Ian was sick and tired of everyone telling him what to do. He decided to take matters into his own hands and the next time anyone tells him what to do he will become a beach bum and move to Roatán. However, before Ian could move he had to quit his job, sell his condo, toss out all his suits and learn how to do metric conversions.
Ian decided to call his friend William to help him with packing his rather large collection of Garden Gnome themed shaving mugs. How could he travel without them?
But first, he had to tell William about his secret obsessions that compelled him to bring the mugs along, the desires he had for them and the secrets that taunted him every night.
Ian told William that the mugs came alive at night when you rubbed their heads then he becomes a Calvin Klein underwear model. William got very excited about this because he knew Calvin could bake a wonderful cake and that was HIS secret obsession! He wanted to shout it from the rooftops! But then one of the mugs broke. What to do, what to do?
He knew he had to tell his sister, Nimyx, right away; she had warned him that something like this could happen.
“Sister!” he yelled frantically. “I have terrible news! One of my beloved gnome shaving mugs has broken!”
“Oh no!” she cried, her purple eyes wide with horror. “You must bring the pieces to me, right away! Right away, or terrible things will happen!”
Shocked, he quickly swept all the pieces into a carpet bag. But suddenly, there was a horrible screeching noise and a sickly green light, and out of the carpet bag came an excessively large, and rather ugly, green glowing frog. He explained to Ian how his spirit had been trapped inside the gnome shaving mug for well over a hundred years.
Thanking Ian for releasing him, with an evil twinkling glow in his eyes he said, a Great reward will be yours, if you will return me to my home. The journey is long and dangerous, but the spoils will be unmatched. Shall we begin the new adventure?
"Why, yes," he said, "But I have to go get something very special before we leave." "I have to have my beloved gnome shaving mugs, I never go anywhere without them."
The ugly frog looked at him and said, "Go get them silly... Just make sure you don't break another one. Who knows if, this time, it's the witch who put a spell on me..."
But even before the big, ugly frog could finish his warning, he heard a crashing sound. He went pale and felt sick. There before him stood a familiar figure. It was Ian's sister and she had broken all of the gnome shaving mugs. To the ugly frogs horror there were now many other ugly, green glowing frogs that had been released from the broken gnome shaving mugs.
Ian's sister Nimyx was dancing around the room and laughing very loudly. She had known all along what the gnome shaving mugs possessed. Green glowing frogs that she could control and it appeared that this was true as all the frogs gathered around her waiting to do her bidding. But what did Nimyx plan to do? Well Nimyx didn't know what to do since she's as crazy as a bed bug. All we know for sure is she didn't want to touch those creepy frogs. You could get warts you know.
Ian was heartbroken as his collection of gnome shaving mugs were broken, except for one, and now he had a houseful of frogs. Oh well, I guess the only thing to do is rub the head of the last surviving gnome shaving mug, turn into Calvin and make a very large cake for all the authors of this strange, twisted tale of gnome shaving mugs and frogs.
Contributing authors (In order of appearance):
Steve of Bethere2day
Barb of WillThink4Wine
Sam of How Sam Sees It
Greg of The De-Evolution of Man
Bridget of And Miles To Go Before We Sleep...
Marg of Margs Pets
Empress Bee (of the High Sea) of muffin53
Joann of Joann's Best
Sandy of Traveling Bells
Jo of Summoned to Darkness
Ann of Ann's Snap Edit & Scrap
DrillerAA09 of Driller's Place
Lois of Lowdown from Lois
The Man of The Man
Bing (Pink Lady) of Of Living and Loving...and Coping
A great big THANK YOU to everyone that contributed to Ian (Story Game). You are all awesome!