Chocks Away

For Fandango’s Story Starter #16, where we build something around the following phrase:

It was in the spring of 2010 when I first realized that I could…

I remember going to Stevie’s house. It pays to be “in” with him, seeing as how he’s a starting linebacker for the school team. And all those cheerleaders… wow!

Plus, his buddy Zak. What a guy! He told me that those red tabs would give me superpowers, and boy, did he deliver!

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A Charged Atmosphere

For Fandango’s Story Starter #15, where we build something around the following phrase:

She was shocked when she opened the envelope and saw that it was…

For the shy introvert Phoebe, the new job was the first rung on the ladder. She had finished school with a well-developed set of ideals, and a first job at the charity Pro-Choice had made her feel that she might start to make a difference.

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Anonymous

For Fandango’s Story Starter #14, where we build something around the following phrase:

I heard the music as I entered the room, but all that was there…

In the pitch dark, I hold my pocket torch between my teeth. It is better that way, as my hands remain free. I close my mouth slightly and the torch responds to the extra pressure. It casts only a dim hint of a glow from a tiny bulb, the size of a pinhead. That is exactly what I want, though. In my line of work, it doesn’t pay to attract unwanted scrutiny. And besides, it is enough to make out the vast array of coats enveloping me, and importantly, the light switch, plus a fire alarm, on the wall.

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The Drifter

For Fandango’s Story Starter #13, where we build something around the following phrase:

Cold and wet, tired and exhausted, she…

She was born with a whimper. A simple result of physics, as her mass became too great, her bonds too weak. Slowly, gently, she slipped away from her mother, destined for her solitary life of adventure.

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Smug

For Fandango’s Story Starter #12, where we build something around the following phrase:

At a time when most people were struggling…

This phrase had obvious financial connotations for me, so I deliberately veered in another direction.


He hated this time of year. As if the incessant bullying at school wasn’t bad enough, in late July, after school had finished, the pea-sized Brian had once again been coerced by his parents into attending the annual Scout jamboree, a week spent camping at the distant Burley Marsh camp site. A chance for the scouts to hone their outdoor skills.

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Smoke… Fire

For Fandango’s Story Starter #11, where we build something around the following phrase:

Peeking through the window, her surprise turned to horror when…
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High Roller

For Fandango’s Story Starter #10, where we build something around the following phrase:

My hair stood on end, a shiver raced down my spine, and a lump came to my throat when I…
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As a Brick

For Fandango’s Story Starter #8, where we build something around the following phrase:

I don’t think you sufficiently appreciate…
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