Thursday, May 12, 2011

Addendum- Although Leland is dead, his killer...

should be by now. So since he isn't, he isn't on the post any longer and boy does he lose some points.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

#10 - The Final Destination

It's early morning, the sun also rises over Watershed Heights for the last time. Surprisingly, the power has been restored. Surprising because of the storm that occurred the night before. Lighting and thunder boomed among and amid the tenants and towers of Watershed heights. For two hours, puddles gathered and joined one another along the streets, washing them clean, if only for the few hours in early morning. As the sun stretches across Calloway Blvd., the fountain gurgles once, then starts to pump water and the sound echos against the walls of Watershed Heights. Perhaps those who arise from the subway tunnel will be confused for a moment. "The fountain's working?" they will murmur. Perhaps pausing for a moment to remember something or someone. The street sweeping truck whirls down Maple Ave. toward the police station and seems to quiet the policeman standing outside smoking a cigarette. He watches the truck, takes a long pull from the cigarette and tosses it just in front of the truck as it passes. He watches the brushes whirl the right signal lights blinks and it goes around the corner only to reappear across the parking lot. The policeman lifts his eyebrows, "Can't remember the last time I saw that truck in this place." He says to noone in particular.
The fountain's reverie is interrupted by the heavy grunt and relief of Bus 75 as it stops to pick up the few who ride. They, too, have been looking at the fountain as the sun catches the lifts and falls of water. They are jostled out of their quiet as the bus whistles to a stop. The sign on the Eazy Sleep Motel flickers once and then darkens as the sun catches the rust and neon.

Jude C. Wright stumbles up from the entrance of the subway and stops when he sees the fountain.

Loli Graciela is one of those who is standing at the bus stop waiting for bus 52. She needs a job, a purpose, and this bus is going to take her there. She, too, is mesmerized by the fountain.

Charles Stevens, for some reason, is sitting in the portico of the Old Cinema. He looks as if he's been there all night.

Margorie comes out of the basement with her head cocked to one side as she eyes the green hued wall, looks-up and immediately heads across the street to the fountain.

Cecili Thompson, plagued by insomina because she tried but failed to give-up her writing habit, is seen walking through the old playground. She looks-up from re-reading her journal when she hears the sound of the fountain. Bleary-eyed and nervous. She stops and her journal falls from her hands.

As the sun just comes-up, Blanket Cobb is opening the door to the roof garden. He is seeking food. Although he doesn't actually plant anything, he has grown a fondness for eatable weeds. He is poking through one of the unused beds.

Aaron Gallagher's bedroom window was open that early morning. He is awakened by an unfamiliar sound. It reminds him of Vivaldi for some reason. He got-up and promptly found the right record to play. The four seasons. He looks out the window to see the fountain accompanied by violins.

Paul Newman is walking into the diner. He had forgotten to get pie. He had smelled it the night before but forgot to go because he became so caught-up in his own thoughts.

Finally, Aaron Pernie, for some reason, is standing across the street, in the middle of the basketball court, all alone, looking at the fountain and grinning wildly, eyes ablaze, like a man possessed.

And finally, as the day dawns, three poor souls are dead.
Remus, Agnes Monaghan, and Leland Jack. Nobody really knows how they died, but they are dead.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Blog #9 - The Power of Pie...

At 3:14PM, the power goes out in the entire neighborhood except for the diner. The only piece of equipment that works in the diner is the large baking oven. The smell of pie wafts through the neighborhood, into every nook and cranny, and everyone smells the pies. Everyone smells his/her favorite pie. The lights are out everywhere, but there is a glow from the back of the diner where the oven is and there is a line beginning to form inside the diner for some pie. The neighborhood stray dogs are sniffing at the back door of the diner, and a few medium-sized trunks have pulled-up to the curb and the truck drivers are now standing in line for some pie. The cops are trying to cut in line and people are getting a bit disgruntled. Your character can be a person in line, or elsewhere, but you must include smelling the pie and what type of pie you smell, eat, or whatever.

Billy Farsk
Leland Jack
Charles Stevens
Takuda Hiroshi

Friday, April 22, 2011

Blog #8 - Take Five

Your character must go to a restaurant in the neighborhood to get something to eat. You may order to-go or sit in the restaurant and eat. The entire blog should be about the meal, eating and what you are seeing or doing while eating.

Hans - Georg
Bianca Bonelli
Nero Fonias
Jude Christian Wright
Yames Miller

Friday, March 18, 2011

Blog #7 - How Slow can you go?

There is a robbery at the Shop N'Shop at 1Pm in the afternoon. The two robbers take the ATM machine on a hand truck and run behind Foo Food past the laundrymat, and try and load it onto an old Ford 150 truck in the parking lot between the police station and Second Chances


Alice Taylor
Kitty Crimson Smith
Ceili Thompson
Emilio Francesco

Friday, March 11, 2011

Blog #6 - Burning Down the House

The food trailer gets in trouble and a grease fire gets started during prime time of the carnival at 8:00 PM. Smoke and flames rise-up out of the open sides of the trailer. Napkins, cups, menus all jump with flames. The trailer staff, two small nondescript women, run out the back of the trailer. The guy selling the bootleg liquor was trying to gather his bottles, but the flames ran out of the window and jumped onto the shed and it went-up with a small pop of the still and a ball of foul smelling puff of smoke.

New Characters:

Brian Bunderson
Paul Neuman
Teddy Geisel
Agnes Monaghan

Friday, March 4, 2011

Blog #5 - Bouncing to the mooooooonnnnnn...

Gilbert's carnival arrives in town. It sets-up in the vacant lot between the animal shelter and the old cinema. The falafal cart gets usurped. The concession booth replaces it. The booth has stale popcorn and the smell pervades the neighborhood. There is dingy cotton candy tacked to the side of the concession stand.

>a bouncy house
>the Ferris wheel does not really function well. It stops everytime around. Three of the chairs are crooked.
>there is a "ball pit" - there are things that move around the bottom of it.
>a walk-through "fun house" has a bunch of mirrors in it
>trailer that is a "freak show"
>cages of animals - goats, pigs - that race with one another every hour
>games with dangerous weapons, water guns, puck-a-duck, etc.
>random people walk through eating swords, breathing fire and ranting
>the prizes at all the gaming booths are weird
>bumper car ride keeps randomly quitting on certain cars. The cars stop, then go, then randomly stop for a few minutes at a time.
>the organ grinder has a monkey who is a pick-pocket
>The day is ridiculously bright, beautiful and warm.
>the exits keep moving and everyone is confused about how to leave
>there is a cacophony of soundtracks and the monotone of the MC droning on and on.
>a bus full of children from the pre-K school arrive, get off, but the bus breaks down and stalls in the middle of Sam Street.
>clowns that seem a little off and a bit scary go around on unicycles. Then they wander around town and are spotted in the strip club, in the diner, the soup kitchen, buying Vietnamese food and sleeping in the abandoned box cars and other random places.
>At dusk, the power goes out on the whole block, but the carnival still has power and lights. The power stays out all night and on all night in the carnival.
>It's full moon and rises to its apex at 11 PM. It's the beginning of spring. It's still a bit chilly, but the snow is gone.
>Food trailer has fried food of some kind and on the counter, there are two big jars, one of pickled eggs and the other is pickled pigs feet. There is a small shed around back of the trailer that is selling bootleg liquor.
>Tilt-a-whirl is near the back of the carnival
>"rock and roll rattle" ride is the one that looks kind of like a roller coaster but it just goes in a small wavy circle and pushes everyone against the inside edge and then it reverses.
>There are three ticket booths that smell of stale cigarettes and use recycled tickets.
>There is a balloon man, who is mean, and doesn't ever make what people request and makes snakes.
>the photo booth takes pictures, but only one person's face appears on the print.
>Carousel that goes backwards
>kissing booth with a toothless man and a woman with really, really big textured fat lips and a mole to the right between her lip and nose.
>Charlie Sheen has gotten lost and wanders into the carnival grounds.

Babushka Svetlina
Mr. John Gappon
Lucky the Dog
Pastor Dan
Loli Gracicia Colga