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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #30 on: November 16, 2007, 08:26:59 AM »
Hurbert snatched the gift and tore off the hellishly cheerful Christmas paper only to find that yet again his mother had bought him a canister of nitrous oxide.

Tell: Ollie was secretly in love with the librarian.
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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #31 on: November 16, 2007, 12:36:58 PM »
Ollie wrote at a marvelous pace, then as a busty figure strode by he snuck a lovelorn peek.

Tell: Citabria seems to be in a good mood.

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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #32 on: November 16, 2007, 01:50:12 PM »
Citabria smiled broadly and slapped his old chum on the back, "Nigel, you look great! That new ginger toupee really suits you," he said.

Tell: Narnian Prince contemplated a career in modeling.
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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #33 on: November 16, 2007, 03:04:16 PM »
The model clay dragon stood as the beautiful centre peice of the local art show. 'Hmm! Perhaps I could make a career of this'. Mused the Narnian Prince, then smiled at the notion.

The saxophone played christmas songs.

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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #34 on: November 16, 2007, 05:19:18 PM »
Although the music teacher had coached everyone on their pieces to play, Gyppo could not resist temptation and, although wildly off-key, blew his sax as loud as he could when the Christmas Carols were introduced.

Tell: Julie celebrated her divorce.

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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #35 on: November 16, 2007, 06:27:15 PM »
Julie put on her 'I got rid of the bastard' t-shirt and ran through the streets singing, "I'm H. A. P. P. Y. yes I'm H. A. P. P. Y. ..."

TELL: Julie missed Roger.

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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #36 on: November 16, 2007, 08:47:14 PM »
Julie looked at the door, Roger hadn't been home for days.

Tell: Dan pulled out his gun and shot Ricky.
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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #37 on: November 16, 2007, 10:50:33 PM »
The nine-mil Dan produced from his shoulder holster cracked loudly twice. Ricky slumped to the floor.

Tell: The rain was cold.
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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #38 on: November 16, 2007, 10:53:10 PM »
Standing alone at the station door, Joseph noticed that the downfall had taken on a chillier tone.

Tell: Roger begged Julie.

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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #39 on: November 16, 2007, 11:23:52 PM »
On his knees, Roger let out another yelp as his clothes were flung at him, "please, it was a mistake and I'm sorry."

Tell: Dan left quickly to escape the police.
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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2007, 11:30:37 PM »
Heeding the sharp whistle from the door, Dan retreated out the rear window careful to avoid survailance.

Tell: Sir Nigel was shocked that his toupee shrunk in the wash.

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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2007, 11:44:13 PM »
"Not again," shouted Nigel as he pulled the tiny ginger mess from the washing machine.

Tell: He coughed up blood.
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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2007, 11:50:18 PM »
As he tried to concentrate on breathing, after being shot, David found himself choking on the fluids he spewed from his lungs.

Tell:  (here's a classic for you...) It was a dark and stormy night.   :D

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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #43 on: November 16, 2007, 11:55:02 PM »
Thunder rolled through the windows, a crash of lightening lit the room and was gone.

Tell: He nodded slowly.
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Re: Show versus Tell
« Reply #44 on: November 17, 2007, 12:04:33 AM »
Exhausted from the beating he had received, thatollie finally agreed to the forced confession, straining to move his head up and down.

Tell:  It was her worst nightmare come true.