Our first mini-challenge of the Bout of Books 9.0! Cheap Thrills has given us a list of words to grab from book titles to make a Mad Lib story. Here's the list with my choices:
Character Name: Beverly of Graustark by George Barr McCutcheon
Adjective 1: Dangerous Visions 3 by Harlan Ellison
Adjective 2: The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel
Item: The Skeleton in the Clock by Carter Dickson
Occupation: The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings & Brian Hooker
Act of Violence: Murder by Latitude by Rufus King
Adjective 3: A Silent Witness by R. Austin Freeman
Noun 1: Bedknobs and Broomsticks by Mary Norton
Noun 2: The Body in the Bookcase by Katherine Hall Page
And my story with the words above inserted:
I just read the greatest book!
This guy Beverly ends up in the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. Turns out his ancestors were pirates, and he might be the key to finding the Purple Clock. It’s a mythic artifact that disappeared centuries ago, and now a shadowy group of professors are looking for it. No one knows what uncovering it might do, but these guys are willing to murder for it.
I won’t say anything else. But believe me, if you like silent stories with broomsticks and a bookcase, you have to read this one.