In grade school, this was one of my favorite games. And since baseball isn't doing us any favors right now, I figured it would be a good time to get this group involved in some collaborative storytelling. Here's the game: Someone starts a story by writing an opening sentence or paragraph. Nothing much, just a short little bit to get the ball rolling. The next person adds another little bit, taking the story in whatever direction they wish. Then the next person follows, and on and on and on.
A few ground rules, though, just to keep things moving smoothly: I think the way the comments nest here will keep the stories moving in a very easy-to-follow way, but only until there are so many sub-comments that they all bunch up on the right hand side. If a story gets long enough that the additions start bunching up over there, it might be time to wrap that one up. This should keep the stories a decent length.
If someone writes the line "the end", then that story has ended. Unless you're just trying to being a dick about it.
Since a few people could theoretically be working on an addition to a particular story all at once, we could end up with simultaneous posts to the same story. This should be really fun, as it could turn into a "choose your own adventure" kinda thing.
It's important that the story remain coherent, but not necessarily linear.
I'll get it started in the comments. Feel free to add to an existing story or start your own.