Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Passing The Sentence.. Game #1

Ok, enough of seriousness. Now let us play a game to cheer ourselves up. When I first played this game on David Mcmahon’s blog, it caught my fancy. And now, I want to play it again and I can not play without your active participation. Heyy, It is nice when you read my blog, it’ll be even nicer if you participate in it.

Here’s an open invitation. Can 15 different sentences – written by different bloggers across the globe – weave a good story? Let us find out.
I’m going to write the first sentence and I invite you all to contribute the next sentence, in sequence. Just leave your sentence as a comment, and I’ll keep updating this post to show you the flow of the story. Believe me it’s lots & lots of fun !

Since I have taken this game from David’s blog, I am calling it by the same name.. Passing the sentence. Yes, the sentence is passed onto the next blogger.

I want to see how long it takes to complete the task, so please don’t be reticent. Also, I am going to invite a guest judge (Surprise, surprise !!) – who is also a blogger – to critique our effort.

Ok now, first things first, as this Cuckoo always does … here are some rules of the game.

Rules of the game :

1. No one blogger can participate more than once in a single game.
2. The story has to finish in stipulated no. of sentences only (15 in this case). So make your sentence carefully as to go with the flow.
3. Sentences can be as long or short as you wish them to be, use lots of commas & semi colons. See
one of the examples where I had participated.

So, here goes my first sentence. Let us see who the next one is.

There he was in a black leather jacket sitting in a pub with a large beer and a cigarette, staring inquisitively at a lady sitting next to him wearing a short slinky dress .. Ah, his eyes go blink blink..

Now folks, the stage is all yours. Loosen the reins of your imagination and create the magic with a touch of humour.

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Ahaa ! The story has started moving within no time.

Second sentence which gave me a scare in the beginning itself, is from Abhi of Mumbai, India. He gave a real humerous touch !! Here it goes ..
He took her home, and they lived hapilly ever after!!!

The third sentence is from Aditi.. again from Mumbai, India.
Or at least that is what he thought, that they would live happily ever after.

The fourth sentence came from Sam based in Pune, India.
Here it goes..

But then, fate has a weird way of playing with your fortunes and what you perceive to be reality never turns out to be so.... as it happened with him, when he found out the truth about her!!

Fifth sentence came from Iceman in Pune, India as…
“As this thought passed by his heart, she kept staring at the doorway in a somber mood.”

Sixth sentence is from Carol in Isle of Man
The fair lady had a large husband, six children, and a penchant for taking things that did not belong to her; hence her attraction to him in the first place - but yet still, he loved her, she had ways to please him which no other woman had ever found (mostly involving rubber masks and soft fruits) what on earth was he to do?

Rads in USA wrote the seventh sentence.
"Finishing off the husband seemed like a perfect plan except for one thing- he was half the size of that man's biceps and a whole foot smaller in any way you measure!

Ok, so eighth sentence comes from Dubai based Ansari.
“She finally decided to hire the underworld don Chemical Ali to kill her husband and to acquire all the assets but Ali had a condition, he was ready only on one condition that she has to marry him after he kills her husband, as he was secretly in love with her since his childhood days.”

The ninth sentence is from Ozlady in Singapore. Here it goes..
“Ah, those childhood days, when she used to throw soft fruit at him and make him scream with exquisite pain (or was that last night), perhaps he is daydreaming again!”

And here is the biggest challenge for the next blogger to bring back the story on track !! Beast from Sydney, Australia has put us back on Cuckoo's blog with Paris Hilton replacing the main characters !!
“But god has his mysterious ways and Chemical Ali one day runs into Cuckoo's blog while surfing the net; enlightened, then and there he decides that he will stop bloodshed and take up blogging and dedicate the blog to Paris Hilton as she cant sing, dance, act or do anything right, and miraculously remains in headlines!”

So, with 10 sentences gone, let us see who takes up this challenge.. Oh Oh ! Where this story is heading to ? The main characters.. That man, lady, leather jacket, beer, cigarette .. where are they ?

Eleventh sentence came from US based Praveen G K as..
“By a quirk of fate, her husband came across Chemical Ali's blog and came to know of his reason for transformation leaving him dumbfounded; he filed for divorce!!!”.

Ha Ha… I am amazed at the twist the story has taken ! Thanks Praveen !

Sentence no. 12 comes from Peter in Paris.
“But the divorce was refused, as Ali claimed that what was written in his blog was only part of a game some crazy blogger had invented.”

Thirteenth sentence is from US based Maverick.
“And she thought the story ended, but never she knew it wasn’t meant to end in a courtroom with three powerful men and all loving her, she felt weak by herself and that's when that college kid entered her life.”

Oh la la.. Where on earth that man from the first scene has gone ?? I guess he drank too much. ;)
Now, only two sentences left. Readers, be careful to bring it to an end.

The fourteenth sentence is from Expression! in USA. Here it goes..
Before the college kid would express his burning desire for her, Chemical Ali and her husband came forward with a dagger look on their face, putting the girl into troublesome situation.. what to do, whom to pick!

Here goes the last sentence by Black King from Bangalore, India..
"Finally, the gentlemen decided to settle it all in a game of poker: winner takes all!"

That is all. No more additions to the story. So, that’s how the gentleman thought of a win win situation !! Thank you all for participating and making it a story. Now, it goes directly to the reviewer’s desk. The review will get published here once it comes back to me.

Watch out for the next game. Till then… Tchao.


Ahaa ! I think my current song is very fitting for the opening scene.
Current song- Ajnabee Tum Jaane Pehchane Se Lagte Ho – Kishore Kumar

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46 comments:

Abhi said...

He took her home, and they lived hapilly ever after!!!

Aditi said...

(I played something similar without so many rules last summer at my blog.. was wacky)

Or atleast that is what he thought, that they would live happily ever after. However ever after proved to be quite short lived. On their first anniversary, he returned home early to set up a surprise for her, and found her in bed with another guy.

Sam said...

Aditi.. its about a sentence.. so I'll continue from your first one...

"Or atleast that is what he thought, that they would live happily ever after."

But then, fate has a weird way of playing with yoru fortunes and what you percieve to be reality never turns out to be so.... as it happened with him, when he found out the truth about her!!

Cuckoo said...

Abhi,
OMG !! You gave me a scare !! And a big challenge for the fellow blogger which Aditi took up nicely. With your comment, I thought the story is over before it could even start !!

Cuckoo said...

Aditi,
Girl, you have given it a nice twist but remember it is only one sentence, however long it could be and we need to finish it off in 15 sentences.

Cuckoo said...

Sam,
Hmmm.. I wonder where the story will end up. Thought it is going to be a humorous one. ;)

Sam said...

@Cuckoo.. well if you want me to interject now and then i can assure of such an ending!! :D

david mcmahon said...

Hi Cuckoo,

Great to see this. I'll have the review of your blog posted in the next five or six hours.

Cheers

David

Cuckoo said...

Sam,
No, let it go on one sentence per person ! Let us see how it shapes up.

David,
Oh Thank you. See how the story is shaping up here. :)

Iceman said...

"As this thought passed by his heart, she kept staring at the doorway in a somber mood."

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

The fair lady had a large husband, six children, and a penchant for taking things that did not belong to her; hence her attraction to him in the first place - but yet still, he loved her, she had ways to please him which no other woman had ever found (mostly involving rubber masks and soft fruits) what on earth was he to do?

rads said...

"Finishing off the husband seemed like a perfect plan except for one thing- he was half the size of that man's biceps and a whole foot smaller in any way you measure!"

I am not sure how many sentences are done by now, and hope this helped with the flow.

I love games! :)

Cuckoo said...

Iceman,
Oh, so she was in somber mood. Thank you. Let us see how her mood changes.

Carol,
Thanks sweet lady, I was expecting your comment here. So, that's the 5th sentence.

Cuckoo said...

Rads,
Thanks for participating. Yours is 6th sentence.

Ohh so killing the husband ??? Interesting...

Come again to see the flow.

Shake Al Ansaari said...

she finally decided to hire the underworld don Chemical Ali to kill her husband and to accquire all the assest but Ali had a condition, he was ready only on one condition that she has to marry him after he kills her husband, as he was seceretly in love with her since his childhood days.

btw cuckoo
U didn't answered one question
that u faatoo na ?

now since you havn't answered ..... it means u also like aditi [:P]..ha ha ha

n one more thing i read you article titled...for once...
lovely piece of work...
i'll read the others also....


bbye
n tc

ozlady said...

Ah, those childhood days, when she used to throw soft fruit at him and make him scream with exquisite pain (or was that last night), perhaps he is daydreaming again!

bEAST said...
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bEAST said...

But god has his mysterious ways and Chemical Ali one day runs into Cuckoo's blog while surfing the net; enlightened, then and there he decides that he will stop bloodshed and take up blogging and dedicate the blog to Paris Hilton as she cant sing, dance, act or do nyhting right, and miraculously remains in headllines!

Cuckoo said...

Ansari,
Hmmm your sentence. The story is twisting again. Remember it's only 15 sentences.

U didn't answered one question.. Oh I forgot. No, I am not.

n one more thing i read you article titled...for once... Thank you. There are many. You need to spend time on my blog. That’s all. :) And please do not hesitate in putting a comment where ever you feel like. It peps me up !

Ozlady,
You always write like me. Precise and to the point. :)

Thank you.

Cuckoo said...

Beast,
Do you think your sentence was funny, eh ? Where are the main characters ? I would appreciate if you remain within the storyline and contribute in the flow of the story so as to finish it in 15 sentences WITHOUT wasting any.

You have given a big challenge to the next blogger to bring back the story on track.

bEAST said...

hahaha! whats life without a good challenge aye! lolz. waise a proposed end cud be that " the Halley's comet hits the planet earth and they all die. End of story." lolz!

cmon u do realize that the story can be finished off in just one sentence. rite? so lets have some fun atleast till sentence number 14. hehe! cheers

Praveen G K said...

By a quirk of fate, her husband came across Chemical Ali's blog and came to know of his reason for transformation leaving him dumbfounded; he filed for divorce!!!

Peter said...

But the divorce was refused, as Ali claimed that what was written in his blog was only part of a game some crazy blogger had invented.

Maverick said...

And she thought the story ended, but never she knew it wasnt meant to end in a courtroom. with three powerful men and all loving her, she felt weak by herself and that's when that college kid entered her life. he neither wated to kill them, nor marry her, if he wanted something it was just her love with no conditions

Cuckoo said...

Beast,
Oh yeah, I agree. When I had that first sentence from Abhi, I knew it is going to be a challenging task for other bloggers and you just reminded them once again by virtue of your sentence. :)

It was like “Ek tha Raja, ek thi Rani… dono mar gaye khatam kahaani”.
ROFL...

Cuckoo said...

Praveen,
Welcome to my blog. If not otherwise, you have at least commented here for this game. :)

Well done, you took it up very nicely from the last sentence. Ha Ha.. the story has taken a road beyond my imagination. I am liking it.
Are you interested in these games ? I intend to play it often. So, keep checking.

Thanks for your visit. Looking forward to see more of you.

Cuckoo said...

Peter,
Good going. I wonder where that man from the first scene has gone. I guess he drank too much !! ;)

Maverick,
Heyyy you too ?? I never knew you are interested in this type of games. I am so happy to see you here.
Yours is 13th sentence. Two more to go. Yoohooo !!

Praveen G K said...

Hi Cuckoo,

I plan to become a regular reader of your blog! i love to follow certain blogs and yours is a fun blog!!! Nice story the way it has developed :-)

Cuckoo said...

Maverick,
Heyyy I just noticed.. your comment has more than one sentence ! I'll take only one.
i.e. the next blogger has to start from here..

"And she thought the story ended, but never she knew it wasn't meant to end in a courtroom with three powerful men and all loving her, she felt weak by herself and that's when that college kid entered her life."

bEAST said...

@Cuckoo
you ever tried googling for your name? ya u must have. i was trying something like that today. i was googling for myself in images. gosh the results cudnt be worse. chk it out urself. google images mien google for "jiwateshwar"

http://images.google.com.au/images?svnum=10&hl=en&gbv=2&safe=off&q=jiwateshwar&btnG=Search+Images

Expression ! said...

Here is my chain of thought:-

Before the college kid would express his burning desire for her ,Chemical Ali and her husband came forward with a dagger look on their face,putting the girl into troublesome situation ,what to do whom to pick!

The Black King said...

Okay, so here's my sentence: "Finally, the gentlemen decided to settle it all in a game of poker: winner takes all!"

But I bet nobody really thought about the endings that the story is finally going to take! :)

desh said...

nice one cuckoo :)

Cuckoo said...

Beast,
Hmmm.. No, till today I hadn’t tried googling my name, it was not needed. Thanks for the link you provided me.
And yes, you are absolutely right !! It couldn’t have been worse than this !!
Never knew you look exactly like me !! Should I start calling you twin ? Oh Beasty Twin ?

Anyways, enough of timepass here.
For your info, this is the comment section for the post.. for any off topic comment please use my ChatBox.
Thanks.

Cuckoo said...

Expression,
What a name you've got !! Welcome here on my blog. I never knew this game would attract many new comers here.

Thanks for your contribution and for your visit. Keep coming.

Black King,
Hey thanks for wrapping up the story. At one time I thought it is going nowhere or should I say every where ? ;)

Keep coming, you’ll get more of it.

Cuckoo said...

Desh,
Thank you but you missed the chance. :(

Chalo, never mind. You keep checking here and play it next time. Be among the first lot. That really sets the path of the story.

Thanks again.

GMG said...

I'm late! Sorry I couldn't come earlier... Thanks for your comments on Blogtrotter

Sugarlips said...

Oh NOOOOOO...I'm late :( The game is over *sobs loudly*

Enjoyed the story so very much :)
Do let me know when you do next time or I might try this on my blog :)

Stay Beautiful...!!

Cuckoo said...

Gil,
You are always welcome. I intend to play this game quite often. Try next time. :)

Sugarlips,
Oh dear, yeah you are late for this game but not for the next one !

Keep watching (and frequently), I'll play it quite often here. :)

Thanks for coming.

rk said...

cuckoo,
loved this game.
thanks to you, the readers who participated and to the Blogfather, one and only David McMahon!

cheers and take care
rk

ozlady said...

I wonder who wont he poker game?
;)

Cuckoo said...

RK,
Welcome. This time you are late but there is always a next time !! Keep checking. Keep dropping here.

Yeah, Thanks to all. :)

Cheers!

Ozlady,
Ha Ha.. I was wondering too. ;) I have never read such an interesting, twisting and somewhat insane story in my life. :P

Let us see what next game is upto.

Cheers!

mathew said...

wow..very intersting game..seems to be lot of fun!!

bachodi said...

I am late .. :-(

Cuckoo said...

Mathew,
Yes, it indeed is !! Join the next game.

Bach,
Oh dear, don't make such a sad face. There is always a next time.

Sigma said...

Very intersting!! And amazing turn-out. I had been away from the blogworld for a while, and missed it by a huge margin :-(