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Short short – In Hell

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

“I can’t even!” Shellie squeaked, her normally tan face darkening in a pink rage.

“I. Literally. Can’t. Even!” she added, as she stomped, huffed and clutched fists in time with her words, like some furious band leader.

There was a delay, a frown, and then her hair burst into flames as expected.

Anywhere else, and she’d have attracted undue attention.

But in hell, even bonking the Devil doesn’t let you escape the punishment of Sin.

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Short short – Seriously, Janet?

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

I picked up the box, a standard size UPS delivery, and got back into the house before it started to shake and whine.

Whimpering from inside the package didn’t adequately deter me, much to my regret.

After all, the shipping alone had been absurd.

“But what did I expect, when I asked for 20 minute shipping?” I thought to myself as I set the box carefully on the table and ripped open the cheap packing tape.

The small furry head peeked up, ears pressed flat as it crawled free of the box. “Seriously, Janet?” the creature asked. “When I said I didn’t care how I got home, I didn’t think you’d use UPS. At least FedEx has ar conditioned trucks!”

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Short short – A Space Opera

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

Looking out, she watched a nebula drift past off starboard side.

She let out a soft, contemplative “hmm” and looked at the picture of her late husband.

“Goodbye, dear,” she sighed as she pushed the button to release the small ash cloud into the between of space, annoyed with his extravagant final wish.

“Don’t worry,” she told the terrified woman bound on the floor at her feet. “You’re next. He never wanted to be without you in life – I can’t imagine he’d want to part with you now.”

She closed the hatch and let the air back in before turning to collect the woman. She frowned when she found the floor empty, screeching as her body fell backward into the airlock.

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Short short – Lots of Caffeine

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

“There is no such thing as too much coffee,” he declared, vibrating in his chair.

“Sure there is,” she said, “you just have to learn to walk the fine line between addiction management and overdose.”

She studied the subtle tremors working up and down his arms – Definitely leaning toward overdose for this one. He had maybe a few hours left.

It was really sad to watch so much talent and high hopes be dashed by chemicals.

A sense of resolution was left to hang in the atmosphere of the chamber as she closed him in.

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Short short – Road to Rebellion Twist

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

When I chose the strawberry gum, I did not expect the flavor that burst over my tongue.

For hours, my breath smelled of honeyed ham, and I was spitting out pieces of bone.

Of course, this had nothing to do with the gun – which tasted of pineapple – it was simply a Tuesday.

Tuesday, is of course human sacrifice day ever since the new overlords arrived and the taste was always hard to lose. Pig. Long pig.

One of these days, I would slip some bacon into their meal – no entity alive could resist the joy that is bacon. It was the first step on the long road to rebellion.

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Some Twisted Dream

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

The dark form of his silhouette neared her prone form, cleaver in hand.

He flicked on the light, running the rag over the blade. “I’m almost done making the bacon, wake up.”

As she arose with a smile, she realized she wasn’t being seen and her smile faded.

“Did I really have the invisibility shield running all night?” she asked, her voice echoing from across the room from the prone form on the floor. “Or is this the polymorph shield?”

“Doesn’t really matter to me since I can see through all types of shields, your skin, however, is not the color I expected.”

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Chaos – a Round Robin Writing Snippet

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

She had the wrong idea about the nature of chaos.

The misconception, though, was remedied swiftly.

But for some reason, the voices were being recalcitrant tonight, and the alcohol only made them louder and more insistent, yammering about the end of the world and the coming of the Great Emptiness.

“This isn’t Chaos,” she told the voices loudly. “You can’t have lofty prophecies while jabbering on about grand plans and impending chaos.” She downed a shot and filled the glass again. She drank this one too, then gave up on the glass and went for the bottle. “Make up your bloody mind!”

With that, the voices unleashed true chaos, for 13 seconds, and up was down, the roar and the silence were deafening, the room went white hot and black and every shade between, then suddenly they stopped. She took a deep breath, crossed her arms and said, “You done now?”

And then there was complete and utter blissful silence. And she was suddenly lonely.

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After You – a Round Robin Writing Snippet

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

The first door on the left loomed larger to her than it ought and she knew it was due to the anticipation and dread knotting her stomach, causing her step to hitch as she approached.

She stood before it listening so carefully she could hear the blood pumping between her ears.

“What will it be, this time? What fresh hell?”

Trepidation gave her pause for some long moments, until she resolved herself with, “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”

What fool had said that she didn’t know but with a shaking hand a a held breath she reached for the knob.

It swung open before she touched it, admitting her to a long, dark hall that promised to swallow her whole if she stepped foot inside.

She turned back to the guide still standing in the hallway, casually leaning against the wall and examining his nails. “You sure he said the second door?” she asked. When he nodded, not looking up, she grabbed his shoulder and shoved him through the doorway. “After you.”

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Coffee Orders – a Round Robin Writing Snippet

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

The phone ran again as I was stabbing for the eighth time, almost ruining my concentration. “Damn!” I wiped my hands off, setting the blade aside, and swiped the phone’s screen. “Yes? What!” I blurted, confused. My finger left a smear across the screen, and I ignored it, turning to my prey with a warning look – not a word – I warned, sending the command directly into her pretty little head. I never imagined she was the sharpest tool in the shed, but I never imagined she was stupid enough to let out the blood-curdling scream that she did. Thinking fast, I yelled back “You’ll get your coffee goddammit!” and then said into the phone “Ugh, millennials, am I right?”

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Promises, Promises – a Round Robin Writing Snippet

The Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) had some round-robin writing fun! We each wrote a sentence or two and then passed the paper to the next person who added to it and passed it along to the next person and on down the line. We hope you are as entertained as we!

I knew that the demon would come to collect on the deal one day; I just didn’t think it would be on a Monday. I should have known that Mondays suck in hell.

“I don’t have it anymore,” I said, hands up both defensively and plaintively. “So, deal’s off, okay? Besides, it didn’t even work in the first place,” I hoped I could stall.

The demon put an oddly female looking hand on its lumpy waist and cocked its head, as if to say “Really, girl?”

“I mean, I would have – it it had worked – but I still can’t get this grape juice stain out.” The demon looked confused, then pulled out a huge flaming ledger and began paging through the pages, oblivious of the crude wooden stake stabbing through the air towards it until it was to late.

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