CM 102 Collaborative Story
January 14, 2008
Ellen Tsagaris’s Class:
In this exercise, all of you are going to begin a story. Directions: I will write the first line, and then pass it to each person in the class. Each one of you will write a few lines, and then pass it to the person next to you, until the entire class has had a chance to contribute. Then, we will read what we have done. Keep it polite, profanity free, and classroom acceptable, but have fun!
Line 1. “It was a dark and stormy night! . . . . . .
“It was a dark and stormy night.” And the moon was dark and shadowed. The thunder woke me up, as it lit up the room. The shadow of the tree scared me. I scurried under the protective shield that is my comforter. I tried so hard to control myself from running to the bathroom, leaving a trail behind me. I nearly slipped on the puddle running from my legs. I trembled at the thought of having to go downstairs to get a mop to clean up my accident. But, since my brother was in the room beside me, I had to. I knew he would wake up and never let me live it down, so I left it for him to step in. I got back in bed and covered myself up and buried my body beneath the warm covers to wait out the storm till morning.