Introducing “Story time!”


Let's try to be adult about this.

At our local library where I grew up, they had a "Story Day" every week where we kids would gather around and listen raptly to the reading of a great book. Along with suggestions made in the "What About Fridays" post, that prompted me to start "Story Time" every Thursday here on HeroMachine.com. When the next "Choose Your Own Adventure" book comes in, I'll do those as well, but I wanted to take on Kaldath's suggestion that we also try out the "Three Word Story" game.

Here are the rules:

  1. Copy and paste what the previous player has put, then add three relevant words that add to the story.
  2. You can only post three words after this post (punctuation doesn't count as a word, but use it properly and wisely).
  3. You may only post on this thread once.

That's it! At the end of the day we should have a story. I'll start.

*****

Over the hill ...

52 Responses to Introducing “Story time!”

  1. Avatar Whit says:

    Over the hill lived a giant.

  2. Avatar Haxxx says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King

  3. Avatar ManaRain says:

    Over the hill lived a giant, who liked to

    (Unfortunately this one got held in moderation until too late — try again, though, ManaRain, it ought not to hold you up this time since your first comment was approved!)

  4. Avatar runt82 says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances

  5. Avatar zombotron says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted

  6. Avatar Solander says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his

  7. Avatar kruger says:

    Forget the entry above.

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with

  8. Avatar Geneh says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his drunken wife with

    (Sorry GeneH, kruger got his in just ahead of you. Try again! — Jeff)

  9. Avatar Captain Kicktar says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle.

  10. Avatar AJ says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle. But he needed

  11. Avatar VonMalcolm says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle. But he needed a magical cornerstone

  12. Avatar VonMalcolm says:

    (-Better punctuation? -I am not an English Major though!)

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone.

  13. Avatar The Imp says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went

  14. Avatar Loki says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

  15. Avatar Amscray says:

    “Fetch the weed!”

  16. Avatar Amscray says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

  17. Avatar Anthony Z says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said

  18. Kaldath Kaldath says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “for tonight we

  19. Avatar Joshua says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!”

  20. Avatar ajw says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Prinlges.”

  21. Avatar zaheelee says:

    Then that night

  22. Avatar zaheelee says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Prinlges.”

    Then that night

  23. Avatar TheNate says:

    ver the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringges.” [Fixed spelling]

    Then that night they set out

  24. Avatar TheNate says:

    Sorry – redo:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.” [Fixed spelling]

    Then that night they set out

  25. Avatar Cormac says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.” [Fixed spelling]

    Then that night they set out, riding their ponies.

  26. Avatar Jadebrain says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.” [Fixed spelling]

    Then that night they set out, riding their ponies. But the ponies

  27. Avatar XionUnborn01 says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.” [Fixed spelling]

    Then that night they set out, riding their ponies. But the ponies were afraid of

  28. Avatar Tristan says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.” [Fixed spelling]

    Then that night they set out, riding their ponies. But the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves

  29. Avatar Mr.Chris says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night they set out, riding their ponies. But the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.

  30. Avatar kyle says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night they set out, riding their ponies. But the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.

    They saw a

  31. Avatar Myro says:

    m Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.m

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night they set out, riding their ponies. But the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope

  32. Avatar Wade says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.m

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night they set out, riding their ponies. But the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope looking for a

  33. Avatar Badgerking says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.m

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night they set out, riding their ponies. But the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope Flying away from

  34. Avatar D says:

    Over the hill lived a giant: The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.m

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The hobbit said, “For tonight we conquer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night they set out, riding their ponies. But the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope Flying away from Barney the dinosaur

  35. Avatar frankie says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes.

  36. Avatar TheRandomHERO says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes. So they hung

  37. Avatar The Imp says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes. So they hung themselves from a

  38. Avatar The Imp says:

    Delete that last post of mine, Jeff. For some reason I read the rules as ‘one post a day’, not ‘one post’.

  39. Avatar Frevoli says:

    … okay, so if Imps last post is to be deleted, I’m gonna ignore it

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes.

    So they hung back for awhile

  40. Avatar costanps says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes.

    So they hung back for awhile waiting for them

  41. Avatar Brad says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes.

    So they hung back for awhile hoping Princess Tulolova

  42. Avatar Jessica says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes.

    So they hung back for awhile hoping Princess Tulolova would show up

  43. Avatar HouseofH says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes.

    So they hung back for awhile hoping Princess Tulolova would show up, as she was

  44. Avatar Chisoph says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes.

    So they hung back for awhile hoping Princess Tulolova would show up, as she was already very late.

  45. Avatar Chisoph says:

    (Woops, there isn’t supposed to be a period!)

  46. Avatar Connor S. says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes.

    So they hung back for awhile hoping Princess Tulolova would show up, as she was already very late. But she had

  47. Avatar Connor S. says:

    This is one F’d up story haha.

  48. Avatar Galahad says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes.

    So they hung back for awhile hoping Princess Tulolova would show up, as she was already very late. But she had to go potty

  49. Avatar Mr44 says:

    Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes.

    So they hung back for awhile hoping Princess Tulolova would show up, as she was already very late. But she had to go potty, but when she

  50. Over the hill lived a giant. The Hill King of Silly Dances. He just wanted to impress his giant kingdom with a big castle, but he needed a magical cornerstone. So he went to The Hobbit.

    “Fetch the weed!”

    The Hobbit said, “For tonight we conguer lost lands!” “Remember the Pringles.”

    Then that night, they set out riding their ponies. But, the ponies were afraid of getting dirty hooves along the way.
    They saw a lime green Jackalope flying away from Barney the dinosaur, hugging gay Swedes.

    So they hung back for awhile hoping Princess Tulolova would show up, as she was already very late. But she had to go potty, but when she returned to them

  51. You know, this is hard, I could finish this story in like, 10 minutes and make it the most pychotic story ever written, but we can only do 3 words a piece.
    XD

  52. Avatar Thunder&Lightning says:

    Thor electricuted her