Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Game Time - Impromptu Contest

Today, we're going to play a game. A round robin of sorts. I'll start a story and you all are going to continue it. I'll pop back on later this evening and wrap it up. Oh, and did I mention I'll be tossing the names of all those who play into a hat and drawing a winner? Wins what, you ask? Let's see. . .How about a copy of Linda Windsor's Wedding Bell Blues, Tracey Bateman's Defiant Heart, and, since we're coming up on the holidays and I'm from Texas, a hardback novella collection entitled Lone Star Christmas with stories by Pamela Griffin, Kathy Marie Hake, Vickie McDonough, and Kathleen Y'Barbo? Maybe I'll even toss in some chocolate. Who knows what else?

Ready? Here we go --

Once upon a time. . .Kidding!


Calli Marie relished each new day. Her zest for life sometimes annoyed coworkers. Everything about the world excited her. Until the day he showed up. The ultimate pessimist, Joe Riley could have sucked the energy out of the Energizer Bunny.

Okay. It's all yours. Add a paragraph and we'll see where we end up. Let's have a little fun. FAITH sisters, since you knew nothing about this, you're welcome to play along, I'll just withhold your names from the drawing.

I can't wait to see where this leads. Oh, and keep it clean folks :-)


  1. Marilyn Eudaly left a comment that somehow got emailed to me instead of posted. Here it is.

    Callie knew that people in need sent out invitations for help. She suspected Joe Riley's lack of energy was an invitation. It was, however, a party to which Callie did not want to be invited. Still his stupid jock grin, pulled her to him.

    Thanks Marilyn. Great job!

  2. Callie put on her best everything- is-gonna-be-all-right attitude and sat beside him. "Well, Joe, I hear you're training for the iron man."

    He opened an eye and nodded. "It's a requirement for the job."

    He has a job. Callie kept her surporise to herself. She hoped.

    Patricia PacJac Carroll

  3. duh can't spell -- suprise !!! not surporise

  4. oh this is ridiculous that would be surprise not suprise

    Would believe my keyboard is messed up?

    didn't think so

  5. Even though Callie had a tough time with her thoughts, she still couldn't see Joe Riley training for the Iron Man. Sure, he had a good physique, but he was so stubborn he should enter in the Iron brain.

  6. Why would he want to train for the very thing she was entered in? If she hadn't caught him in the same swim shop watching her last week, well, this wouldn't be an issue.

    Or would it? Just look at him. She almost purred contentedly as she peeked at him under her lashes. Her heart flipped over. She swallowed hard and shook her head.

    No, don't Look!


  7. Y'all are doin' great. Keep 'em comin'.

  8. Callie couldn't resist a challenge. She'd teach him not to mess with her.

    "How about we train together tomorrow?"

  9. "Sure thing," he answered.

    His unexpected agreement made her heart lunge into her throat. Swallowing hard, Callie asked, "Where do you want to meet?"

    "How about the swim shop."

  10. Sorry if this comes through twice--wasn't sure it did the first go-round!!

    Julie Eller

    The swim shop. Just her luck. The gleam in his eye told her that his choosing the one place she'd have preferred to keep well out of the range of shouting distance from was designed to psych her out from the get-go. Ogle her, would he? Well, he'd soon have another think comin'. She'd fix his little red wagon so quick those sleepy, heavy-lidded baby blues would pop open like somebody'ed taken a cattle prod to him. Which, upon further consideration, was becoming increasingly tempting.

  11. Arrrgggh! Having "keyboard trouble" here too--managed to butcher "somebody'd".....sigh.....


  12. Callie decided to put an end to his plans with a plan of her own. "The swim shop would be fun, but why don't we work on biking instead. I've been dying to bike up Scott's Mountain. Are you ready for the challenge?"
    Joe looked at her through those thick lashes, and smiled accepting the challenge. "Sure. Let's do it.

    Mary Ann Hayhurst

  13. Joe almost regretted the words as soon as they came out. Peddling up Scott's Mountain would be a breeze. But the thought of spending any amount of time with Callie Marie nearly knocked the wind out of him. After all, the last bit of time they spent together resulted with him in the hospital and Callie M. nowhere to be found. This time he'd make sure he kept a very good eye on her. And that would be pure pleasure.