Sunday, April 27, 2008

Events From The Cage...

**UPDATE - This post has been continued further up the blog. Click the title picture to reveal the rest of the blog! Yes, this is aimed at you Plymouth dude!**




The gerbil tentatively popped his head up from behind the toilet roll tube and surveyed the scene in front of him. Smoke still whisped up from the flame scorched furniture, barely anything was recognisable, not even the wicker basket he had so affectionately chewed not 10 minutes before. He slid back down onto the soft warm wood shavings of his cage, sighing inwardly. They're not going to be impressed, he thought. This was definitely worse than the last time, even then he was lucky to get away with his life intact. Maybe he was aiming too high, setting himself unreachable goals? Or maybe the expectations on him were just a figment of his imagination.

As he sat there his paw reached down and into the hidden pocket in his fur, pulling out the packet of Marlboro Lights he kept there for emergencies. This was definitely an emergency, he thought. His tiny digit flicked the zippo lighter and sparked the flame. Sucking deeply on his smoke he pondered what he was going to do next.



Ok people...here's a little experiment. I've written the first 2 paragraphs and I'm hoping that you will carry on the story. You can write as little or as much as you'd like, and there are no limits on how many times you write as long as there is at least 1 entry between them from someone else. I really want to see how far this can go, so please feel free to advertise on your own blogs for this post to try and get as many bloggers involved. It could be a brilliant success, although it could fall flat on its face...only time will tell!

4 comments:

Beth said...

This ability to start fires with a mere flick of his tail was becoming a curse – not to mention a danger and a nuisance. He had to learn how to control this power if he had any hope of achieving success.

(And now I'm fixing myself a drink after that burst of creativity - this is not part of the story.)

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes..

All Mod Cons said...

You're not the only one. But due to the distinct lack of entries I think that I may just complete the story myself on a later post. Gives me something else to be creative all over!

SMARTBuddy said...

Ha! Yeah, so I bookmarked your new blog- but didnt realise (stupid, I know) that id actually bookmarked this post entry, so when i checked, it looked like there was nothing new... Thanks for the heads up as i probably wouldnt have worked it out for weeks!