This is a free-form fantasy story where characters are to use (almost exclusively) purple prose.
What is Purple Prose? Oh my dear, how could you have ever lived your lives up to this moment without tasting the sweet nectar, the truly stunning, utterly beautiful flow and ornate design of a sentence written with the deepest, darkest, most luxurious purple.
“Purple prose” is overwrought metaphors, melodramatic and clichéd phrasing, and cartoonish actions.
It is normally a practice frowned upon as it breaks the flow of the story, however, it’s god-damned fun to write!
Find out more about the purplest of purpley purple prose here - http://writers.stackexchange.com/a/1159/590
Premise of the story: A darkness arises in the south, creeping it’s way slowly over the plains, up to the highest peaks, across luscious lakes and into the cities. In Arrinav, one of the last cities of the north not to be consumed by the darkness, a troupe of bards and performers must be the saviours of the city, keeping the darkness at bay and protecting the innocent from turning into the vile and horrible purple beasts that the rest of the world has slowly become.
Players: Around four of five.
Character Types: We need bards and performers, poets and musicians to become the front-line of the battles against the darkness. Each character must over-act to their hearts content!
Overview: This is to be a light-hearted, fun (and hopefully) hilarious story about a group of serial overactors becoming heroes. I will narrate in purple, if you promise to continue in purple.
Lets make this story worthy of the ‘Bulwer-Lytton’ Bad Fiction Contest - http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/2013win.html
Hosted and narrated by:
Dan Hanly (danhanly)
Scenes played: 3
License: Community License