Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Choose Your Own Adventure

Here's how it works. Leave a comment if you want to decide where the story is going. The option with the most comments will "win" and decide what happens in the next segment. I've never done this before. It should be fun.

Chapter 1

If not for Danny Keefer's love for medicinal spirits, he may never have married the lovely Constance Gray. You see, physical beauty aside, Constance had the misfortune of being Methodist. Danny was Catholic. And so it was that twenty five years went by before Danny's bottled admiration gave utterance to professions of undying love. Constance would never know how indebted she was to the liquid courage that settled Danny's seasonal cough and loosed his ardent tongue. They were fifty and fifty three when they wed, each with their youth cleanly spent and their respective pews comfortably worn in their respective houses of God. They said their vows in the apple orchard behind Mason's hardware store. They prayed to Jesus and Mary.

Danny and Constance may have found love late, but they wasted no time in sharing it. Within two years they had adopted 12 barn cats, named after the 12 apostles, and been given custody of Danny's great-nephew Bing, the only grandson of his sister Mary. Bing was 4 when he came to live with Mr and Mrs Daniel Keefer and the only thing he grew to love more than the dozen saintly cats was . . .

a. knives

b. eating Aunt Constance's pies

c. playing "melancholy minister" with his uncle's sheep

11 comments:

Andria said...

c :)

Amy Rung said...

I pick a.

By the way Congrats on your adorable new baby! Maybe we'll see you around town sometime.

Heather Lea said...

c. hands down.

Anonymous said...

c

Jeanie said...

I think b, because I have a little boy!!!

Jeanie said...

by the way, congratulations on your beautiful little girl!!!

Amber said...

C, for sure :)

Brook said...

I know it's sick, but definitely a!

Zhenya & Danyelle said...

c.

Interesting story....

sarah springer said...

I pick b.

I've loved seeing all the pictures of your baby! She's beautiful!

Gina said...

I pick c. because of my newly found love for sheep.