The Haunted Wordsmith created the Finish the Story.  She start a story, then another has to pick up the story and add to it, then hand it off to another person, etc. until the story is complete. This has proven to be quite fun in a blogging situation since we all have different approaches. The beginning of the story is written by Haunted Wordsmith and the first addition is made by Jay-lyn Doerksen. We will write the second addition to the story.


  1. Copy the story below as it appears when you receive it (and the rules please)
  2. Add somehow to the story in which ever style and length you choose
  3. Tag only 1 person
  4. If you choose to not participate or finish the story, please comment/tag this post so that I know.


Just Put Something On

The clock in the living room flashed 6:00. No one was ready as usual. It was Black Friday in the Harris household. Ben ran through the house looking for his tie, while Jessie screamed about not being able to find her English homework.

“Your tie is hanging on the closet door in the bedroom,” Fay said as she stacked the magazines on the coffee table. “Here is your homework, Jessie.”

Mom to the rescue. It was always up to mom to know where every thing and every one was at all times.

“It’s your fault!” Jordan screamed.

“Is not!” James hollered back.

Jordan and James had fought since they were born. Although if you asked Fay, she would tell you the twins fought even before they were born.

“Young man, will you please go back upstairs and get dressed,” she told her youngest, Casper.

Five minutes later, Jordan and James, Jessie and Ben, were all waiting in the car for Casper and Mom to come out so they could finally get to school and work.

“Casper,” she yelled from the bottom of the steps.

“Ready,” Casper yelled.

He appeared at the top of the stairs wearing a ….

To be continued

a tuxedo.

Casper grinned down at Fay as she shook her head. Casper was her imagination come to life. He told stories and made the whole family act them out. He was a little elfin and whimsy was a part of his day to day.

Casper waited.

“Casper, why are you in your tuxedo? That is only for special occasions.” Fay said in exasperation. “Go back to your room and change right this minute! Your siblings are going to be late for school!”

“I am a super secret agent, there are bad people everywhere, trying to get your chocolate marble super fudge icing cake. I have to stop them!”

Fay sighed, knowing that it was nigh on impossible to change Casper’s mind once it was set. Beckoning him to follow, Fay put her hand on the door knob and……

To be continued

Casper gave her his naughty smile before running into his siblings room to hide. Fay knew she was in for a ride as she runs behind Casper.

“Casper! You better come out of hiding at once.”, she order which sounded more like pleading.

“Where is he?”, she asked James and Jordan who were still struggling to get ready in their not so spacious room. She asked again but they just nudge each other and smiled silently. She was in no  mood to play their silly game while still having so much work to wrap.

“Young man, I am warning you.”, she gave Caper the last ultimatum. Caper then appeared from underneath the bed holding his walkie-talkie. She immediately took note of the dust he has got on his tuxedos.

She walked towards him……

To be continued

We’re nominating Ray over at raynotbradbury , if you guess haven’t checked her blog then please go ahead and do that as she is just great.