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Composite stories.
60               What Shall We Do Now?
Adjective for a man. The man.
What he was wearing. What he was doing.
(Met) Adjective for a woman. The woman. What she was wearing. What she was doing.
The person he would much rather have met. Where they met. What he thought. What he said. What she thought. What she said. Where they went. What they did. What the consequence was. What the world said.
Example :
The illustrious Mr. Winston Churchill, who was dressed in a Moire* antique bath-towel and was eating walnuts, met coy Aunt Priscilla in a Khaki tea-gown playing with her Noah's Ark, when he would much rather have met Madame Tussaud. They met at Littlehampton. What he thought was, " Here's this woman again," but he merely said, " That's a very chic costume of yours." What she thought was, " I wonder if he knows his hat is dented," but she only said, "That's wet paint you're leaning against." So they went to prison together and learned to ride the bicycle, and the consequence was they caught influenza, and the world said, " It's an ill wind that blows nobody any good."
Another folding-over and passing-on game is " Composite Stories." Paper is passed round, and for five minutes each player writes the opening of a story with a title prefixed. The papers are passed on, and each player reads through as much of the story as has been written and for five minutes adds to it. And so on, until each player has written once on each paper. The papers are then passed on once more, with the result that each paper will be found to be lying before the player who began it. The next and last five minutes are then spent by each person
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