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Old 07-28-2004, 09:54 AM   #1
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Alphabet Story

It's easy--you just add a single line--but it starts with the next letter of the alphabet from the letter that begins the previous line...And all the gods pity the poor sucker who gets stuck with "Q"

Extra points for actual continuity...

Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.
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Old 07-28-2004, 10:44 AM   #2
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Re: Alphabet Story

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.
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Old 07-28-2004, 11:41 AM   #3
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Re: Alphabet Story

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...
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Old 07-28-2004, 08:51 PM   #4
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Re: Alphabet Story

Ding dong.
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Old 07-28-2004, 08:53 PM   #5
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Re: Alphabet Story

I'm gonna cut and paste so that when it gets down to "M," people don't get lost...

Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...

Ding dong.

Evan was at the door. Oh, crap!
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:07 PM   #6
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Re: Alphabet Story

Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...

Ding dong.

Evan was at the door. Oh, crap!

"Forget it, Evan," Adam shouted. "I'm not letting you back in!"
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:11 PM   #7
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Re: Alphabet Story

"Good! I didn't want to come in. I'm only here to return your..."
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:34 PM   #8
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Re: Alphabet Story

Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...

Ding dong.

Evan was at the door. Oh, crap!

"Forget it, Evan," Adam shouted. "I'm not letting you back in!"

"Good! I didn't want to come in. I'm only here to return your...

Hot Babes magazine. But if you don't want it...
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:34 PM   #9
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please forgive the alphabetus interruptus...

As boys can do every foolish, gory horror in jest, knowing little, mankind now operates poorly. Quite ridiculous such trivial undertakings--very wasteful, xenogenetic, yet zealous!

i couldn't help myself!
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Old 07-28-2004, 09:37 PM   #10
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Re: please forgive the alphabetus interruptus...

And the purpose of that little editorial?
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Old 07-28-2004, 10:01 PM   #11
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Re: please forgive the alphabetus interruptus...

Each word started with a new letter of the alphabet, in sequence.
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Old 07-28-2004, 10:02 PM   #12
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Re: please forgive the alphabetus interruptus...

( It was a tongue-n-cheek post... it would seem my sense of humor is only clicking on 4 cylinders, today)
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Old 07-28-2004, 10:09 PM   #13
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Re: please forgive the alphabetus interruptus...

Sorry, LJ. I think I'm still recovering from last night and the resulting lack of oxygen this morning.
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Old 07-28-2004, 10:11 PM   #14
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Re: Alphabet Story

Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...

Ding dong.

Evan was at the door. Oh, crap!

"Forget it, Evan," Adam shouted. "I'm not letting you back in!"

"Good! I didn't want to come in. I'm only here to return your...

Hot Babes magazine. But if you don't want it...

I'll just give it to Justine to cut up for scrap."
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Old 07-28-2004, 10:21 PM   #15
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Re: Alphabet Story

Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...

Ding dong.

Evan was at the door. Oh, crap!

"Forget it, Evan," Adam shouted. "I'm not letting you back in!"

"Good! I didn't want to come in. I'm only here to return your...

Hot Babes magazine. But if you don't want it...

I'll just give it to Justine to cut up for scrap."

"Justine?! Oh god, no! She thinks I'm gay--you can't blow my cover like that!"
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Old 07-29-2004, 03:07 AM   #16
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Re: Alphabet Story

Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...

Ding dong.

Evan was at the door. Oh, crap!

"Forget it, Evan," Adam shouted. "I'm not letting you back in!"

"Good! I didn't want to come in. I'm only here to return your...

Hot Babes magazine. But if you don't want it...

I'll just give it to Justine to cut up for scrap."

"Justine?! Oh god, no! She thinks I'm gay--you can't blow my cover like that!"

"Keep refusing to let me in and it's blown, bro!"
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Old 07-29-2004, 07:28 AM   #17
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Re: Alphabet Story

Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...

Ding dong.

Evan was at the door. Oh, crap!

"Forget it, Evan," Adam shouted. "I'm not letting you back in!"

"Good! I didn't want to come in. I'm only here to return your...

Hot Babes magazine. But if you don't want it...

I'll just give it to Justine to cut up for scrap."

"Justine?! Oh god, no! She thinks I'm gay--you can't blow my cover like that!"

"Keep refusing to let me in and it's blown, bro!"

"Laura will be here in a minute. I can't let you in now. I'm naked."
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Old 07-29-2004, 08:04 AM   #18
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Re: Alphabet Story

Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...

Ding dong.

Evan was at the door. Oh, crap!

"Forget it, Evan," Adam shouted. "I'm not letting you back in!"

"Good! I didn't want to come in. I'm only here to return your...

Hot Babes magazine. But if you don't want it...

I'll just give it to Justine to cut up for scrap."

"Justine?! Oh god, no! She thinks I'm gay--you can't blow my cover like that!"

"Keep refusing to let me in and it's blown, bro!"

"Laura will be here in a minute. I can't let you in now. I'm naked."

"Maybe you'd like Laura to see what kind of reading material you really keep around the house--instead of all those Steinem treatises and Susan Faludi feminist tomes you leave laying around just to impress her!"
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Old 07-29-2004, 08:51 AM   #19
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Re: Alphabet Story

Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...

Ding dong.

Evan was at the door. Oh, crap!

"Forget it, Evan," Adam shouted. "I'm not letting you back in!"

"Good! I didn't want to come in. I'm only here to return your...

Hot Babes magazine. But if you don't want it...

I'll just give it to Justine to cut up for scrap."

"Justine?! Oh god, no! She thinks I'm gay--you can't blow my cover like that!"

"Keep refusing to let me in and it's blown, bro!"

"Laura will be here in a minute. I can't let you in now. I'm naked."

"Maybe you'd like Laura to see what kind of reading material you really keep around the house--instead of all those Steinem treatises and Susan Faludi feminist tomes you leave laying around just to impress her!"

"Nooo! Hold on a minute. I'm coming."
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Old 07-29-2004, 08:09 PM   #20
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Re: Alphabet Story

Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...

Ding dong.

Evan was at the door. Oh, crap!

"Forget it, Evan," Adam shouted. "I'm not letting you back in!"

"Good! I didn't want to come in. I'm only here to return your...

Hot Babes magazine. But if you don't want it...

I'll just give it to Justine to cut up for scrap."

"Justine?! Oh god, no! She thinks I'm gay--you can't blow my cover like that!"

"Keep refusing to let me in and it's blown, bro!"

"Laura will be here in a minute. I can't let you in now. I'm naked."

"Maybe you'd like Laura to see what kind of reading material you really keep around the house--instead of all those Steinem treatises and Susan Faludi feminist tomes you leave laying around just to impress her!"

"Nooo! Hold on a minute. I'm coming."

"Oh," said Evan when Adam answered the door and saw not one, but two people standing outside. "Did I forget to mention that Laura was with me? Oops!"
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Old 07-30-2004, 11:56 AM   #21
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Re: Alphabet Story

Ignore this post, please.
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Old 07-30-2004, 12:57 PM   #22
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Re: Alphabet Story

Eh, Reph... it was up to "O."
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Old 07-30-2004, 01:23 PM   #23
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Re: Alphabet Story

That is strange. I thought I'd read clear to the bottom. Will redo.
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Old 07-30-2004, 01:29 PM   #24
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Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...

Ding dong.

Evan was at the door. Oh, crap!

"Forget it, Evan," Adam shouted. "I'm not letting you back in!"

"Good! I didn't want to come in. I'm only here to return your...

Hot Babes magazine. But if you don't want it...

I'll just give it to Justine to cut up for scrap."

"Justine?! Oh god, no! She thinks I'm gay--you can't blow my cover like that!"

"Keep refusing to let me in and it's blown, bro!"

"Laura will be here in a minute. I can't let you in now. I'm naked."

"Maybe you'd like Laura to see what kind of reading material you really keep around the house--instead of all those Steinem treatises and Susan Faludi feminist tomes you leave laying around just to impress her!"

"Nooo! Hold on a minute. I'm coming."

"Oh," said Evan when Adam answered the door and saw not one, but two people standing outside. "Did I forget to mention that Laura was with me? Oops!"

Poor Adam!
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Old 07-30-2004, 07:30 PM   #25
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Re: Alphabet Story

Adam looked out over the sea of churning humanity in the street beneath his balcony.

Below him the crush of people might be milling about aimlessly, but his heart knew only one purpose.

Counting back from a hundred, he heard the name Laura over and over in his head...

Ding dong.

Evan was at the door. Oh, crap!

"Forget it, Evan," Adam shouted. "I'm not letting you back in!"

"Good! I didn't want to come in. I'm only here to return your...

Hot Babes magazine. But if you don't want it...

I'll just give it to Justine to cut up for scrap."

"Justine?! Oh god, no! She thinks I'm gay--you can't blow my cover like that!"

"Keep refusing to let me in and it's blown, bro!"

"Laura will be here in a minute. I can't let you in now. I'm naked."

"Maybe you'd like Laura to see what kind of reading material you really keep around the house--instead of all those Steinem treatises and Susan Faludi feminist tomes you leave laying around just to impress her!"

"Nooo! Hold on a minute. I'm coming."

"Oh," said Evan when Adam answered the door and saw not one, but two people standing outside. "Did I forget to mention that Laura was with me? Oops!"

Poor Adam!

Quite a sticky situation he managed to land himself in.
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