Kristian of Tales from the mind of Kristian has tagged me in this unique challenge. Of course, I accepted. You can see the original post from Kristian below:
- Copy the story below as it appears when you receive it (and the rules please)
- Add somehow to the story in which ever style and length you choose
- Tag only 1 person
- If you choose to not participate or finish the story, please tag me (the Haunted Wordsmith) so that I know.
The Big Day
Charles and Edward looked forward to this day every year. All their friends would gather at Charles’ house, pack up, and drive over to the field. Once there, the party began immediately. Edward would pull out the grill and throw on some ……..
Kristian’s continuation of the story:
……home grown corn of the cob, home made burgers and some of the best sausages that Edward, who came from England, called bangers.
“Why do you guys call them bangers, Eddie?” Judy asked perplexed.
“I think it comes from when they used to be cooked on the stove in a frying pan. They usually contained a lot of water and when heated up on a high heat would suddenly explode. They don’t tend to do that now. These are 80% prime pork. I make them to an old family recipe but I put more meat in them” replied Edward.
While Edward was in charge of the food, Charles would go round chatting to all their friends, sharing out the wine he’d made from their own grapes. He was pretty much a failed actor but together they’d made enough money to buy their little bit of heaven in the Napa valley.
Charles would tell jokes and generally entertain the crowd. Judy and Franklin used to work with Charles in the movie industry, although Franklin then became an agent. Judy had been a bit more successful than Charles and had actually made a movie with Spielberg, of course you can’t see her under the alien costume but it was her claim to fame.
Colin and Maggie were friends from England, Edward had known them from before he moved to the US back in the Seventies, they flew out to spend a couple of weeks with them every year. It was a cheap holiday for them.
Sebastian and Juan were friends from San Fran who Charles and Edward used to hook up with in that wonderful time of free love in the late seventies and early eighties before the Aids epidemic had devastated the scene.
They were a disparate bunch of people but they all had one thing in common, they all liked to have a free holiday on Charles and Eddies Ranch and they were also prepared to put up with Charles ego and laugh at his terrible jokes.
Just as Charles was telling the one about the Left-handed waiter and the Disc-Jockey……….
…………………………………To be Continued……………………………………………………
My Continuation of the story:
“Dinner is served,” Edward exclaimed as he brought over the tray of sausages, burgers, and corn.
The conversation flowed among the old friends, laughter was shared as tales from past memories were told, and promises of making new memories as the years continue were made. The food was quite delicious and everyone commended Edward on his fabulous cooking.
Charles couldn’t help but notice the lingering eye Edward kept on Maggie, apparently Collin noticed too, as he kept a protective arm wrapped around his wife’s shoulders. Maggie also kept looking at Edward, almost as if their eyes were speaking a language only the two of them understood.
Charles knew there was something between Maggie and Edward. They had always been close, even before Charles knew Edward, but Edward always assured Charles that there was never anything between them, but right now, the way Maggie and Edward’s eyes were piercing into one another’s, Charles was certain there was something there. Every one who saw them could cut the tension with a knife. Charles didn’t feel that their previous endeavor was a romantic one, but he couldn’t help but wonder…..”What was the relationship between Edward and Maggie, and what were they hiding?”………………..
To be continued………….
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