Story time........

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kinda

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This is an experiment to see how creative you are.


I will start this off with a basic story and add a picture. Than each person adds more story line. This is sort of a rip off from High School Drama class, like freeze improve.


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Despite the trying times in 2020, Margaret Johnson has continued on with her life smoothly. She used to work as a high profile lawyer defending the most elite and wealthiest clients, but she grew tired of the work, and has plenty of opportunities to do other things.

Margaret is thinking of sailing across the globe and throw caution to the wind. The thought of stopping at many destinations and experiencing international culture is just to much to pass up. She has done her research, extensive preparations, and now she is ready to set sail tomorrow.....................................



(Now each person that replies, continues the story)
 

cinder

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This is an experiment to see how creative you are.


I will start this off with a basic story and add a picture. Than each person adds more story line. This is sort of a rip off from High School Drama class, like freeze improve.


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Despite the trying times in 2020, Margaret Johnson has continued on with her life smoothly. She used to work as a high profile lawyer defending the most elite and wealthiest clients, but she grew tired of the work, and has plenty of opportunities to do other things.

Margaret is thinking of sailing across the globe and throw caution to the wind. The thought of stopping at many destinations and experiencing international culture is just to much to pass up. She has done her research, extensive preparations, and now she is ready to set sail tomorrow.....................................



(Now each person that replies, continues the story)
(breaking the first rule of improv here which is always say yes)

After two days at sea Margaret realized she had a problem as the first port she planned to visit refused her entrance because of the pandemic. The same thing happened at her next three ports of call and she was starting to run low on supplies....
 
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Susanna

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(breaking the first rule of improv here which is always say yes)

After two days at sea Margaret realized she had a problem as the first port she planned to visit refused her entrance because of the pandemic. The same thing happened at her next three ports of call and she was starting to run low on supplies....
She then found out about the secret of the seas. Fish!
 

17Bees

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She then found out about the secret of the seas. Fish!
and another secret. Wind. Margret's sail was a monohull Schooner which is an easy enough control in headwind, but when there's a 20 knot easterly wind and your heading is south, the main sail and rudder is a stubborn hold to the say the least. "Little time for fishing", thought Margret....
 

kinda

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She then found out about the secret of the seas. Fish!



and another secret. Wind. Margret's sail was a monohull Schooner which is an easy enough control in headwind, but when there's a 20 knot easterly wind and your heading is south, the main sail and rudder is a stubborn hold to the say the least. "Little time for fishing", thought Margret....

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She didn't really care to much about being denied entry to Bermuda, Miami, and The Bahamas. She was to busy enjoying her new life style and beautiful scenery.

Although, Margaret had to put her vegan diet on holiday, due to hunger, and lack of rations. Despite the difficult sailing to the Caribbean, she did manage to catch some salmon and seaweed to curb her appetite, until she reaches Cuba. She talked to some friends in New York, who got her an emergency port entry with the Cuban Government.

Margaret can't wait to sleep in a bed, shower, and have a proper meal. She figures she will land in Cuba in three days, when the winds finally line up....................
 
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Heres the story.. of a lovely lady.. who was sailing by herself around the world.
Setting course for.. love and adventure.. to see a new world..

Til the one day when the lady met this fellow.. and they knew that it was much more than a hunch..
So they sailed off.. to start a family.. That's the way that they became the Brady Bunch.

 

Lanolin

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Im gonna fast fwd this a few years later.

Jan Brady was feeling down in the dumps being the middle child. Everyone ignored her and favoured her older, prettier sister Marcia, who didnt need glasses or braces or padded bras.

She was just about to throw her own pity party . She cant talk to her mum about it and doubted that she would even get the invitation.
 

Lynx

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Heres the story.. of a lovely lady.. who was sailing by herself around the world.
Setting course for.. love and adventure.. to see a new world..

Til the one day when the lady met this fellow.. and they knew that it was much more than a hunch..
So they sailed off.. to start a family.. That's the way that they became the Brady Bunch.

I always thought that was suspicious... the woman had three daughters, and the man had three sons, and they just happened to meet.

And with all those kids, they still had the money to afford a live-in maid? Right. Suuuuuure!

What happens when those kids grow up? Do they pair off? They're not related to each other.
 

kinda

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Heres the story.. of a lovely lady.. who was sailing by herself around the world.
Setting course for.. love and adventure.. to see a new world..

Til the one day when the lady met this fellow.. and they knew that it was much more than a hunch..
So they sailed off.. to start a family.. That's the way that they became the Brady Bunch.




Margaret woke up from a vivid nightmare about the Brady Bunch, but she still couldn't get the theme song out of her head. She vowed never to eat that much before bedtime again, but waking up in a hotel room never felt so good. All the modern conveniences was a welcomed change after a week at sea.





She decided to venture out from her hotel room and practice her Spanish. Looking at all the 50's cars driving by in Havanna made her smile. Margaret noticed how beautiful the water was on the island and decided to go scuba diving.

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For some reason, she was thinking, I hope there are no sharks around.....
 

kinda

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Just as Margaret was going through a fear of sharks in her head, she seen a shadow that came above her. Her heart stopped instantly and she looked up and saw a hungry bull shark lurking around her. She signaled to the diving guide, but the diving guide already had his knife and spear gun in hand.



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It was just in time, Rafael (the diving guide) turned his head, and had his spear gun in the sharks mouth. Rafael didn't hesitate and put an end to the danger instantly. Margaret and the rest of the diving group made a quick return to the boat above and nobody said a word the whole trip back to the landing.

This incident had Margaret totally rattled and she decided to spend the next two days stocking up on supplies and charting her next destination.....
 

kinda

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Margaret received a phone call from one of the top law firms in New York, who wanted her to become a full fledged partner with the firm. Company car, full benefits package, access to the company jet, and a lucrative salary. She was flattered by the offer and said, she needed two months to be ready. The law firm was o.k. waiting, since they knew that Ms. Johnson was one of the best in her field.

She felt like screaming, so many things going on, and she just wanted a break from the rat race. She quickly set sail after the phone call yesterday and set a course to New Zealand.

 

kinda

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In the beginning was, the end.

When Margaret finally landed at New Zealand, she really did feel that this was the beginning of the end of her journey. She really didn't think she would find a more beautiful place to be at, plus, she started thinking about her new job opportunity in New York. It just felt like she had less than a month of sailing, before she was back to the rat race.

In the meantime, she is planning to stay in New Zealand for three more days, and just enjoy the visit. She wants to do some hiking.

 

Lanolin

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But a mere three days in nz is not enough!
At least thats what Margaret found out after her tightly scheduled diary somehow got lost, thanks to New Zealands completely unpredictable weather, not to mention earthquakes and volcanoes.

New York, what was that, just a place where millions of people were squashed in highrises trying to get to the top of the trump tower to find the stinky cheese.
In New Zealand that cheese took a lot longer than three days to make. She saw cows for the very first time.
 

cinder

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Based on a true story:

It was a bit overcast and drizzly on her second to last day in New Zealand so Margaret decided that instead of hiking she would head up into the foothills to enjoy the beauty of Castle Hill.



After an enjoyable day just drinking in the beauty she started driving back down the twisty mountain roads to town. Unfortunately the drizzle had made the mountain roads slick and on one particularly tricky curve she lost control of the vehicle. It fishtailed for a bit before breaking through the guardrail and plummetting toward the valley floor thousands of feet below.






(Yes that part of the story really happened to me, well all except the part about the guardrail breaking ( it held so I live to tell the tale))
 

kinda

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Based on a true story:

It was a bit overcast and drizzly on her second to last day in New Zealand so Margaret decided that instead of hiking she would head up into the foothills to enjoy the beauty of Castle Hill.



After an enjoyable day just drinking in the beauty she started driving back down the twisty mountain roads to town. Unfortunately the drizzle had made the mountain roads slick and on one particularly tricky curve she lost control of the vehicle. It fishtailed for a bit before breaking through the guardrail and plummetting toward the valley floor thousands of feet below.

Margaret woke up from another vivid nightmare. She thought she really needs to stop watching the late night news reports. Waking up from horrible nightmares is just not a good way to enjoy her world tour. Margaret decided just to take it easy today and kick back at the pool at the hotel she was staying at.


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Moses_Young

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Sunning her pretty little toes by the pool in the warm New Zealand sun, Margaret tried to clear her mind, and separate dream from reality. Had Rafael really saved her from that ugly, aggressive-looking fish? Had there really been a man named Brady who had married a lovely lady, with 6 children between them and money still left over for a maid? Had she really been denied entrance at multiple ports due to a virus less harmful than the common cold? Had she really referred to herself by the ambiguous title "Ms. Johnson", rather than "Miss Johnson"?

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As she considered these thoughts, Margaret started.
"A company car, full benefits package, access to the company jet, a lucrative salary..." she recited anxiously. "And that Jewish businessman I spoke with in New York..." she murmured.

"Abraham Vindischmuerr" she mouthed worriedly. She had spoken with Abraham for less than an hour when last in New York, and remembered he had told her he was the senior partner in a large law firm. She remembered enjoying her conversation with Abraham, and also that he had mistaken her for being a Jewess, but not having corrected him at the time for fear of disappointing the other.

"Vindischmuerr Legal Solutions", she pondered. "Was it possible there was some connection?"
 

kinda

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Margaret lost track of time and spent three days just relaxing at the pool. After reflecting on her life, she decided to call the law firm and asked, if she could just work as a researcher/consultant, since she could pretty much train anybody to go through the motions of court. Abraham knew that getting Margaret was a huge priority, so he was willing to do anything to bring her on board.

She started thinking about her mom, her mom had a Jewish last name, but she never put two and two together. Her mom wasn't religious at all, but was a prominent medical researcher at Columbia University. She started to cry as her life seemed to unravel before her very eyes.

Margaret decided to put her sailing on hold for a month and go on a spiritual quest in New Zealand. She thought maybe I should visit Israel and talk to a Rabbi or maybe a Pastor there?!?! Margaret wasn't very spiritual herself, but didn't have any idea where to start.

She went back to her hotel room and was looking for the t.v. remote, to watch her favorite t.v. show. When she opened up the drawer, she saw a Gideon Bible there. This was a welcome surprise and she started reading.....

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.


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Moses_Young

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"3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
6 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
7 And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day."


Margaret continued to read excitedly. So light was created before the sun, and there was certainly no talk of God spinning the Earth into orbit, or even forming the Earth into a ball. Margaret began to see why her own mother had been so wrong about a great many things. Her mother believed that the Earth had resulted from a primordial explosion known as the Big Bang theory, although her mother never could explain how nothing turned into something which then exploded into everything. Margaret suppressed a smile as she thought about how parents can believe the craziest things, once they set their minds to it.
 
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Then Margaret went to the store to buy some perfume. When she got home she realized it smelled very manly and wasn't sure if she wanted to keep it. So the next day she went to the thrift store and traded it in for a pair of manly-looking girl pants.