teaser meets Mad Libs
Posted April 8, 2011on:
Time for some Friday fun, don’t you think?
I’ve removed most of the nouns, verbs, and adjectives from a short paragraph. Said paragraph happens to be the summary blurb of the next book I’ll be reviewing.
You mission, should you choose to accept it, is to fill in the nouns, verbs, and adjectives of your choice as directed in the numbered spots below BEFORE looking at the paragraph after the jump.
Paste the paragraph into your favorite word processor, and put in the words you chose in each numbered spot, then paste your newly created (and hopefully hilarious) paragraph into the comments. Please forgive my crappy descriptions of perfectly normal grammatical forms. I haven’t taken a real English class in, umm, about 15 years. And I’m pretty sure I got a C.
1. verb, plural
4.adjective ending in “est”
7. criminal act
12. verb ending in “ing”
13. verb, plural
17. verb, past tense
18. noun, plural
19. noun plural
20. verb ending in “ing”
remember, no peeking!
did you ever do Madlibs as a kid? My Mom would often buy them for long road trips. It beat fighting with my sister in the back seat of the car, that’s for sure.
ready? ok, here’s the paragraph to swap the words into!
Probationary Constable Peter Grant (1) of being a (2) in London’s Metropolitan Police. Too bad his (3) plans to assign him to the Case Progression Unit, where the (4) threat he’ll face is a (5) cut. But Peter’s prospects (6) in the aftermath of a puzzling (7), when he gains (8) information from an (9) who happens to be a (10). Peter’s ability to (11) with the (12) dead brings him to the attention of Detective Chief Inspector Thomas Nightingale, who (13) crimes involving magic and other manifestations of the (14). Now, as a wave of (15) and (16) murders engulfs the city, Peter is (17) into a world where (18) and goddesses mingle with (19) and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a (20) tide of magic.