"Three Word Prompt" Challenge: The Chain

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Based on Shoving Leopard’s personal challenge, here’s a related one to be done as a chain.
Make a sequel to the latest entry in the series (leave a note below to say you’ve added a story and give a link!), which will have a three word prompt at the end; you use those to write your new story, leaving a new set of words for the next person. It could branch, possibly, but I am picturing a chain instead. Hopefully this can involve more people writing and participating.
The sequels/entries can be stories, poems or just ‘other.’ Whatever! Try to leave room for the three words, please. If they won’t fit, you could do your response in two parts (leaving a link so people will find it better) and put the words in the sequel.
Please use asterisks to put the key words in bold. Thank you very much!

Scurvy Swab

The first three words, which I plan to write a sequel for, are these:
SMILE POOR FAST.

  • Started December 7th, 2013.
  • Ended June 30th, 2014.
  • Created by Scurvy Swab

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  1. Avatar Scurvy Swab

    Afternova, it’s a good question. I’ve seen most people using the words exactly as given, but also a few times the tense or number or other form is used, like changing from an adjective to an adverb; I think that’s all right, but I guess at best they should be as-is. :D

  2. Avatar punpun

    actually, should we allow people to change the tense of the words used or should we use them as-is?

  3. Avatar Scurvy Swab

    I am new and don’t know that ‘trick’ but if there’s a better way to do this I’m willing to try it! :D I agree that multiple-meaning words are much more interesting, in principle.

  4. Avatar BiC

    Hey guys, do you remember the old “Challenge Entry & Sequel Trick”?
    It still works!

  5. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    The challenge here is to use words that are both nouns and verbs or have multiple uses so that you never know how a person might sequel and use the word. :)

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