STORYMATIC: Post Game

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Three overtimes later, Barney Clayton was out of his “Fargo Fangboy” costume, out of the arena, and into the parking lot mockingly referred to as “I-29.”

He still had two hours to make it to his Aunt Clara’s house. Barney’s cousin, Jill, had texted him at halftime. Jill invited her friend, Amy, to New Year’s. Barney remembered Amy as the hottest girl in Jill’s wedding, so his pre-New Year’s resolution was to be standing next to her when midnight struck and it was time for the Clayton traditional first kiss of the year.

Thirty minutes later traffic finally started to move. Barney got a couple of miles when he spotted a woman standing at the side of the road. There was no car parked near her and no off-ramps for a couple of miles in either direction. It was just her… and the cane held in her hand.

Curiosity got the best of Barney and he pulled over next to her. Rolling down his window, he asked, “Excuse me, miss. Are you okay? Do you need to get somewhere?”

The woman stared past him. “Do you?” she asked.

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  1. Avatar BARomero

    A bit on the title. A great present I got this year for Christmas was something called “The Storymatic.” It’s a box of cards where if you draw a couple of yellow cards you get your characters for your story. Drawing from the orange cards in the set gives you situations, settings, or props, and you use both sets of cards to set up a prompt for a story. My tags above are the cards I’ve drawn for this story, and I’ll likely be using this game to come up with more stories in the future as well…

  2. Avatar ElshaHawk (LoA)

    fun! The woman seems a bit curt for a lost blind woman. I think there is more to her story. I was hoping she was his soul mate..

  3. Avatar 32 ^2

    This is a neat little story, I’m going to look for that card. We had a challenge awhile back where we had to use a character generator, turned out to be one of my better stories.

    I would like to suggest you edit some of the names out, they aren’t needed at all, makes it too confusing, I almost didn’t want to finish the story, the rest is spot on.

    (Example only, and more room to add more elements)
    He still had two hours to make it to his Aunt’s. His cousin had texted him at halftime telling him she invited one of her hot friends over for (to?) New Year’s. So his pre-New Year’s resolution was to be standing next to the hot one when midnight struck and it was time for his first kiss of the year.