Sunday, November 12, 2017

Writing Prompt: The Chain Story: The Holiday Approaches

writing prompt
By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy

This week’s prompt is a chain story! I’ll give you the first line, and someone else comments and builds off that line. Next commenter will build off that line, and so on.

In the event of two commenters posting at the same time and sending the story in different directions, just pick the line you like best, or try to incorporate both if you can.

I like turkey as much as the next gal, but this was getting out of hand.

Let the fun begin.


  1. I mean, getting OUT of hand. Pop had convinced me to buy a live turkey this year because fresh turkey tastes, he says, so much better than frozen. But fresh turkey has a meaning that frozen doesn't. Fresh, before they're foodstuff, can peck your arm (ow), peck your wrist (ouch!), and peck your fingers (You @$#@^$%@#^) as it pushes off from you, gobbling and screaming and running for it's life. As I said: out of hand. As injured as I was. I'd really would have preferred that the bird NOT attack me, then run out onto I-40. Really would have preferred.

  2. So I bought frozen just like every other year but I wouldn't tell Pop. Buy it close to Thanksgiving I thought and I wouldn't need to find freezer room. I'd hang it up in the shed to thaw and no one would be any the wiser. Only something must have gone wrong with the online form. Instead of One turkey (big enough to feed 12) 120 frozen birds arrived two days before and...

  3. I had not one problem, but 120 problems. I needed someplace to store them until I could figure out how to get rid of them. I called the online store and of course, they were already closed for the Holiday. I called the local food pantry and they too were closed. I tried to rent a freezer at the local butcher and he just laughed. To make matters worse. Pop had called right before the delivery and was on his way over.

  4. What to do? Call the neighbors for a big party? Have a bonfire? I know, I'll advertise free turkeys on Facebook. "Come on down. Free fresh delicious Turkeys just for the asking." And you'll never guess what happened next.

  5. A flock of people showed up, looking for fresh turkeys, because that's what I put in the ad. "Free fresh turkeys." Oops, my turkeys were dead and cold. And definitely not free, after what those hundred angry people did with the birds. And me.