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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Today’s the Crazy Alternate Reality Blogfest

 

Crazy Alternate Blogfest 11-3-11

Yup. It’s here. The Crazy Alternate Reality Blogfest. All you need is one hundred words of fiction, flash fiction, or non-fiction about this crazy theory (it could be possible-don’t really think it’s all that crazy).

You were given four pics to use. A toilet. An old rotary phone. A truck carrying sheep in the middle of a desert. And a car with a message on it’s back window.

You could use all four or one.

Off to the right of your screen, you’ll find todays participants.

So let’s hop into the other reality.

Sophie laid face down on the unfamiliar tile floor, cold and wet, trying to focus her eyes in the pitch black room. This had to be a dream, she thought. This whole day couldn’t possibly be real. Maybe it’s bad Chinese food from last night. The last thing she remembered was sitting on her toilet, flushing it, and something pulled her in. Spiraling her round and round in a watery tunnel only to be spit out where ever she happened to be now.

She pulled herself up onto her elbows, then her knees, and crawled forward. Flashes of the days event projected across her mind. The old rotary phone in the flea market. It rang without being plugged in but she answered it anyway.

“Hello.” She twisted the cord around her index finger.

“Now that I’ve found you,” a man’s voice said. “I can’t leave this world without you.”

20 comments:

  1. I love it. Toilet transporter. Great idea!

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  2. Do you have the other pictures? Oops. I need to get writing.

    Interesting twist at the end. Did she see Harry Potter through the toilet? I love the way the writing flows with strong adjectives that give us a strong picture of her surroundings.

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  3. It has shades of Harry Potter with the toilet thing. Funny.

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  4. Okay. Story posted. Thanks for the fun!

    Joyce
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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  5. To everyone: I missed the first several movies of Harry Potter and have never read any of the books. Do I get a lashing now?

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  6. Ooh! Interesting. Very nice.

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  7. We shall have to remedy that post haste, Shelly, by sitting you down in front of each film!

    A bizarre passage, but good!

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  8. Wow, another thing for an anal personality to fear! Cute!

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  9. Wow, why do I not remember the toilet thing with Harry Potter?

    I like the idea of the toilet being a portal and the interesting twist at the end.

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  10. I have a new-found respect for the toilet... you never know what forces may be lurking in the swirling vortex... *shudders*
    Nice one!

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  11. Ha! I'm afraid to go to the loo now ;)
    Great piece.

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  12. @DM: Thank you.

    @Sir Wills: Guess that's better than be lashed.

    @Kimberly: Thank you.

    @MISH: Nope. One never knows.

    @Lynda: When I was little, my mom told me rats could swim up the toilet hole and bite my bottom.

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  13. Totally forgot about this!!! I've been working and I can't get online at work very much due to monitoring...oh well...maybe next time!!!

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  14. Hey, is it too late to do this? I would sort of like to try it out...I really like your piece Shelly! I've never seen or read any Harry Potter books or movies, and I don't think I ever will...still, I'd like to give this a shot!

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  15. @Beth: I know what you mean. So may things are going on in my life right now, I find myself holding my breath alot and the room spins...and, and, and...it's okay.

    @Eve: Rules are made to be broken.

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  16. Ooh that was so good! Creepy but good.

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  17. Well done! now I'm afraid to take my potty break. :)

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  18. Oh, I loved the bit at the end. Creepy goodness!

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  19. @Lydia, Nut, and Krispy: Creepy is good.

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Let me know what you think.