December 2013 Blog Chain: Into the Woods

Tweet of the Day: In the beginning


Yes, I know I skipped last months blog chain. I was sick, remember? But I wasn’t going to miss this one.  A bit shorter than usual but it is the season, so lets gets started. First, the instructions:

Starting Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Open to all forum members, even after it starts!

This month’s prompt:
250-Word Story Chain, or, The Blog-O-Phone

Sort of a mini version of the story chain we did some time ago, each blogger will add 250 words (or less) to an an ongoing holiday story. Please post a proposed story idea when you sign up!

This time your entry must be short fiction; there is a hard cap of 250 words for each entry.

And now unto the story:


Oswald took the long way round to the Wiggins property, through freezing ankle deep snow. He wanted the best tree and those were on this side of the forest.

“Damned that harpy! I shouldn’t have said anything,” he said between shattering teeth and billowing clouds of condensation that poured out of his cracked lips and frozen nose.

He should have kept quite about his nuptials. Nobody at work cared about it, except his boss. The old bat delighted in snuffing every last bit of joy out of her employees. Newlyweds were extra tasty morsels of misery for the old hag.

“But we don’t have to stay. We can go to our parent’s house in Ft. Lauderdale. Maybe spend New Years there,” Mary said.

And risk a sudden, unannounced and totally uninvited visit from the in-laws? Hell no! No, they were staying home and having a wonderful Xmas, tree and all, dammit!

Ozzy spotted the right tree in the distance and made a beeline to it. As he swung the brand new axe at it, a basso profondo roar erupted behind him.

“That can’t be good.”


A cliffhanger ending! Well, up to the next fellow to carry the story forward. Make sure to follow it to its exciting conclusion by visiting the next blog on the chain. Until then, Happy Holidays!

Participants and posts:orion_mk3 – http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com
Ralph Pines – https://ralfast.wordpress.com
ishtar’sgate – http://chickenscratchbc.blogspot.ca
Angyl78 – http://jelyzabeth.wordpress.com
MsLaylaCakes – http://www.taraquan.com
meowzbark – http://www.lizzylessard.com/
BBBurke – http://www.awritersprogression.com/

pyrosama – http://matrix-hole.blogspot.com/

Part 01 – orion_mk3 (link to post)
Part 02 – Ralph Pines (link to post)
Part 03 – ishtar’sgate (link to post)
Part 04 – Angyl78 (link to post)
Part 05 – MsLaylaCakes (link to post)
Part 06 – meowzbark (link to post)
Part 07 – orion_mk3 (link to post)


13 comments on “December 2013 Blog Chain: Into the Woods

  1. I like the cliffhanger. And it’s cool how you gave the character a twist. It’s going to be interesting to see where things go.


  2. Oh man! Where’d Ozzy come from?? We now have four characters? Someone pull them together. What is the noise?? A bull loose in the woods? Or a bear…


  3. lmao @ J Elyzabeth’s comment. But ya. Can’t wait to see what happens!


  4. @Blair & @J Elyzabeth True, but that noise is…problematic, ain’t it? 🙂


  5. Sorry, but I had to make short work of old Ozzy boy. 🙂


  6. […] to post) Ralph Pines – https://ralfast.wordpress.com (link to post) ishtar’sgate – http://chickenscratchbc.blogspot.ca (link to post) Angyl78 […]


  7. Hmm…I wonder where this will go.


  8. I should have known Oswald was henpecked 🙂 And I’m embarrassed to say that I had to look up “basso profondo” after reading it here!


    • So did I to make sure I wrote it right. 😉 Also, it was his idea to get the tree, she wanted a nice vacation down in Florida. He should have listen to her. 😀


  9. […] to follow the story line: Part 01 – orion_mk3 (link to post) Part 02 – Ralph Pines (link to post) Part 03 – ishtar’sgate (link to post) Part 04 – Angyl78 (link to post) Part 05 […]


  10. […] to post) Ralph Pines – https://ralfast.wordpress.com (link to post) ishtar’sgate – http://chickenscratchbc.blogspot.ca (link to post) Angyl78 […]


  11. […] 01 – orion_mk3 (link to post) Part 02 – Ralph Pines (link to post) Part 03 – ishtar’sgate (link to post) Part 04 – Angyl78 (link to post) Part 05 […]


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