Prompted by a tweet by @mlv:
‘Daughter gave me a challenge. Write a story using only these verbs in this order (verbs like “will be” are okay).’
Abused Bargain Cease Decapitate Elaborating Fabricate Gnashing Honeymooning Ignite Jam Knitting Loved Minced Notified Object Petrify Querying Resist Savvy Tax Unfrozen Verbified Waxed X-irradiate Yelped Zeroed
The Cleveland Browns fans, abused by all and sundry and one particular owner, bargain for their lives in 1995 (cease operation, decapitate the fan base.) Elaborating, the owner fabricates the narrative leading to gnashing of teeth throughout football.
Fast-forward to 1999, a honeymooning of sorts, a phoenix team with desire to ignite a new dynasty; but with an unprecedentedly short time to jam a knitting team, a loved fanbase minced by the previous owner, one who notified his intentions, into the established order.
Object back in ‘95 though, it’s useless. Petrify one’s desires until the return. Querying why brings no joy, resist and a savvy owner, with tax unfrozen, verbified The Move.
Thr press waxed lyrical. Who X-irradiated their brains?
The fans yelped “the league zeroed our chances!”