Hi everyone! Now that the Teahouse is back in working order and the fumigation tent has been cleared away, I thought it might be fun to start a couple of writing-related exercises, just to give everyone a chance to have some fun and stretch our creative muscles.
Here's how it works: I'll start off a story with five words. Each person subsequently posts an additional five words to continue the narrative. Your five words don't have to be a complete sentence. It's quite possible to even finish one sentence and start a new one within your five words. Let it go wherever your fancy takes you. In my experience, this can (and probably will) get rather silly pretty quick.
So here we go:
She dusted off the old ...