After a refreshing weekend and some time spent working on the inaugural edition of Lost and Found (up this week on Chud.com) I'm ready to start posting some of that non-Lost nonsense I promised all of you, and what better way to kick things off than with an undemanding ongoing feature?
Every Monday before noon I'll post an opening sentence - a starting point for all of you to build off of. That sentence will be intentionally open-ended, enabling you to construct something elegiac, something horrific, something comedic, or something else altogether from that initial root, depending on your collective whim.
To play along, copy my first sentence into the comment box for this post, and then add your own second sentence. The next commenter, copy the first two sentences and add a third, and so on and so forth until we've built a communal story/poem/senseless Frankenstein from our collective efforts. Feel free to take things in any direction you see fit, and to end/change things at any time. There's no time limit and no end-date; there's also no pressure to make this objectively "good" or "interesting" as a whole. Concentrate on writing a sentence that's genuinely interesting to you, and that logically (or illogically) follows from what's already been written. Approach the exercise as its own reward.
You can contribute as often as you'd like, but there's one firm rule: No person may make two consecutive contributions.
Here we go:
"There was no ignoring the Elephant in the room."