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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:38 pm

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:58 pm

"Finally, after so many years of research and tinkering, Dr Henekia stood between the poles of her Intangibility Generator and triumphantly threw the switch. She suffocated long before reaching the Earth's core."
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Post by Lupine » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:25 pm

^Better than what I came up with! :lol:

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Post by scottydog » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:19 pm

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Finally, after so many years of research and tinkering, Dr Henekia stood between the poles of her Intangibility Generator and triumphantly threw the switch. She suffocated long before reaching the Earth's core.
The unintended consequences of being a mad scientist :lol:

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Re: The TWO-SENTENCE STORY Thread

Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:38 am

Lupine wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:25 pm
^Better than what I came up with! :lol:
Yeah, mine is an EPIC. :lol:
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The unintended consequences of being a mad scientist :lol:
Where would we be without unintended consequences? :lol:
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Re: The TWO-SENTENCE STORY Thread

Post by scottydog » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:02 am

RJDiogenes wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:38 am
scottydog wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:19 pm
The unintended consequences of being a mad scientist :lol:
Where would we be without unintended consequences? :lol:
I'd be curious to know the ratio of intended to unintended consequences in scientific research. I bet it's roughly 1:20.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:38 pm

Probably more than that. :lol:
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Post by scottydog » Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:27 am

"He was convicted of two crimes, receiving 8 years in prison for one and 5 years for the other. This is a two-sentence story."

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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Nov 29, 2019 2:10 am

Ohhhhh. :warn: :silly:
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Post by scottydog » Fri Nov 29, 2019 3:56 am

My deepest apologies :lol:

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:11 pm

Stumbling upon the ruins of the National Archive, the time-tossed astronauts discovered that the reason for a future world ruled by apes was not really nuclear war or a runaway genetic virus. Voters simply decided that apes could do a better job.
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Post by Lupine » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:58 pm

^ :veryhappy: Love it!

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Post by scottydog » Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:57 pm

RJDiogenes wrote:
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Voters simply decided that apes could do a better job.
I trust these voters :lol:

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Post by Lupine » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:12 pm

"What happened here?" demanded Taylor, glaring at the venerable orangutan.
"Trump," replied Zaius.

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"Damn you! Damn you to HELLLLL!!!" :lol:
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Re: The TWO-SENTENCE STORY Thread

Post by scottydog » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:21 pm

Here's a new challenge for y'all.

Pick up the book that is closest to you right now. Open up to a random page. Then find two consecutive sentences on that page that could be a reasonable two-sentence story.

I'll start.

In his greatest genius, man is still mocked. No wonder that historically art and psychosis have had such an intimate relationship, that the road to creativity passes so close to the madhouse and often detours or ends there.

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Post by Lupine » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:52 pm

The problem is that I have a lot of books near me... :book:

The sudden but relatively bloodless revolution of 1911 led to the abdication of the Manchu Emperor. China drifted into a state of chaos.

Makes for a rather dark story. :lol: (source: The Historical Atlas of the 20th Century, 6.17).

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Post by RJDiogenes » Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:20 am

I kind of had to cheat, because all my books are upstairs. The first book that my eyes saw as I came up and turned the corner was After Dark by Manly Wade Wellman.

Mr. Ben flung down his fork. For profit, obviously.

Leaves a lot to the imagination. :lol:
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Re: The TWO-SENTENCE STORY Thread

Post by scottydog » Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:35 am

Lupine wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:52 pm
The problem is that I have a lot of books near me... :book:

The sudden but relatively bloodless revolution of 1911 led to the abdication of the Manchu Emperor. China drifted into a state of chaos.

Makes for a rather dark story. :lol: (source: The Historical Atlas of the 20th Century, 6.17).
Dark but true :( I should get that historical atlas -- I love reading stuff like that.
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Mr. Ben flung down his fork. For profit, obviously.

Leaves a lot to the imagination. :lol:
Wow, that's terrific. I want to know more!

By the way, my book was The Denial of Death by Ernest Becker. An excellent read.

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Re: The TWO-SENTENCE STORY Thread

Post by Lupine » Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:53 pm

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Dark but true :( I should get that historical atlas -- I love reading stuff like that.
It's part of a series: Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Historical Atlas of The Classical World, Historical Atlas of The Medieval World, Historical Atlas of The Early Modern World, and Historical Atlas of The 20th Century.

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Post by scottydog » Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:43 pm

^^ Cool :thumbsup:

Here's one submitted by mrs. scottydog from the book she is currently reading:

The air had taken on a chill, the dampness forming serpentine swirls of mist. Stirred by the breeze, the ghostly pale vapor floated through the leafy shadows of the topiary trees lining the graveled walkways.

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Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:02 am

^^ Moody. :ghost:

Here's one derived from The Moon Is A Harsh Mistress:

Another time they argued "time." Some wanted to stop it entirely.

I dunno.... :lol:
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Post by scottydog » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:25 am

^If we stop time, can we please stop it when I have a mouth full of delicious chocolate? And not when I'm grading a badly written student paper?

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Re: The TWO-SENTENCE STORY Thread

Post by RJDiogenes » Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:58 pm

That sounds like a recipe for a Twilight Zone ending.

On a Tuesday afternoon in May, when the universe unexpectedly entered a second inflationary period, freezing time for a billion years, Professor Scott just happened to be biting into his favorite brand of chocolate candy. After about a million years, he was already sick of it.
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Re: The TWO-SENTENCE STORY Thread

Post by scottydog » Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:39 am

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After about a million years, he was already sick of it.[/i]
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So that means that I was still enjoying it after 900,000 years of eating chocolate. That sounds acceptable to me :guffaw:

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