Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pass the Paper: Tabitha Loves to Dance

Saturday's Surprise is here!  It's called Pass the Paper.  Pass the Paper is when one person writes a line (or a few) and passes the paper to the next person to write a few lines to add to the story.  Every Saturday, I'll post a few lines to begin a story, and you, my readers, will make comments to add to the story.  By the end of the day (or the week), we will have collectively participated in a writing exercise to produce what will most likely be a silly story. This is lots of fun; the more the merrier!

Here is the very first Pass the Paper story starter:

Tabitha loved to wear different kinds of hats.  She also loved to dance.  One day, she wore her purple striped fuzzy floppy hat to the park to...

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  1. ...compete in the town's annual dance-off. This year's winner would receive...

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  2. ...a T-shirt, as usual, a bucket-full of new CDs, a $20 gift card to The Olive Garden, and 10 jars of local honey. More than anything, she wanted to win, but not for the prizes. She wanted to show that snobby girl...

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  3. ...Paige Turner that she would not be outdone this time. Tabitha vividly remembered last year's Fall Formal when Paige's boyfriend Brian...

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  4. ...tripped Tabitha in front of the entire cheerleading squad. Today, she was alert. Tabitha wore her lucky dancing hat. She felt magical, like she could dance for hours. But then she saw Paige, the dreaded captain of the cheerleading squad...

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  5. chatting with Dancing with the Stars' Judge Bruno Tonoli.

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  6. That was just like Paige, to surround herself around the biggest and most important people--when Tabitha herself felt shy and wouldn't even be able to say "hello" to someone like that. That's when Tabitha noticed something happening across the room...

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  7. as a crowd was gathering. She could hear squeals of excitement and then realized that a familiar figure was moving through the crowd and heading straight for her. As people moved aside Tabitha gasped, nearly choking in stunned amazement. Approaching her was ... no it couldn't be! She blinked to be sure her eyes weren't deceiving her. Michael Flatley - the star of Lord of the Dance and as far as she was concerned, the greatest Irish dancer alive - was walking confidently straight toward her. "Oh, this can't be happening," Tabitha murmered, as ...

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  8. ...as he brushed right past her on his way to greet, none other than Tabitha's nemisis, Piage. When Tabitha realize his trjectory she slipped her foot, ever so slightly, out into his path. Just as Michael was about to make contact with Tabitha's foot...

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  9. He smiled at her, suddenly noticing her, but she had no time to pull her foot back. He did a funny little jig to stay on his feet. Paige was beaming. "I'm so sorry..." "No, thank you. I've wanted to come up with a new dance and thanks to you..."

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  10. "...I just got a new idea." He took her by the hand, stole the hat from her head, and danced a few steps with her. Tabitha smiled and laughed aloud. She couldn't believe she was dancing with Michael Flatley! As for Paige, she...

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  11. looked on with disbelief. Tabitha swirled around like a graceful ballerina, as Michael held her hand."Tabitha,"said Michael,"I'm only in town for a few days,but I would like to see more of your dancing skills. It's the least I can do for the idea you've given me. I think with coaching, you can perfect the skills needed to join my dance team one day." "Me!"said Tabitha, beaming with pride. "Yes! I'll work hard! Oh,this is Paige,captain of the cheerleading squad." "Hello! I'm glad to meet you!"said Paige,as she looked at Tabitha with new found respect. Paige won the town's annual dance-off,but that didn't shatter Tabitha's confidence. "Tabitha,"said Michael,"shall we arrange a time to view your dancing skills?" "That would be great!"said Tabitha,and they walked away.

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  12. The End.

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