The TWO-SENTENCE STORY Thread

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Re: The TWO-SENTENCE STORY Thread

Post by scottydog » Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:32 pm

Lupine wrote:
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"Hey, there's a falling Professor!"
Splat.
I've fallen many times. Usually in love :love:
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"I love the feeling of the strong wind blowing hard on my face and whipping my hair. Less pleasant is the feeling of my skull smashing to bits on the sidewalk below."
That's a great one. These things work best when there's that sharp contrast between the two sentences.
You're right. The second sentence cannot predictably follow from the first.

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Post by Lupine » Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:12 pm

Two murderers entered a house. Then there was only one. :Ahhh:

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Post by scottydog » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:45 pm

Lupine wrote:
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Two murderers entered a house. Then there was only one. :Ahhh:
This is a good one! :thumbsup:

I think these stories, like any short story, are successful when they leave the reader wanting to learn more!

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Lupine wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:12 pm
Two murderers entered a house. Then there was only one. :Ahhh:
Perfect. :D
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I think these stories, like any short story, are successful when they leave the reader wanting to learn more!
Yes, they must be surprising and leave the reader with implications to ponder.
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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:19 pm

"October is here and the trees have started to change in their usual way. I don't know what it is about this time of year that makes them say those awful things."
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RJDiogenes wrote:
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"October is here and the trees have started to change in their usual way. I don't know what it is about this time of year that makes them say those awful things."
Nice! :thumbsup:

"The trees barked at me. They wouldn't leaf me alone."

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Post by Lupine » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:00 pm

I was attacked by a tree. Turns out their bark really are worse than their bite.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:31 pm

I see we have a couple of budding comedians here. :angel:
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Post by scottydog » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:58 am

My sense of humor is a little acorny but people say it's oak-kay.
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Post by scottydog » Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:37 am

"After the phlebotomist draws a vial of my blood, he turns his back to me. Quickly he whirls around to face me, and with a trickle of blood dripping from his lips, his syringe again finds its mark on my arm."

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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:36 pm

Norman is back! :D :thumbsup:
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Post by scottydog » Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:36 am

^ Yes, I think Norman gets quite thirsty.

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"I awoke from my lumpectomy to the scene of a massacre. Benign, huh?"
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Post by scottydog » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:19 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:
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"I awoke from my lumpectomy to the scene of a massacre. Benign, huh?"
:eek: That's gonna leave a mark ;)

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Post by scottydog » Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:32 pm

Another birthday passed and the old man noticed he was becoming increasingly stiff. Rigor mortis is no fun, he mused.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:48 pm

^^ Nice.

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Post by scottydog » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:36 am

^ :lol:

But if he eats people who agree with him on social issues, his food will be unable to vote.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:06 pm

He does make some poor life choices.
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Post by scottydog » Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:12 pm

"The Wife and I practiced some physically challenging dance moves last night. Hospital visiting hours are 4 to 6pm today."

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Post by Lupine » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:55 pm

^ :lol:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:54 pm

Fiction or Non-fiction? :lol:
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Post by scottydog » Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:07 am

Is there a genre label that describes a blend of fiction and non-fiction? We're doing this group formation dance routine and it is to a country western song. So we had to order cowboy boots, which just arrived and WHICH ARE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO DANCE IN.

So The Wife and I tried dancing our routine wearing the boots for the first time, and we nearly killed ourselves. Plus I think they're giving me a blister. :mad:

If Olivia, our Australian guest, didn't already believe that all Americans are nuts, she does now :lol:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:11 pm

scottydog wrote:
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Is there a genre label that describes a blend of fiction and non-fiction?
"Politics."
We're doing this group formation dance routine and it is to a country western song. So we had to order cowboy boots, which just arrived and WHICH ARE ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO DANCE IN.
The most important thing to remember about dancing in cowboy boots is that somebody has to be shooting at your feet.
So The Wife and I tried dancing our routine wearing the boots for the first time, and we nearly killed ourselves. Plus I think they're giving me a blister. :mad:
Bonus points for suffering for your art, though. :lol:
If Olivia, our Australian guest, didn't already believe that all Americans are nuts, she does now :lol:
I thought everybody in Australia wore cowboy boots.
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Post by scottydog » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:45 am

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The most important thing to remember about dancing in cowboy boots is that somebody has to be shooting at your feet.
:lol: Well that gave me a laugh! And it should help me -- the boots are so big and clunky that it feels like my feet aren't getting off the ground. I'll imagine Yosemite Sam rootin tootin shootin at me :gun:

I'll ask Olivia if you're right about Aussie men wearing cowboy boots.

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Post by Lupine » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:54 pm

The wind blows, the power fails, the fires burn. It's not Armageddon, it's California.

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