Friday, April 4, 2008

Telephone Tag

IN THE NEWS: According to FOX News, A woman feared for her dog's life when a pit bull jumped over a fence into her yard and attacked her pooch. So she took matters into her own hands--er, mouth. She bit the pit bull on the nose after trying to pull the dog's jaws off her Labrador retriever, Ella. The dog had jumped a fence to get into the woman's northeast Minneapolis yard, and the woman says she feared the pit bull would kill Ella.

Chelle tagged me this week. Did you ever play the game Telephone when you were a kid? It’s sometimes called Rumor or Gossip. You sit in a circle, the bigger the better.

The ring leader will tell a “secret” to one person. That person turns to the person on their left and whispers it. Each person hears the “secret” on one side and tells it on the other until it goes all the way around the circle. The last person says out loud what they were told, then the ring leader says what everyone started with. Most of the time it isn’t the same thing, and can be quite funny.

Using the power of the Internet, let’s give it a try.

I’m going to write a paragraph. Your job is to make a change. It can be as little as one word or as big as twenty words. You can change names, plot and setting, but don’t change it so much that we can’t tell how it relates to what (Alice) started with. Post your paragraph on your blog with a link to Alice’s post. She will link back to you. Then, pick three people to whom you will “whisper” your modified version. Let them know they are up next. Link to them and to the person who passed it to you (me).

Here is my paragraph for the three people I’m going to tag:

“Jocelyn and Will staggered up Newbury Street to find a corner in a dark alley. When Jocelyn tripped up the curb, she broke her bottle of Captain Morgan's and asked Will to kiss her senseless. Will was all too happy to oblige Jocelyn’s request before she changed her mind, but her knew her kisses wouldn't be enough. If he hadn’t already lost the bet that night, he could have had Jocelyn.”

I'm tagging Debora Dennis, Valerie Everhart, and Angelle Trieste.

You can still play this game even if I didn’t tag you. Anyone can play if you follow the rules. Come back in a month and see what happened to our little rumor.~*~*~*~*~

The rules for this meme:
1... Change something in the paragraph you received; a minimum of 1 word, a maximum of 20 words.
2... Link to the post at http://aliceaudrey.wordpress.com/2008/03/03/alice-calling/ and leave a comment so we can keep track of what happens to the paragraph. Alice will link back to you.
3... Link to the person who tagged you, preferably to where ever they posted their version of the paragraph.
4... Tag three people you think might enjoy this game. Let them know they’ve been tagged. Link to them.
5... Include these rules in your post.

PS. My crit partner, Cyn, is blogging at the Passionate Critters today. And she's talking about my sixth favorite subject (after religion, my family, food, American Idol, and books):
The Red Sox. :) Check it out.

1 comment:

Alice Audrey said...

Hi Jennifer. I've linked to you here: http://aliceaudrey.wordpress.com/2008/03/03/alice-calling-participants/