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#1 TheBrickster

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 03:33 AM

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Over the past few Halloweens, a number of EB members participated in a very fun thread, "It was a Dark and Stormy Night...".  The way it worked is that after someone started the story, participants would add another line to the story.  Sometimes, the story gets a little silly, while other times, through the wit of the participants, it becomes very enjoyable.  What makes it fun is when the story doesn't become too crazy or unbelievable.  Focussing on realism, yet fictitious elements add to the quality of the story.  No one should say lines like, "then he shot them all".  Rather, lines that set the next person up like, "then he pulled out the hidden object in the basket that was a...".  Pictures may also be added to your line.

So, let's give the story a try, and see where it goes.  Anyone may participate, but again, focus on good posts making a quality and enjoyable story.

Tale of the Ghost Train

It was a dark and stormy night in the train yard...

#2 Svelte

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 03:40 AM

...and as the wind whistled through the boughs of the trees, and the milky moon shone wanly through brooding clouds, the Station Master shivered as he thought of the mysterious crated package that had recently arrived, padlocked, from the icy wastes of Siberia, which had a large warning sign printed on it which read...

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 03:48 AM

"Hungry Woman TV Dinners.  Keep Refrigerated".  In the distance, a strange sound could be heard.

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 05:49 AM

The sound grew louder and louder and a faint glow could be seen in the distance coming along the rails. A steam train? There weren't to many of those around these days. All of a sudden there was a loud band and the noise was right upon the sleepy platform. Pulling into the station was...

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 09:53 AM

.. a train that looked like the Hogwarts Express, but when the station master looked more carefully ...

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 05:42 PM

it was not a train at all, but rather a...

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Posted 22 August 2009 - 11:46 PM

Giant banana on wheels. The station Master looked puzzled at the strange rail transport as out of the cab stepped TheBrickster. He said...

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 12:16 AM

"Is it Sundae already?" He grinned, inadvertently revealing dangerous looking pointed teeth. In his hand he held...

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 12:52 AM

Something like a shrunken head by its "hair".  Up closer observation, one would find that it is not a head, but...
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 01:55 AM

... a ball of clumped up spaghetti with meatballs to boot. "Hungry?" asked TheBrickster. However, the station master noticed something odd about the pasta. It was...

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:01 AM

actually the hair of an African Zuni voodoo doll with a faceless head.  Around its neck was a small chain and label with the name "Schmelt" written in magic marker.
With a terrified look on his face, the Station Master ran toward the mysterious crate to...

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:30 AM

check that the goods were not defrosting, since he was so conscientious, but in his haste he tripped and crashed right into it! Peering through the splintered wood, he saw not 'Hungry Woman' dinners, but a monstrous sight that filled him with atavistic loathing and fear! It was...

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 02:42 AM

the 1,000 year old remains of the Hungry Woman herself as she stood dripping within a not-so-frozen block of ice.

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 03:26 AM

A small shunter pulled up behind the banana cart and out stepped Captain Zuloo. He walked up to TheBrickster just as Svelte fell through the roof of the platform and sat up...

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 04:05 AM

only to say, "is that your banana mobile, or are you just happy to see me"?  TheBrickster chuckled :laugh:  before dropping the voodoo doll on the ground causing... :look:

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:07 AM

... a small earthquake to occur. As the dust settled, the merry band of people looked around to see a hooded figure approaching from down the platform, where an old ornate passenger car was parked up. In its hand was...

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 03:17 PM

... a headless minifigure...

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 03:40 PM

... discoing to a catchy tune while the hooded figure held a shiny round ball in his other hand. However, it seemed the headless minifigure was not, in fact, discoing. He was instead...

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 03:53 PM

"bobbing" to the tune of the all-time catchy Elton John song, Crocodile Rock.  Just then, a horrible crunching sound came from the melting ice block causing all to turn to see the remains of Hungry Woman.  To their surprise, they saw...

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:34 PM

The Hungry Woman was gone! :oh3:

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 10:49 PM

but in her place was a...

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Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:23 PM

Large piece of paper with the words "Gone to get more large paper and crayons" scrawled in crayon.  As the group stood with a confused look on their face, an APC carrying the local crazy gun nut, Thok, roared across the platform, causing....
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Posted 23 August 2009 - 11:55 PM

... a popular comedian to make a crack about the number of cameos in the story, which in turn caused an Italian lawyer named Adam to fall out of the sky. Svelte decided to treat everyone to a chicken dinner, but since they had no chicken, they used...

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:52 AM

a human finger!...

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 12:58 AM

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