Thursday, September 1, 2011

The Mighty Pen #10

The Mighty Pen writing contest is held every Thursday. I post the beginning of a story, you post your ending in the comments. I judge all the entries on style, voice, imagery, humor, and pretty much anything else I think is important. Entries are open until Sunday night. On the following Monday I present the winner with The Mighty Pen award and feature them on my blog.

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The Beginning

"For on the winds of change we find within ourselves our true heart."...


  1. I have nothing for this one. Good luck to those who participate today.

  2. Darion closed the book and wiped a tear from her eye. If only real life could offer the same epic promises and graduate.

    High school and a job at Pizza Pizazz could hardly be deemed romantic.

    There was a knock on her bedroom door, "Can I come in?" The soft voice of her mother asked.

    "Sure." Darion said sitting up and crossing her arms in preparation for the worst.

    Her mother opened the door and Darion was surprised to see her father walk in as well. Something was wrong, Darion could feel it.

    "I Guess we should get right to the point." Darion's father said, "Honey, will you do the honors."

    "Sure," The mother smiled, "Darion, before I tell you this you need to know that there is no other option. This decision has been set in stone."

    "Okay..." Darion said, feeling nervous.

    "We're moving to Buenos Aries."

  3. Darion's life is about to change alot!

    Great work Jennie :)

  4. Nice entry Jen. And nice sidestep at the beginning :-)

    I got nothin' today :-(

  5. Said the consultant from behind his surgical mask.

    “But are you sure this is a safe operation David? I must admit I’m a little scared” said Michael as he lay on the operating table.

    He glanced nervously at the table adjacent to his. A motionless body lay upon it, covered with a sheet.

    “Well, you can’t completely rule out complications with this complex a procedure Michael, but we have done several trial runs with animal as well as human subjects and I can assure you, it’s perfectly safe”

    The consultant patted him reassuringly on the hand.

    “This operation will not only give you a whole new body, it will completely rejuvenate your career. It will finally let you escape the baggage and unsavoury allegations of your past, you can start again, this is such a wonderful opportunity for you Michael”

    He still felt unsure.

    “This has all happened so quickly” he said, “I know it’s the best thing for me, but I wish I’d had more time to think it through. Has everything been prepared for after the operation?”

    "We are sorry for the short notice Michael" said the consultant “but we only have a very small window of time for this kind of operation”

    He pointed to the motionless figure on the other operating table.

    “The host had reached full development and we needed to act quickly, the record company have arranged everything for you afterwards, actors have been hired to play your parents and friends, and a whole back-story has been provided for you, just try and relax”

    “Will there be any side effects”

    “Your new body may feel slightly unresponsive at first, and the brain transplant will leave a visible scar on the forehead for a while, you will have to wear a long fringe to cover it, but I’m sure you can cope with that"

    The consultant picked up a syringe from a nearby table.

    “Now, I’m just going to apply the anaesthetic, you’ll wake up feeling like a new man Michael, now count down from 10 for me"

    The consultant removed the needle from Michaels arm as he began to count.

    “10, 9, 8,.....”
    Michael felt the comforting oblivion of sleep begin to engulf him as the anaesthetic coursed through his veins.

    “7, 6, 5.....”
    So long Michael Jackson he thought......

    “4, 3, 2, 1....”

    Hello Justin Bieber.

  6. Spod, that was just awesome. It explains so much...