The Five Word Novel

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The Five Word Novel

Post by jdaw1 » 00:49 Mon 07 Mar 2011

The Rules
  • Exactly five words in each post (after this one).
  • Somebody else must post before you do so again.
  • The object is to produce a (semi-)coherent story.
  • Long rambling sentences are acceptable.
  • Don’t forget to punctuate.
  • Write good English, grammatical, correctly spelt.
  • Keep it clean.
  • Before posting, do check that you have read to the end that you aren’t looking at a non-terminal page.
  • Very rarely, somebody may post a ‘Story so far’, inside quote tags (as well as a five-word continuation). Please, never more than once per page.
  • If you must make an administrative comment, do so in [square brackets] underneath your five-word story extension.
  • Idea taken from this password-protected thread, totalling about 3½k posts since Wed 01 May 2002.
I’ll start:

Having decanted the older port,

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Re: The Five Word Novel

Post by DRT » 00:52 Mon 07 Mar 2011

Baron Forrester decided that he

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:53 Mon 07 Mar 2011

should fill his pockets with

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Post by DRT » 00:57 Mon 07 Mar 2011

Cockburn 1847 branded corks. He

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Post by jdaw1 » 00:58 Mon 07 Mar 2011

, much to his mother’s dismay,

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Post by DRT » 00:59 Mon 07 Mar 2011

had not cleaned his bedroom

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Post by jdaw1 » 01:01 Mon 07 Mar 2011

of empty bottles and pipes

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Post by DRT » 01:04 Mon 07 Mar 2011

before going to see his

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Post by jdaw1 » 01:06 Mon 07 Mar 2011

wine cellar and its skeletons.

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Post by Andy Velebil » 01:19 Mon 07 Mar 2011

But what he found instead

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Post by Glenn E. » 03:13 Mon 07 Mar 2011

was that the door to
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Re: The Five Word Novel

Post by RonnieRoots » 05:35 Mon 07 Mar 2011

the cork room was wide

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Re: The Five Word Novel

Post by benread » 06:39 Mon 07 Mar 2011

open, with an intriguing smell
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Post by jdaw1 » 07:56 Mon 07 Mar 2011

of an old Taylor colheita,

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Re: The Five Word Novel

Post by AHB » 09:21 Mon 07 Mar 2011

coming from behind an ancient
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Post by DRT » 10:43 Mon 07 Mar 2011

wardrobe with a glass door

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Post by jdaw1 » 10:54 Mon 07 Mar 2011

. Long ago the glass had

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Post by DRT » 11:02 Mon 07 Mar 2011

been painted black inside so

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the equipment inside was hidden
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Post by jdaw1 » 14:42 Mon 07 Mar 2011

, but the corking machine was

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Re: The Five Word Novel

Post by DRT » 15:03 Mon 07 Mar 2011

making a strange groaning sound.
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Post by jdaw1 » 21:53 Mon 07 Mar 2011

‟The younger port: where did

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Post by DRT » 21:59 Mon 07 Mar 2011

he put it?" groaned the

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Post by benread » 23:06 Mon 07 Mar 2011

young maiden as she was
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Re: The Five Word Novel

Post by jdaw1 » 23:11 Mon 07 Mar 2011

watched quietly by the Baron.

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