Telephone tag

I was tagged by Chelle my on-line friend and critique partner.

This is a different type of tag, however.  I know you all remember that game we all played as kids where we sat in a circle and one person whispered something secret to the person next to them.  The secret was whispered from person to person until the last person in the circle heard it.  She would say the secret out loud.  It was always real interesting how the original comment had changed on its way around the individual people, wasn’t it?

Well this tag is something like that, but with a paragraph.

Here’s how this works, I’m going to rewrite the paragraph my friend sent to me.  If I tag you, you’ll need to rewrite the paragraph on you own blog.  You can change only one word if you wish or twenty.  You may change names, plot or setting, but try not to change it so much the original writer won’t recognize it.  After you’re finished, post it to your blog with a link to Alice’s post (the originator of this experiment) and a link to the person who tagged you.  (That’ll be me!)  Then all you need to do is tag three people you think might enjoy being a part of the ‘circle’.  Let the three know they were chosen for this critical assignment. 

Have fun!

Here is my paragraph for the three people I’m going to tag:

“Jocelyn and Will staggered up Cob Street to find a corner in a dark alley. He’d never seen her drunk before. He planned on using this to get some answers.  When Jocelyn tripped over the curb, she broke her bottle of pink champagne and asked Will to kiss her senseless. Will was happy to oblige Jocelyn’s innocent desire before she changed her mind, but her kisses weren’t enough. If he hadn’t already lost the bet that night, he could have had Jocelyn.”

I’m tagging Annie, Katie, and Rita.  If anyone else wishes to be a part of the circle, feel free.  It’ll be interesting to see what happens to Jocelyn and Will.


The rules for this meme:

1… Change something in the paragraph you received; a minimum of 1 word, a maximum of 20 words.

2… Link to the post at and leave a comment so we can keep track of what happens to the paragraph. Alice will link back to you.

3… Link to the person who tagged you, preferably to where ever they posted their version of the paragraph.  Here’s the link to Chelle’s post

4… Tag three people you think might enjoy this game. Let them know they’ve been tagged. Link to them.

5… Include these rules in your post.


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