Challenge VI

Re: Challenge VI

Postby HostileCacti » 21 Nov 2017, 20:43

kylie_koyote wrote:Oh Oh, this is like one of those mix-and-match story books. :love: :lol:

It was cold in Kismet’s front room, so she suggested a sauna.

"It’s not that sort of story," Biggles remarked, as Kismet attempted to offer him a bathtub of gin to persuade him otherwise.

Thankfully, to preserve his reputation, a gaggle of Girl Guides soon interrupted them by knocking on the door, offering cookies for sale. Cupid’s dart had missed its mark... for now.


Great :D

Now let's see if I can do one.....

Our friends were getting hot and steamy in a jungle when suddenly they were in danger of being hit by a Cupid’s dart.
Narrowly avoiding disaster they found themselves drowning in the South Seas. Where they instead of being rescued were kidnapped by aliens.


Now I have run out of steam....
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby kylie_koyote » 21 Nov 2017, 20:44

You can't stop there! What happens after they were kidnapped by aliens?!?
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Kismet » 21 Nov 2017, 20:51

The dice says they ended up in my front room.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Frecks » 21 Nov 2017, 20:53

Can you see any aliens in your front room Kismet? Has the cat gone into hiding again? :lol:
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Kismet » 21 Nov 2017, 20:56

HostileCacti wrote:
Kismet wrote:

In danger of:

Being shot with a gun / a bow and arrow / Cupid’s dart
Drowning in the South Seas /Straits of Gibraltar / a bathtub of gin
Being bitten by a poisonous spider / snake / small child


Nobody told me small children are poisonous?!! :x :?

Oh yes. I barely survived mine being small. I still have to drink lots of gin to keep the poison in my system under control.



The cat is sulking as I wouldn't open a new packet of cat food when I came back from the supermarket for her (I fed her an old packet as soon as I walked in the door but she saw the new box being unpacked and thinks that will be preferable). The boggart can deal with the aliens, Frecks. I'm having a well-deserved cup of tea.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby HostileCacti » 21 Nov 2017, 21:01

kylie_koyote wrote:You can't stop there! What happens after they were kidnapped by aliens?!?


That's what I'd like to know too :lol:

They were taken somewhere cold and snowy and after Bertie’s cooking they were yet again in danger of drowning.
This time in a bathtub of gin. Since Ginger had once been bitten by a poisonous small child, he considered himself immune and could therefore rescue all of them in a flying boat before Gaskin arrived.


I know, it doesn't make sense to me either :lol:
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby kylie_koyote » 21 Nov 2017, 21:06

I just snorted out loud, so at least there's that.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby HostileCacti » 21 Nov 2017, 21:12

Kismet wrote:
Oh yes. I barely survived mine being small. I still have to drink lots of gin to keep the poison in my system under control.

I'm having a well-deserved cup of tea.


Do you find that the tea interferes with your gin drinking?

Would whisky possibly work as an antidote as well?

Since you are the expert on poisonous children :ugeek:
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Kismet » 21 Nov 2017, 21:32

HostileCacti wrote:
Kismet wrote:
Oh yes. I barely survived mine being small. I still have to drink lots of gin to keep the poison in my system under control.

I'm having a well-deserved cup of tea.


Do you find that the tea interferes with your gin drinking?

Would whisky possibly work as an antidote as well?

Since you are the expert on poisonous children :ugeek:


No, I'm very lucky. I can drink tea and gin. I know this isn't the case for everyone, but I'm special. I even have my very own gin cup given to me by the now grown up and non_ poisonous children.

I can't advise whisky unless you have a cold (with lemon, honey and hot water-a hot toddy) or have been playing golf (with ginger wine - whisky mac). Otherwise it can interfere badly with the children.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby tiffinata » 21 Nov 2017, 21:59

Gin and tea is a rare skill, one I did admire when I witnessed it.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby HostileCacti » 21 Nov 2017, 22:13

Kismet wrote:I can drink tea and gin. I know this isn't the case for everyone, but I'm special.


Tea and gin? That is indeed special! :pray:
Kismet wrote:I can't advise whisky ... it can interfere badly with the children.

Oh dear we cannot have that!!! :atomic:

Whisky is out of the question. I guess I'll continue with my poison of choice: chocolate :aheart:

Sorry, antidote....
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Tommy Smith » 22 Nov 2017, 12:40

Earl Grey and Gin cocktails exist. You could use it to sterilise the bite and thin the blood.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Kismet » 22 Nov 2017, 13:58

Hope your chocolate antidote is keeping you safe and well, hc.

Today's helpful hint is a small collection of favoured words and phrases from WEJ. Not all are suitable for every situation, but they turn up fairly frequently.


Sun-soaked waters
Beginning to feel the strain
Gnarled trunks on fantastic stilt like roots
Turned stone-cold
Let me think a moment
Ejaculated


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Re: Challenge VI

Postby HostileCacti » 22 Nov 2017, 20:47

Tommy Smith wrote:Earl Grey and Gin cocktails exist. You could use it to sterilise the bite and thin the blood.


Would that be used internally or externally?
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby HostileCacti » 22 Nov 2017, 20:51

Kismet wrote:Hope your chocolate antidote is keeping you safe and well, hc.

Today's helpful hint is a small collection of favoured words
Ejaculated


It seems to lose its effect over time, but words still seems to be effective.....
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Tommy Smith » 22 Nov 2017, 21:54

HostileCacti wrote:
Tommy Smith wrote:Earl Grey and Gin cocktails exist. You could use it to sterilise the bite and thin the blood.


Would that be used internally or externally?


If it was related to poisonous children I'd say both, to be on the safe side.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Kismet » 24 Nov 2017, 21:11

A little over twenty four hours to go (fewer for our Down Under members). I'm getting excited. Fingers crossed that everyone finds time and inspiration to finish their entries.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby kylie_koyote » 24 Nov 2017, 22:25

I’m ready!!!
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Kismet » 24 Nov 2017, 23:05

Hurray! So'm I.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 25 Nov 2017, 06:47

Unfortunately, I'll have to pull out - three pages written but no possibility of meeting the deadline :oops: . This past week has been more than a little crazy. I'll look forward very much to reading everyone's contributions starting tomorrow.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Tracer » 25 Nov 2017, 11:14

Quivering with Auntie Sipation :coffee:
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Fairblue » 25 Nov 2017, 11:33

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:Unfortunately, I'll have to pull out - three pages written but no possibility of meeting the deadline :oops: . This past week has been more than a little crazy. I'll look forward very much to reading everyone's contributions starting tomorrow.

I thought I'd be joining you, RSG. I promised mayhem and am three-quarters through creating it, but I haven't had time to finish it. You'll all be able to read it when I've finished it, as long as RL eases up a bit. Just not as part of this Challenge.
I have managed to produce something a little less ambitious, though.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Kismet » 25 Nov 2017, 11:41

Sorry to hear real life is getting in the way, RSG. I hope that we get the story at some point in the regular writing section if you've made such a good start on it, and that we get your mayhem as well, FB.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Kismet » 25 Nov 2017, 16:39

Not long to go now.

Remember that your story title will be a 'New Topic', and your story posts will go in this, so everyone will have their own thread. (Look at previous Challenges if this summary doesn't make sense).

What an exciting day I'm having. An afternoon of rugby, then Strictly then the Challenge!
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Frecks » 25 Nov 2017, 16:58

I am all ready for tomorrow. Mine is only a short piece but it is my first attempt at a Fan Fic. Looking forward to Strictly as well. I hope Debbie McGee has a better dance this week - her Spice Girls take off was absolutely dreadful.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Kismet » 25 Nov 2017, 17:06

That's good to hear, Frecks.

Debbie's Argentine Tango was looking good in rehearsals.
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby SopwithCamel » 26 Nov 2017, 04:32

This is awkward.

I'm away on a trip at the moment and when I turned on my laptop this morning to post my Challenge I discovered I'd only brought an earlier draft with about a page in it :oops: (Because Soppy does stuff like this sometimes).

I've left most of Algy on my home computer, but hopefully he will be rejoining me (and the rest of the contributions on this forum) the week after next when I get back. :roll:

Alternatively, I could post the one page I've got, but I don't think that'll be very helpful...
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Wanderer » 26 Nov 2017, 05:49

Kismet wrote:A little over twenty four hours to go (fewer for our Down Under members)..

Actually, a few more I believe :-) Only 3.48 PM on 26-11 EAST! Still got a few hours to finish...
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby RAAF Spitfire Girl » 26 Nov 2017, 06:04

Kismet wrote:What an exciting day I'm having. An afternoon of rugby, then Strictly then the Challenge!


Guess you would have enjoyed Scotland's demolition derby of the Wallabies, Kismet - or were you watching the League World Cup? I thought Tonga might have just got over the line at the end, but it'll be between the Kangaroos and the Lions now :D
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Re: Challenge VI

Postby Fairblue » 26 Nov 2017, 10:52

RAAF Spitfire Girl wrote:
Kismet wrote:What an exciting day I'm having. An afternoon of rugby, then Strictly then the Challenge!


Guess you would have enjoyed Scotland's demolition derby of the Wallabies, Kismet - or were you watching the League World Cup? I thought Tonga might have just got over the line at the end, but it'll be between the Kangaroos and the Lions now :D

I'm highly delighted at the score - sorry, RSG. Mr FB hasn't watched it yet as we were out, but I accidentally saw the score on the Internet. I'm having to keep schtum, not easy.
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