Saturday, March 19

Story Saturday: Choose-Your-Way-Adventure Part One

The Chairman’s Journal.

March 19th, 2011.

Dog carcass in alley this morning, tire tread on burst stomach. This city is afraid of me. I have seen its true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over, all the vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout 'Save us!' And I'll look down, and whisper 'no.' They had a choice, all of them. They could have followed in the footsteps of good men. Decent men, who believed in a day's work for a day's pay. Instead they followed the droppings of lechers and communists and didn't realize that the trail led over a precipice until it was too late. Don't tell me they didn't have a choice. Now the whole world stands on the brink, staring down into bloody hell, all those liberals and intellectuals and smooth-talkers, and all of a sudden nobody can think of anything to say.

All we can do now is break it down and start again.

Penguins threw down the diary and looked around the deserted room. Only hours before the room would have been full of activity, but now only a table, an empty bookshelf and a couple of chairs remained. “He’s always one step ahead of us.”

“We could have been here on time but you just had to stop at that bakery.” Till Hammerette snapped.

“I had to stop!” Penguins argued. “It’s not everyday you see a 24 hour bakery!”

“Don’t worry.” Super Laura smiled. “We’ll catch him next time.” Till Hammerette turned to glare at her but Penguins nodded enthusiastically.

“Look, we even have a clue” Penguins pointed to the diary. “Don’t you think it’s lucky he forgot this?”

Till Hammerette rolled her eyes, “He obviously left it behind on purpose to taunt us, Penguins.”

“Holy plot-twist, Till!” Laura exclaimed, “You really think so?”

Even so, Penguins thought that there might be something useful in the Chairman’s diary. Even if he had left it there on purpose, it was still a clue. She handed the diary to Till, “Have a look through it anyway. There might be something useful.” Till took the book but glared back grudgingly. Penguins turned to Laura, “Let’s look for clues in the next room.”

It didn’t take long for the pair to come across a trapdoor hidden beneath a rug. Penguins and Super Laura exchanged a look. “Well? Do we go down?” Penguins asked Laura.

Do they go down? Time to “Choose Your Way”!

Do Laura and Penguins

a) Go down the trapdoor

b) Go back and get Till Hammerette

Does Till Hammerette

a) Grudgingly look over the diary like Penguins told her

b) Screw Penguins and the diary and go search for The Chairman on her own


Everyone can vote on what each character will do but the person who the character is BASED ON will have their vote counted for two.

Tell me your choice in the comments.

Depending on how many votes I get the next installment will either be tomorrow or the next day.

(Also, bonus points to whoever knows where the diary entry is from)


  1. Watchmen. Real original there :P (see I do know things)
    Laura and Penguins - a
    Till Hammerette - b

  2. I agree. Laura and Penguins - a
    Till Hammerette - b

  3. Yay, I'm Super Laura! :)

    I think:
    Laura and Penguins - b
    Till Hammerette - b

  4. Well, Laura and Penguins can go down the trapdoor. But I'm torn on the next one. I want to know what's in the diary, but I want to see Till Hammerette to get a chance to use the MC Hammer.


    Laura and Penguins - a
    Till Hammerette - a

  5. Argh! You guys aren't doing what I want!

    Sorry this one wasn't too special. I had no idea what to write so just stuck in a boring introduction. Hopefully it will get more interesting.

    Till Hammerette voted two a's, just so everyone knows when I do the tally.

  6. Why on earth would we do what you want? That would make everything so dull and easy.

  7. Lara/Laura: a
    Till: a
    Happy now?

  8. *edit: Replace Lara with Laura

  9. I believe you mean replace Lara with Penguins.

  10. Great. The Till has equal a and b. Does this mean I get decider? Or will we get more votes?

  11. Has Jack voted? Get him to.

  12. I think Penguins and Super Laura should go down the trapdoor, and Till should read the diary.
    So a and a. :P