Monday, July 15, 2013

Mad Libs Monday- the excerpt!



Okay, we've finally got tall the words filled in....so are you ready to read the excerpt I took the real words away from? Here it is. Now the fun thing about Mad Libs is that this isn't really supposed to make sense...it's just fun, laughter, and surprises!

This is from Baby Stetson.



The words highlighted in RED are what readers picked.  Below is the correct excerpt: 




Lucas was RUNNING  pots when Avery entered the BATHROOM . He looked up at the sound of the door and smiled. She took in the sight of how clean everything looked, as most of the dishes were already cleaned up. “Lucas!” she exclaimed. “It looks so clean in here!”
He laughed, then feigned a wounded look. “I SCATTER, and yes, I clean too, Avery.” He flicked a handful of CATS at her. “Don’t sound so HOT.
“I- Oh wow. That sounded all wrong, didn’t it?” Avery SWEAT  She wiped away the suds that landed on her EAR
“I know what you meant though. It’s all right. Hey, I saved you a BEACH if you’re hungry.”
Lucas ATE his hands on a NIKKI  then turned and pointed at the TEDDY BEAR. “You may want to warm it up for a minute or so.”
How thoughtful.
“Thank you, Lucas. I appreciate that, so much. I’ve been SWEATING  the aroma for hours and wanted so badly to eat.”
She put the microwave timer on for a minute.
“I know you didn’t get a chance to do much when you got here. I just wanted to make sure you took care of yourself, too. I know you’re worried about your mom and all.”
Avery leaned in and SCREAMED   him, resting against his broad EAR. “Thank you. So much. You’ve been wonderful tonight.”
His EYELASHES  snaked around her, drawing her to him. “It’s the least I could do, Avery. I know I’ve been a big contradiction, driving you crazy. I’m sorry for that.”
“I think I’ll forgive you, this time,” Avery teased. She looked up in his ELBOWS . So dark, so full of question, so ... EXPLOSIVE   “I want to get to know you, Lucas.”
“I want to know you too, Avery. But if you knew more about me, I’m not sure you’d want to know anymore.”




Are you laughing yet? I know I am! 


Ready for the real excerpt?


Lucas was washing pots when Avery entered the kitchen.  He looked up at the sound of the door and smiled.  She took in the sight of how clean everything looked, as most of the dishes were already cleaned up.  “Lucas!” she exclaimed.  “It looks so clean in here!” 
He laughed, then feigned a wounded look.  “I cook, and yes, I clean too, Avery.”  He flicked a handful of soap suds at her.  “Don’t sound so surprised.” 
“I- Oh wow.  That sounded all wrong, didn’t it?”  Avery laughed.  She wiped away the suds that landed on her shoulder. 
“I know what you meant though.  It’s all right.  Hey, I saved you a plate if you’re hungry.” 
Lucas dried his hands on a dish towel, then turned and pointed at the microwave.  “You may want to warm it up for a minute or so.” 
How thoughtful.                                                               
“Thank you, Lucas.  I appreciate that, so much.  I’ve been smelling the aroma for hours and wanted so badly to eat.” 
She put the microwave timer on for a minute. 
“I know you didn’t get a chance to do much when you got here.  I just wanted to make sure you took care of yourself, too.  I know you’re worried about your mom and all.” 
Avery leaned in and hugged him, resting against his broad chest.  “Thank you.  So much.  You’ve been wonderful tonight.” 
His arms snaked around her, drawing her to him.  “It’s the least I could do, Avery.  I know I’ve been a big contradiction, driving you crazy.  I’m sorry for that.” 
“I think I’ll forgive you, this time,” Avery teased.  She looked up in his eyes.  So dark, so full of question, so ... beautiful.  “I want to get to know you, Lucas.” 
“I want to know you too, Avery.  But if you knew more about me, I’m not sure you’d want to know anymore.” 









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Thanks for playing, and thanks for reading! 

4 comments:

  1. So funny! I think we got it all figured out... Hopefully you will do this again!

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  2. LOLOLOLOL, this is awesome!!! I loved both versions!
    Hey, I hope you do this again. It was fun--with a funny result!

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  3. I loved it. Hysterical. He's got some long eyelashes!

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