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Never Ending Story

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Never Ending Story --

Many, MANY thanks to April's daughter Charlotte for writing the wonderful start to our SuperHeroine version of Mischief Week's 2013 Never Ending Story.

Thanks, Charlotte!! :thankyou:

 

Rules: 
1. Read the entire story before you start posting. Don't just read the last post and start adding on to it or you will throw the story completely out of whack and I will have to send April to whack you a little bit. (KIDDING)


2. You have to wait for someone else to post after you before you can post again. If you post two in a row, they will be counted as one post so you will be wasting your time anyway.


3. Keep adding to the story. The more additions you add to the story, the more chances you will have to win the grand prize. You get one chance in the drawing per legal post (remember - no double-posting). 


4. The story and post counting begins now and continues until Midnight EST Saturday, April 20th. The winner will be announced on Monday, April 22nd.

What are you trying to win????



AWESOME PRIZE: The winner will get a $20.00 Gift Certificate for the Scrap Girls Boutique!

Get your fingers and keyboards ready. Warm up your imaginations. Here is the beginning of the story: (THANKS! again, Charlotte.)

 

You know this has been coming, Sally thought to herself as she pulled on her pink boots. You’ve been training and training and today is the day. She carefully fitted her tiara onto her head. But somehow this isn’t any less nerve-wracking. Sally went to her bedroom window and looked out. In the pre-dawn light, she could see a black cloud festering at the edge of the city. The Mojo-sucker-minions looked like a simple rain cloud from a distance, but Sally knew better. She had to defend Scrap City from the approaching creativity-sapping storm.

 

Her first day as a super hero was dawning and so was her first day with an arch nemesis. An arch nemesis that would be arriving shortly— and Nomojo was not going to go easy on her because she was new to this super hero thing.

Alright, all suited up and—” Sally was interrupted by the KA-POW of her door slamming open…

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"Breakfast! You can't face Nomojo without some good ol' oatmeal!"

 

Sally grimmaced ever so slightly before she pasted on a smile. "Yum, thanks, Mom."

 

The two headed down the stairs to the kitchen, where a bowl of steaming oatmeal awaited. Sally gave it a wary look as she slid into her chair. Sometimes oatmeal was ok, but unfortunately, Sally's mom had a tendancy to make it a tad bit goopy. Sally scooped up a spoonful. It came away from the rest of the mass with a loud sucking pop, almost lifting the bowl from the table. "Here goes nothin'", she thought.

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As she carefully took a bite of the viscous mass, Sally thought she heard an unusual sound just outside the door. "What on earth could that be?" , she wondered aloud.

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"RAP!" There it is again! Only one knock on the door. 'That's weird, or was it something else making that sound?' she thought silently. Sally looked out the window a second time. 'Hmm...that festering cloud is becoming even darker & moving closer & closer to the Scrap G Tower'. Maybe it was the wind that was kicking in, she thought. Right now she wished she had not eaten that goopy oatmeal, 'cause it was starting to feel like a rock in her tummy.

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Trying her best to ignore the heavy feeling in her tummy, Sally climbed upstairs to her bedroom. "Scrap City needs me! Now where did I put my cape? I thought it was here before I went down to breakfast."

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Sally looked everywhere for her cape - it was nowhere to be found! The cape shouldn't be so hard to find with all of the sequins and sparkles sewn on that purple cape. She went from room to room looking and just happened to look out her window and there she saw the sequins glittering from the sun - but, oh, no! Someone was wearing the cape - her cape! She looked a little closer and saw...................

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It was her baby sister Lia. How often had she told her to stay out of her room and to not wear her clothes. She had been very stern about this when it came to the cape. She wondered how long she had been wearing it and if the transformation had already begun. The last thing she needed right now was to have to deal with one more problem. She yelled down to her sister

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"Lia!" she hollered, what are you doing with my cape? Oh no, it's all frayed at the edges!" Sally uttered sadly.... 'What am I to do?' she silently cried. Then all of a sudden she saw something....

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Her cat, snip, was sitting on the bed looking down at her puppy, scraps. Snip had some purple threads on her paw. Hmmm. Scraps let out a tiny yap. He was sitting next to something pink on the floor. Aha! It was Lia's cape! She must have seen Sally's sequined cape and decided to try it on, not realizing it was a real cape and not a dress up one! There was a way to reverse the transformation in the book... but where did she put the book? Snip regarded Sally with mild distain as she started rummaging through piles of papers on the desk. It had to be here somewhere...

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Sally needed to find that book quickly. She knew that as a new super hero she could use a sidekick but Lia was her baby sister and not up for the job. As Sally continued her frantic search of the desk, Snip began to meow loudly and paw at something under a pile of pillows on the bed. The book, Snip had found the book. Sally closed the distance between the desk and her bed in super hero time. Speed was one of her super powers. She located the passage on transformation in no time and carefully began reading. She could stop the transformation and return her focus to the Mojo-sucker minions by

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...No! she gasped. It couldn't be that! Saving Scrap City from the Mojo-sucker minions was important. But how could she do THAT to her baby sister? She is so innocent, so undefiled, so (she had to admit) sweet. How could she go against all her scruples, her compassion, and her family convictions and make her baby sister do this. But if she didn't, the transformation would be completed with no turning back. Sally knew what she had to do. She went to the kitchen, got a large spoon, plunged it deeply into her now-cold bowl of gloppy oatmeal and headed toward her sister.

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As Sally extended her arm to give some of this cold but 'delish' gloppy oatmeal to Lia, she felt a strange twinge of electricity running up & down her arm! She immediately took the large spoon with her other hand, wondering now if it was the huge spoon or the oatmeal on the spoon that created that sensation.

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But Sally knew what she must do. Somehow she must convince Lia to take 3 bites of her mom's gloppy oatmeal, that is the only way to stop the transformation. But how is she going to do this Lia HATES oatmeal. There must be some other way, so Sally put on her thinking cap desperate to find something else before she makes her sister eat the oatmeal.

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Sally had a sudden thought. The book just said that the transformation could be stopped by eating 3 bites of oatmeal within 24 hours of wearing the cape. It did not specify how the oatmeal should be cooked. Yesterday her Mom had made oatmeal cookies. Lia loved cookies, even those made with oatmeal. The cookies were in a jar on the kitchen counter. Sally grabbed her sisters arm and ......

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she suddenly found herself whooshed straight out of her Mother's kitchen. "OH no" Sally thought. "HOW am I EVER going to defend ScrapCity from the approaching Mojo-sucker-minions? And how can I find my arch-nemesis Nomojo if I don't even know where I am?"

 

"A-ha" she heard from behind her. "I see we finally meet". Sally jumped and turned around and saw......

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no other than the archnemesis himself--Nomojo--glaring down at her with his bloodshot eyes. His crooked lips curled upward into what appeared to be a semblance of a smile, which sent a cold shudder up her spine. "HAHAHAHAHA!" He let out a horrible, harsh laugh as he grabbed Sally by her arm and whirled her around. Whosh! Everything in the room became a (Motion) blur. She winced with pain as she landed on the bare wooden floor. Sally gasped for air. Suddenly, she thought of ...

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the big metal spoon filled with gloppy oatmeal still clutched in her hand. If it could reverse the transformation, surely it could do something to Nomojo, couldn't it? She swung the spoon towards her arch enemy, gritting her teeth, filled with determination to...

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While Sally faced her archnemisis, Lia sat down in a kitchen chair and began to cry. She knew something was wrong with Sally. She had suddenly disappeared and after all she had promised her cookies. Sally always kept her promises. In an attempt to console her Mom poured her a glass of milk and handed her three oatmeal cookies. As Lia finally quit crying and began to eat her cookies Sally .....

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...noticed she still didn't have her cape on. No wonder she was feeling a little off-kilter. What good are pink go-go boots and a tiara if she didn't have the cape? She mustered all her strength lifting the oatmeal-laden spoon. With the precision of the Edge It Action on a selected object in PSE, Sally catapulted the enormous mass of oatmeal from the spoon directly into the eye holes of the sinister sucker's mask.

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Nomojo, sputtered with surprise with the cold mass of oatmeal that had landed in his eyes and mouth!

It gave Sally just enough time to escape, but where was she and where should she go?

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Out of nowhere, Snip was there at her side! But how? She smiled at Sally... a strange cat-grin. Sally noticed the purple threads still loosely strung around Snip's paws...

 

"C'mon, Sally!" Snip meowed. She led the way in a blur of fur - POOF!

 

Sally zoomed after her and suddenly found herself...

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Flying. For the first time since she discovered the superheroine business, she realized the immense powers she now wielded. It wasn't just about tiaras, go-go boots and sparkly capes, although those helped because let's face it she looked amazing and the reflection off the sun off the glitter of the cape made her look almost luminescent.

 

Her confusion mounted though as to Snip's ability to fly as well but before she could contemplate that further, she whirled around, slightly clumsily, still not used to these new abilities and spotted Nomojo. The thick, gelatinous oatmeal had only held him for so long.

 

Snip spoke before she had a chance to register exactly where Nomojo was headed. He apparently hadn't locked on to her location. "Sally, I know a place. Follow me."

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Snip showed Sally to the local library in the scrapping section. Apparently when you pick up the book, "scrapbooking for dummies", a secret compartment opens up. Inside, Sally was amazed to find a Super Hero's hideout. As she was looking around...

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She began to wonder if she could somehow scrapbook herself out of this mess, save the city and conquer Nomojo. She had no idea where to begin but she knew there had to be a connection. Sally took a seat in a comfy chair at the super secret hero hideout with Snip close at her side and.......

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took a deep breath as she and Snip decided what was to be their next strategy. As they were sitting in front of the library computer, Sally noticed her reflection on the screen. Boy, that tiara of hers was so sparkly gorgeous! She had not noticed it before...next time she would remember to take her sunglasses...all this luminousity and sparkles was....wait a minute! ....Her tiara was actually transmitting (wi-fi) something onto the screen! It had a secret camera imbedded into the large center diamond stone; something she never knew about with the excitement & all. No wonder it cost a pretty penny! She looked over at Snip, who was quickly leafing thru the "scrapbooking for dummies" and saw the page about using a MASK to HIDE ALL...

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Hmmm, Sally thought, wow, Snip may have found the clue to getting Nomojo to disappear for good. "I can't believe that is the secret", Sally said to Snip...when all of a sudden the librarian tapped on her shoulder to tell her the library was closing in 5 minutes!

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"Oh no! What are we going to do?" cried Sally. Snip's tail flicked rapidly back & forth with agitation. Sally knew her cat was irritated but couldn't say anything until the librarian left to turn off all the lights. Suddenly an idea came to her....

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At the same time back in Scrap City Sally's Mom was getting worried. She had eventually stopped Lia's crying with 6 cookies and 2 glasses of milk. Sally and Snip had disappeared without a trace. Sally's Mom, Shirley understood Sally's obsession with the super hero thing but even she was not convinced it was anything more than a childhood fantasy. Soon their Dad, Sam would be home. He had no understanding for his daughter's fantasy. Shirley wondered how she could explain Sally's absence ......

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The librarian walked away and Snip slapped her paw on the page. "This is it, Sally! We can use this mask to hide ourselves!"

 

Sally thought a moment, "But couldn't that be a way to get rid of Nomojo too?"

Snip grumbled a bit, "That isn't a permanent fix, Sally. We will have to find a way to make a clean extraction and delete him before he manages to clone himself some more. Didn't you ever wonder how he got all of his minions?" Snip cast a worried glance at the clock. "C'mon, Sally, follow the directions and let's make ourselves scarce, I don't have too many more of my nine lives to spare!"

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Sally, still amazed that Snip was actually talking to her, tried to focus on the page in the book in front of her. But for some reason she didn't need the book to tell her what to do. She was surprised to find that not only did she possess the superability to fly, but she now had SUPER SCRAPPING SKILLS. Instantaneously, her tiara diamond beamed a holographic screen in front of her. With lightning speed she created two Layer Masks: one for herself, the other for her feline sidekick. She clipped a mask to each of them, then grabbed a large round brush, set the color to black ("Black conceals, white reveals!" she heard ringing in her head) and brushed them into apparent invisibility. The Dynamic Brushed Duo were now ready to take on Nomojo. They set off to FIND and DELETE the crusty creativity crusher!

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