Titles used: "Casey and Stacy"
- The Plot in Outline:
- One--set the scene and motivate the adventurer. Consider the "unwilling" adventurer and the "willing, even eager" adventurer--often the same person starts as one, then becomes the other.
- Two--on the journey. Events, difficulties, excitement. Don't forget to put some thought into reasons for your hero(ine) to be venturing into the wilderness.
- Three--we have arrived (somewhere). Fairly often, there are also romantic twinings and other rewards to having gotten there. Or perhaps you can remember--setting out for the top of the mountain; the trails, stumbles, and cliffsides along the way; and the glorious view from the top! - http://www.mit.edu/~mbarker/exercises/exer970131.txt
- The protagonist goes on an adventure, much like a quest, but with less of a focus on the end goal or the personal development of hero. In the adventure, there is more action for action's sake. - http://changingminds.org/disciplines/storytelling/plots/tobias_plots.htm
- this plot involves the Protagonist going in search of their fortune, and since fortune is never found at home, the Protagonist goes to search for it somewhere over the rainbow. - http://www.tennscreen.com/plots.htm
from The Fittest
No, I didn’t know any of them, but they were throwing snowballs at all of the cars on Locust, so I joined in. After a few minutes of throwing snow and swears at cars, the bus came.
Yes, I did. The guys all invited me to go with them to a party at a bar or something.
It was going downtown. You know, the Thirty. It was free, and I know you and Jason were both getting …
Alright, fine. Jason was getting some skanky ho, and I didn’t want to bother you, I mean him. Anyway, I rode the bus downtown with those guys I met.
No, it was only about 1:30 when we got down there. They all wanted to go to some bar, so I was going with ‘em. I remember trying to make them all laugh by shoulder-blocking the parking meters. Boy, can I feel the bruise on my right side this morning!
Of course I don’t know why I was tackling the parking meters! But I do know those things are pretty sturdy. We finally get to this bar, and all these people are standing in line outside. So I ask what the deal is, and the guys I’m with tell me all the people are getting carded. Then I ask if they card at the bar we were going to. The one guy’s all, “Sure they card, man.” I told the guys that I was just going to head back home, since I’m under-age. I hugged a couple of ‘em, I guess, and then I hopped a fence next to the bar we were at so I could take a leak.
No, I didn’t make it to the other bar. Are you still drunk, too? I was still at the first bar we came to. Let’s call it Jerry’s.
I know there isn’t a Jerry’s in downtown Milwaukee, but just humor me, Dude. So I’m in the yard next to Jerry’s takin’ a piss, and whadda you know happens, the side door opens up.
Yeah, the side door to Jerry’s. Some super-drunk guy staggers out to take his own leak, and I grab the door before it shuts....