Anyone ever fancied writing a book? Many would like to but are too modest to say so and have difficulty in finding the inspiration to start. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s something to do with our essentially human desire to Ã¢â‚¬Ëœleave our markÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ other than through our children, although they surely must be testament enough (donÃ¢â‚¬Ëœt say you havenÃ¢â‚¬Ëœt got any if you are male, only girls can be that sure). The continued progress of other threads on here, allowing members to contribute in part, has impressed and inspired enough to prompt a suggestion for an extension of the original concept whilst in no way seeking to draw contributions from those excellent threads. So, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll know soon enough if this meets with a stony silence! The intention is as dark and twisted, with as many side issues, false premises and misdirections as those excellent Danish Ã¢â‚¬ËœKillerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ series that have been on TV recently.
The idea is: no more than a generous100 words per contribution but obviously as many contributions as you like; in as many paragraphs as is grammatical (but correct grammar is not necessary); as far as possible in 1st person but an alternative personality emerging would be good; if you must use vernacular or less-than-tasteful terminology, try hinting at it first; subject to the approval of forum management - usual forum requirements to be met. Here goes with the opening paragraph:
You know how when youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re in a less than salubrious part of a strange town and thereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a dog, stiff legged, back ridge on end, facing you on the pavement? Mouth like an unsprung bear trap, but the tail is wagging? Deep-throat snarl gives the clue that it ainÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t whistling Dixie? ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s how I felt when I first opened the box. Danger.