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Story is a 30-day project - Part One.

Ok, so here's the deal. Let's write a story together. I can't say what kind of a story, because I can't say where it will take us. Rules (which is a very strong word itself) are simple. I will provide first few sentences today. Provide your vision of what should come next in your comments. Please, try to limit yourself to, let's say, five to ten sentences. And then I'll see - I might take one whole reply/comment as the next paragraph, maybe I'll try to combine some. Hard to say, because I don't know if the whole thing will come to life at all.

And then, another day, another paragraph. I will end each 30DayStory post with what we'll come up till then, maybe add a few more sentences and in a month from now, we'll have a true LJ joint venture story. I know there are a lot of you out there who write. So, let's do it, okay?

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The Day As It Was

I still don't know what the fuck was wrong with that lady on the bus. She was looking, no, not looking, bloody staring at me as if I were some kind of an alien. I tried to catch my reflection in the window to check if I left home snotty or unzipped or something, but as hard as I tried, nothing out of unusual met my eyes. Wherever I moved, there they were; annoying, empty, shallow eyes; stern gaze that already started flirting with downright rudeness. I just couldn't wait for my station to arrive.


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madknits
Sep. 27th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC)
I thought I was going to make it home-free. I could see through the window that the bus was approaching my stop, and I was getting ready to shuffle to the exit, when, in a deep and growly voice that sounded like it came from the depths of Hell itself, she addressed me.
tilia_tomentosa
Sep. 27th, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
Wow, you even managed to match his style! :)
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ezran74
Sep. 28th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
I could stop thinking about her, I even checked the news paper to see if there was any mention of escaped mental patients, anything. Something about her really shook me. That night I felt like a little kid again, needing to check under the bed for monsters.
paterson_si
Sep. 28th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
very good pre-ending. :)
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wuffnuff
Sep. 28th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
Hope you don't mind me joining in, I just stumbled across this!

Morning came and I woke with a jolt, heart beating an insane rhythm in my chest. Yesterdays event still vibrant in my thoughts. Was it all a dream? I padded to the bathroom and turned the hot water to the sink to splash away the remaining sleep. Face dripping I wipe the condensed steam from the mirror only to see the crone looking back at me.
paterson_si
Sep. 28th, 2009 03:13 pm (UTC)
of course I do not mind. you provided a perfect ending of today's "work": :)
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paterson_si
Sep. 28th, 2009 03:14 pm (UTC)
I will have to use that part when we come to action part. For now it's just spooky. Well saved. :)
osodecanela
Sep. 28th, 2009 06:38 am (UTC)
As though a barn owl, her stare remained unwavering, nearly unblinking. There was a coldness there, impassive and menacing. The closer we came to my stop, the more I felt like prey, exposed and vulnerable. Two blocks early, I bolted for the door.
paterson_si
Sep. 28th, 2009 03:15 pm (UTC)
awright!!! :) I just skipped "two blocks" early. THANKS! :)
arktos62
Sep. 28th, 2009 12:49 pm (UTC)
Finally, I couldn't take any more. My nerves were jangling and I knew something bad was going to happen if I didn't say something. "Look," I said, my anger and anxiety mounting in equal measure, "If you don't stop staring at me, I'll have to report you. Now, just keep your eyes on the road and drive the damn bus."
paterson_si
Sep. 28th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
GOSH! Why haven't you replied earlier? Everybody picked the ghostly theme... I need to find a way to use that. It made me do a huge LOL. :)
bygbrat
Sep. 28th, 2009 01:47 pm (UTC)
My spidey senses tingled stronger than ever. As I exited the bus, my right arm extended toward the wretched women and the usual spray of silky strong spider web encased them like bugs. The muffled screams filled the night air only to be muffled by the closing bus doors and explosion of exhaust as the driver pulled away from the stop.
paterson_si
Sep. 28th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
I will use this the second I start fighting with the evil. :) Thanks!
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thisisdavid
Oct. 5th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Then we hit a bump and I really had something to be self conscious about.
When we hit the bum, my nose bumped into the seat in front of me and started gushing blood!
paterson_si
Oct. 5th, 2009 01:52 pm (UTC)
ahh.. you need to go to the fifth part. :) we are past the bus already.
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