Tagged Again

33E4903E-FD10-44BD-85C4-38A0F64A60B5Teresa, The Haunted Wordsmith, started another one of her “Finish the Story” blog hops, this one titled “The Road.” Click here for the rules, along with her opener. Teresa then tagged Paula at Light Motifs to pick it up for part 2. Click here for Paula’s contribution. And then Paula tagged me to continue the story.

Since I’ve provided links to Teresa’s and Paula’s pieces, I won’t repeat them here. I will just pick up where Paula left off with “…he didn’t hear the rattle as he stepped over the log…”

Eric braced himself for the rattlesnake bite that he knew was coming. He looked down at the log expecting to see a coiled rattler poised to strike. But he was totally unprepared for what he actually saw. There, in a small wicker basket, was a baby, no more than a few months old, Eric guessed, rattle in hand, looking back up at Eric. The baby shook its rattle and then smiled up at Eric. Eric reached down and lifted up the basket. The baby looked healthy and, given the circumstance, remarkably happy. It even started cooing when Eric lifted it up out of the basket. And that is when Eric found the note attached to the baby’s diaper.

Okay, now it’s my turn to tag someone else to continue the story. And I tag Jim Adams over at A Unique Title for Me.

16 thoughts on “Tagged Again

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith August 11, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Ooo…great twist! Thanks for contributing 🙂

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  2. Marilyn Armstrong August 11, 2018 / 12:17 pm

    A million years ago when I worked for Doubleday, the editors would start one of these stories and we’d pass them around for weeks. They could get pretty weird and often, very funny. When you have 30 people working on them, it gets very interesting 😀

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    • Fandango August 11, 2018 / 1:09 pm

      I think these tales generally go from three to six parts. 30 would be fantastic.


  3. Sight11 August 11, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Hey, that’s interesting… Nice one Sensei..

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  4. leigha66 August 13, 2018 / 4:17 am

    I remember doing these kinds of pass the pages around stories with my high school/college friends. Great fun and used to write some wild stories. This is good!

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