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October 15, 2005

Volume 7, Issue 15

It was a dark and stormy night.

Yes, your story must begin with that line.

Difficulty: Must be told from the point of view of either Frankenstein, the Wolfman, the Mummy or Dracula.

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Ted: Songbird

It was a dark and stormy nightingale, with deepest black and indigo feathers that drew Henry out of his funk. Undeniably a nightingale, the press named it Stormy because of it's unusual colors. Henry saw the report and was starstruck. He had to see the bird in person, hear her song. Henry bathed for the first time in a month, shaved, brushed his teeth. He wanted to look good for the bird that the news was caling a fluke 'mutation.' The teenager who was caregiving at the sanctuary let Henry listen. That was enough, it gave him hope again.

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Michele: Escape Clause

“It was a dark and stormy night. I was in the cemetery, minding..”
“Looking for bodies...”

“I’ll wait for my attorney.”
“Will he be here soon?”
I glanced out the window. “Sun’s down. Should be soon.”

A few minutes later, a bat appeared at the window.
“Let him in.”
“Excuse me? The bat?”
“My attorney.”
“Oh come on...”
I bared my teeth a bit, let my fur stand up.

He opened the window.

The bat flew in and, in one small poof, became Dracula, Attorney at Law.

The officer fainted and Drac flew us out of there. Works every time.

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