A Fun Game – In Your Head (Cynthia’s Submission)
Frivolous Fun Friday:
Today I was hoping to do a bit of analyses of the dialogues and see if my theory worked; however, we are two dialogues short (one I will share with you below, the other I’m looking into seeing how I can make it work before we start to analyse the theory). Due to life’s uncertainties, Cynthia has been unable to continue with the game (I hope whatever it is will sort itself out Cynthia). Having said that, I have been in contact with Cynthia (she has kindly sent me her first dialogue so I can post it here on her behalf; however, the final dialogue is still aloof (I’ll let you know how I fair with this)). Please find below Cynthia’ dialogue to her own character(s) profile (there’s a brief recap of the rules etc for those who are not familiar with the game).
Let the Fun Game In Your Head Begin…
In short: I devised a game a few weeks ago; if you still do not know what it is all about then head on over to this post. Billie Jo Woods, CM Stewart and Cynthia took the unusual challenge. They were required to create a character(s) profile and write a 200-300 word dialogue within the guidelines I set out in part one of this game (see the details below). In part two, I asked them to email the character(s) profile they created to one of the participants (names selected out of a hat by me); with the character(s) profile(s) they received they had to write another 200-300 word dialogue (again meeting the same requirements as mentioned below).
Setting: A small quiet village approx 200 miles from the nearest city adorned with thatched cottages and surrounded by vast empty fields. Not much happens here, except for their festival –the festival of colour, this happens once a year; tourists and families from afar visit, no one misses this event. This is the highlight of the year for the villagers; they prepare for this the whole year.
The Dialogue Prompts:
- No children live in the village.
- A child hides in a barn and stays after the festivities.
- Your character(s) interacts with the child.
- The child has a secret.
- Add a surprise of your own -in keeping with your character(s) profile.
Festival of Colour’ Character(s) by Cynthia E.
“Ted: Grounds keeper, 75 year old and hates kids. He has a limp and very good eye sight.
Katie: Is a 12 year old girl wearing red shoes and a blue and white checkered dress hiding in the barn. Katie knows more about why she was left at the festival than she is saying.”
Festival of Colour by Cynthia E.
“Ted looks down at a half empty bag of popcorn on the ground. He was getting to old for this job. As grounds keeper for the festival and hitting 75 in a few months he knew his years of bending down picking up other peoples crap was limited.
“Damn kids. Why can’t they ever use the garbage can?” Ted says as he bends down to pick it up. In the corner of his eye he sees a small glossy red shoe sticking out from behind something in the barn a few feet away. Ted limped, entered the barn and yanked at the shoe. Attached to the shoe is a leg, a long skinny leg, attached to a young girl wearing a blue and white checkered skirt.
“Well, I’ll be damned. What are you doing here after hours?”
“I got lost. I was in the bathroom. I didn’t hear the last call.”
“Oh, come on. You can do better then that. Come on there’s nothing hear to see after closing. Get going.” Ted pointed towards the exit.
“I…I can’t. My ride left.”
Ted put his hands on his hips annoyed. He didn’t have time for this. He needed to clear the grounds of garbage for the continued festivities tomorrow, and he didn’t have all night.
“How old are you, twelve, thirteen?”
“There’s no way your ride left without you. Go on get going.”
“But I can’t. I don’t know where she is.”
“Who is, your ride?” The girl just nodded.
“Well go to the exit and look around.” Ted said starting to walk away. The girl grabbed his harm. He was surprised by her strength.
“She’s not there. I know because I….”
“You what?” Ted stared at the girl, but the girl wouldn’t answer.
“What’s your name?” Ted sighed.
“Katie.” Ted looked down at Katie’s hand still clenching his arm. Katie let go and dropped her hand to her sides.
“Katie, tell you what, I walk you to the office. You can use the phone there to call someone to pick you up.” Ted turned and started to walk away.
“There is no one to call.” Katie mumbled.
Ted sighed. He didn’t like kids, he liked them even less when he had to deal with them. It didn’t seem this one was going to go away.
“Because there’s no one to call.” Katie looked up and stared at Ted. The look in her eyes gave Ted a creepy feeling.
“There’s always someone to call.” Ted said nervously.
“Then you better call someone Ted.”
“How did you know my name?” Ted frowned.”
So, this makes entry number five. I will add it to the linky list below; in the meantime, why don’t you pop over to all the participants blogs and compare the entries (leave a comment there) then come back here and leave a comment or two on what thoughts have passed through your mind as you read them, do they fall in line with my theory?
What’s Next? As you all know, I will have like a quiet period from 1st November until 15th December; therefore, I am unsure how these posts will materialise -having said that, I will do my best to cover the next three frivolous Friday’ post. I will collate the related character(s) profile(s) and dialogues (both the original and the second writers); we will then look at the similarities and differences and see if and why they differ. Billie Jo, Cynthia and a mysterious participant (TBC) I would like to have insights from yourselves (I will email you shortly and explain my thoughts).
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Have a fab-tastic Friday and a wondrous weekend. Keep that positivity-a-glowing and your smile forever shining -stay in peace.
A Tiny Note: This game is the final stage of the game; in two weeks (04/11/2011) we shall analyse the results and have a debate/discussion, so please feel free to pop by then and join in.
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