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Play Stringing the Pearls!

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Hi everyone,

So I'm leading a workshop for a social anxiety group in Austin, using improv principles to teach conversational skills and confidence. You can read the full low-down here: http://forum.austinimprov.com/viewtopic.php?t=11373

I want to begin with a game of "Stringing the pearls" to introduce people to improv but, since I'm not sure what peoples' comfort level will be at first, I wanted to be able to show them a game before they signed up to play it themselves.

So. Can you all play stringing the pearls for me on the forum? Let's do a 5 person game; just say which spot you're taking (spot 1 is the beginning of the story, spot 5 is the end) and write your part of the story. Go out of order because that will be fun. I just need one game to share with the workshop, but if the game ends and you want to play another be my guest.

I'll start:
5: But when he woke up, the dinosaur was still there.
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1) Richard lived in a small shack on the edge of town and liked to drive his VW everywhere.
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3) To get revenge, the wizard turned Richard's VW into a dinosaur.
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2) Richard was speeding one morning because he was late for work. He hopped the curb and ran straight through a wizard's rose garden.
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5) And lo, that winter never ended...
Sweetness Prevails.

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Dan wrote:
I'll start:
5: But when he woke up, the dinosaur was still there.
4) Richard was so shocked he passed out!
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Hooray! You are all wonderful.
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It's too easy with 5! Again, with 7!


7) And the dog said "At least we finally made it to the top!"
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1) Once upon a time Princess Ann lived in a run-down castle.
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Dan wrote: I'll start:
5: But when he woke up, the dinosaur was still there.
oops! sorry, Dan...didn't see this the first time around. gulp!

as for this round...

5. From beneath his coat, golden wings spread out like the rising sun!
Sweetness Prevails.

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4. At long last she had found the enchanted dog!
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Jessica wrote:1) Once upon a time Princess Ann lived in a run-down castle.
2) It had never been the same since her enchanted dog had run away, so when she turned sixteen, she set out to find him.
Aden wrote:4. At long last she had found the enchanted dog!
the_reverend wrote:5. From beneath his coat, golden wings spread out like the rising sun!
Roy Janik wrote:7) And the dog said "At least we finally made it to the top!"
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Jessica wrote:1) Once upon a time Princess Ann lived in a run-down castle.
sara farr wrote:2) It had never been the same since her enchanted dog had run away, so when she turned sixteen, she set out to find him.
3) She searched all over the dilapidated kingdom for many months until she met and defeated a witch guarding a deep deep pit, but in her moment of victory she lost her balance and fell into the pit.
Aden wrote:4. At long last she had found the enchanted dog!
the_reverend wrote:5. From beneath his coat, golden wings spread out like the rising sun!
Roy Janik wrote:7) And the dog said "At least we finally made it to the top!"
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Jessica wrote:1) Once upon a time Princess Ann lived in a run-down castle.
sara farr wrote:2) It had never been the same since her enchanted dog had run away, so when she turned sixteen, she set out to find him.
acrouch wrote:3) She searched all over the dilapidated kingdom for many months until she met and defeated a witch guarding a deep deep pit, but in her moment of victory she lost her balance and fell into the pit.
Aden wrote:4. At long last she had found the enchanted dog!
the_reverend wrote:5. From beneath his coat, golden wings spread out like the rising sun!
6) She jumped upon his back, and the dog flew to the top of the pit.
Roy Janik wrote:7) And the dog said "At least we finally made it to the top!"
Again! Again! Again! One more!
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let's get crazy...we're cranking this up to 9!

9) And with that gesture, the moon was at last restored!
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