View Full Version : The novel with a thousand authors

10-03-2013, 08:10 AM
Please forgive if this has already been attempted.

What you do is put down a sentence. Only one sentence not a series of sentences. The next person comes along and puts down their sentence and on and on and on.

I'll start it off:

"As she walked along the beach Sally stopped and looked down at the shell at her feet"

10-03-2013, 09:36 AM
She thought to herself, "Oh what a pretty shell!"

10-03-2013, 10:21 PM
But she was startled when she looked inside.

10-04-2013, 01:26 AM
A pearl shone in bright sunlight

10-04-2013, 06:47 AM
But wait, it was a rare pink pearl!

10-04-2013, 04:17 PM
She thought to herself, I could erase a lot of debt with this pearl.

10-05-2013, 02:42 AM
Sally was in hock to a loan shark.

10-05-2013, 03:23 AM
As Sally walked back to the lodge she wondered if she should tell John.

10-05-2013, 03:56 PM
But decided to keep it to herself for now.

Katie Black
10-05-2013, 08:36 PM
For a moment she felt sad, how had she got herself in this situation.

10-06-2013, 09:19 AM
The loan sharks were constantly harassing her, and she didn't know what to do next.

Katie Black
10-06-2013, 01:13 PM
She felt depressed beyond measure, and knew she needed help.

10-06-2013, 01:30 PM
She decided she would go see if the famous detective, Herlock Sholmes, could help her.

Katie Black
10-06-2013, 04:56 PM
With this thought in mind, she briskly took off walking, luckily the weather was fine.

10-08-2013, 03:52 PM
Not long after, John was walking along the same stretch of beach, enjoying the weather.

10-08-2013, 03:58 PM
There was a large,shaggy dog bounding along beside him.

10-08-2013, 07:22 PM
The dog's name was Buddy and he usually never left John's side.

10-08-2013, 09:03 PM
But today Buddy was suddenly distracted and went bounding off over the sand, in the process changing the course of John's mundane afternoon.

10-08-2013, 09:07 PM
And thus began the adventure that would surely change the course of Sally's, John's and yes, Buddy's lives.

Katie Black
10-08-2013, 09:29 PM
John shouted after Buddy, but to no avail, Buddy who was regularly rewarded for his docility, paid no heed today.

10-10-2013, 03:25 PM
As John chased after Buddy, calling all the way, Buddy disappeared over a sand dune.

Katie Black
10-13-2013, 04:39 AM
John, gasping for breath, hastily scrambled after Buddy, and happened upon two ladies, arm in arm, deep in conversation, and oblivious to Buddy.

10-24-2013, 08:14 AM
He decided to slip behind a tree and listen for a bit, not revealing himself yet.

10-27-2013, 06:13 AM
Suddenly aware of a dogs presence one of the women produced a handgun and took up a defensive stance

10-29-2013, 07:13 AM
Now John had to reveal himself, he shouted, "Wait, wait, he won't hurt you!"

10-31-2013, 11:45 AM
Buddy sensing that John was in danger snarled and leapt , clamping his teeth firmly onto the gun arm of the woman , with a deafening noise the weapon fired.....

10-31-2013, 09:14 PM
See how this story unfolds, go to Amazon and buy the book. :lol:

Katie Black
11-03-2013, 12:12 AM
The shot clipped Johns cap, sending it careering down the beach with Buddy in pursuit, and causing John to stagger back in dazed disbelief.

02-21-2014, 01:27 AM
even as Buddy barreled off in futile and ill advised pursuit of Johns bloodied and bullet ravaged hat, the Sea, only stormy a moment ago suddenly swelled with an ominous surge and a thundrous clamor

03-05-2014, 02:34 AM
and picked up Buddy and hurled him back to shore

chammi kaiser
02-09-2015, 10:04 AM
John lay dazed and bleeding on the warm sand when suddenly he felt something cold and wet leaning against his body.

ural jones
02-15-2015, 11:58 AM
As Buddy's battered body hurled along the beach....

chammi kaiser
02-15-2015, 02:23 PM
The dog shook himself and lay beside John, tiredly leaning his pain-wracked body beside that of John's.

03-04-2015, 10:24 PM
John suddenly realized that the woman had five shots left in her pistol.

05-03-2015, 10:44 PM
Unless of course thought John the gun was a Glock, in which case she could have sixteen rounds left.

07-21-2015, 07:55 PM
then Buddy the dog thought to himself, i must fetch Sally to help.

07-22-2015, 12:31 AM
Suddenly a helicopter appeared in the sky and flew low over the beach.

07-24-2015, 01:07 PM
It was the Animal Patrol, looking for illegally off-leash dogs on the beach.

07-31-2015, 01:00 PM
Wearing the latest fashion, the dogkini

08-03-2015, 07:56 AM
..(the dogkini), a canine suit containing emergency medical devices, specifically designed for medium-sized dogs of average posture with medical expertise of humans, allowing such learned doctor dogs a.o. to perform open air surgery while smoking a pipe, perform proper anaesthesia with a beach stone, as well as minor dental corrections while singing the blues on beaches at temperatures not exceeding 25° Celsius and winds below 7 Beaufort - but only during full moon.

08-03-2015, 06:53 PM
As the moon diminished to no more than a glowing crescent, Buddy returned once more to the faithful pet. Gone was the medical expertise of humans, gone was the pipe, song no longer emerged from his lips as he went on his weary way. he must leave this place, his paws were dry and the tiny grains of sand were irritating. As he reach the summit of the highest dune he caught a glimpse of movement in his peripheral vision. It was slight but he was sure he had caught movement. Scanning the area, there it was......

08-16-2015, 12:06 AM
Another group of women, fashionably dressed, and armed to the teeth.

08-19-2015, 08:07 PM
Breeding always shows through and on that day the pooch could only thank fortune he had been bred with an abundance of both speed and stamina, out of the greyhound 'High Tail' that was known in all circles of greyhound racing as the sprinting bitch one sees rarely in a lifetime and his sire the champion long distance greyhound 'Running Beach'. He hesitated for seconds only before high tailing it running from that beach.

10-11-2015, 08:32 AM
Meanwhile his master had died, coldly murdered by a firing squad. Buddy felt disloyal and couldn't abide being called "Buddy" anymore, so he legally changed his name to Dr. Zhivago and absconded to Mexico.

10-11-2015, 09:02 AM
It was a smart move and Zhivago soon adapted to Mexican culture. After a short time in Mexico city he was approached by Pablo, who asked him....

10-11-2015, 05:18 PM
"Do you know Sally Pearlson, widow of the late John Beachwater?"

10-11-2015, 06:10 PM
"I know the rumours, do you believe them?"

10-11-2015, 07:39 PM
Pablo produced an exquisite pink pearl from his tweed pocket.

10-11-2015, 08:47 PM
Dr. Zhivago the Dog ("Zhivvy" to his friends) sagely nodded as he realized what pablo's possession of the pearl meant.

10-12-2015, 02:19 AM
"Herlock Sholmes, incognito!"

10-24-2016, 09:51 PM
Pablo nodded. "Yes, I decided to take up the mantle of the Great Investigator when I began to look into the murder of my Master."

10-25-2016, 01:26 AM
And as sure you can see this doesn't quite add up

10-26-2016, 01:37 AM
"I beg pardon, your Master?" said Zhivago, wagging his own tail.

10-26-2016, 10:04 PM
"What you don't realize," Pablo answered, "is that I am also a dog."

10-27-2016, 02:06 AM
"Amazing!" exclaimed Zhivago, moving quickly to sniff Pablo's butt voluminously. An odor of tapas...

10-29-2016, 04:26 AM
Pablo harshly ordered Dr. Zhivago away from his butt. "HaHa, Just kidding. No, I'm not a dog. But I did want to see how gullible you were. It will all go into my police report."

10-29-2016, 09:20 PM
"You lie!" barked Zhivago, deftly tearing the pants off Pablo's rear with his sharp teeth, and revealing a gorgeous fluffy tail! "And a Pekinese inbred to boot!"

Bodhi Peace
11-02-2016, 09:14 PM
Pablo Sholmes' fat cheeks bloomed a rosy pink as his tail wagged nervously, his web of lies and disguises had just been torn asunder.

11-02-2016, 09:19 PM
Both dogs knew this was an awkward moment and began to pretend to find a scent on the ground

Bodhi Peace
11-02-2016, 09:36 PM
After some time had passed, Zhivago's furry was kindled anew and he snarled at Sholmes, "Sholmes, you should have showed some sense of shag, dog's honor, in this case. Why you're nothing but a Pekinese police pet prick!"