Here’s my story so far.
Let’s make a fictional story about a virus outbreak, which make people want to play silly games all day and every day, stopping only to eat before resuming. Write a scene where Denzil, the main character, is watching news about the start of the outbreak, with the anchor explaining some of the silly events.
Denzil sat on his couch, staring at the TV as the news anchor reported on the latest developments of the virus outbreak. He rubbed his eyes, trying to wrap his head around what he was hearing.
“As the virus continues to spread, we’re seeing more and more cases of people becoming completely absorbed in silly games and activities,” the anchor explained. “In fact, just this morning we received reports of a group of friends who spent all day playing an impromptu game of tag in the park, completely oblivious to the world around them.”
Denzil shook his head in disbelief as the anchor showed footage of the group, laughing and shouting as they chased each other around.
“In another part of town, a group of office workers were caught playing a game of Red Rover in the middle of the street during their lunch break,” the anchor continued. “And in yet another case, a family was seen having a water balloon fight in their front yard, despite the freezing temperature.”
Denzil couldn’t help but laugh at the absurdity of it all, but at the same time, he felt a twinge of worry in the pit of his stomach. What would happen if he were to catch the virus and become consumed by these silly games?
He sat back on the couch, trying to shake off his concerns as the news moved on to other topics. But as he watched the reports of the virus outbreak continuing to spread, he knew that this was something that couldn’t be ignored.
Write a scene where the anchor receive more news about the outbreak, explaining the infection and how the virus is carried over.
The news anchor’s expression turned serious as she received an update on the virus outbreak. “We’ve just received new information on how the virus is spreading,” she announced, looking directly into the camera. “According to health officials, the virus is transmitted through close contact with infected individuals, who are highly contagious even before exhibiting any symptoms.”
She paused for a moment, letting the information sink in. “The virus causes an obsession with silly games and activities, with those infected exhibiting a complete disregard for their responsibilities and normal daily routines.”
The anchor cleared her throat and continued, “It’s important to note that the virus can be carried by anyone, regardless of age or gender, and once infected, it can be extremely difficult to break free from the urge to participate in these silly games.”
She looked down at her notes, before looking back up at the camera. “Health officials are urging everyone to practice good hygiene, including regular hand-washing and avoiding close contact with those who may be infected. And if you or someone you know begins to exhibit symptoms, it’s crucial that you seek medical attention immediately.”
The news anchor took a deep breath, the weight of the situation clearly affecting her. “This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we will continue to bring you updates as we receive them. But for now, it’s more important than ever to take precautions and stay informed.”
Write a scene where Denzil explores his neighbourhood, to see some infected people and examine their behaviour more closely.
Denzil stepped outside, wrapping his jacket tighter around himself as he ventured out into his neighborhood. He had heard the news reports and seen the footage, but he wanted to see the effects of the virus for himself.
As he walked down the street, he noticed a group of people playing a game of Duck, Duck, Goose in the park. They were laughing and shouting, completely absorbed in the game. Denzil approached, curious to see their behavior up close.
He watched as the players took turns tapping each other on the head, calling out “duck” or “goose”. When someone was tagged as “goose”, they would take off running, chased by the others.
Denzil couldn’t help but smile at the innocent joy of the game, but at the same time, he was struck by how different these people were from the individuals he normally saw in the park. They were completely consumed by the game, seemingly unaware of anything else going on around them.
He continued down the street, observing more groups of people participating in various silly games and activities. Some were playing Red Light, Green Light, others were having a spontaneous dance party. Everywhere he looked, people were completely engrossed in their games, completely indifferent to the world around them.
As he made his way back home, Denzil’s thoughts were heavy with worry. He couldn’t imagine what it would be like to lose himself in these games, to be unable to resist the urge to play. He shuddered at the thought, and quickly washed his hands as soon as he stepped back into his house.
Write a scene where the virus takes hold of the news anchor, while she’s in the middle of explaining events.
The news anchor was in the middle of a live broadcast, explaining the latest developments in the virus outbreak. She was speaking in a serious tone, outlining the severity of the situation and urging viewers to take precautions.
Suddenly, she paused, her eyes fixating on a group of people playing a game of Simon Says in the park outside the studio window. She watched as they took turns following the instructions of the person designated as “Simon”, laughing and shouting as they played.
The anchor’s expression changed, a hint of a smile appearing on her face as she watched the game. She turned back to the camera, but her words were no longer focused on the virus outbreak.
“And now, let’s take a break from the news and play a game of Simon Says,” she announced, her tone light and playful.
The camera cut to the studio control room, where the producer could be seen frantically gesturing and shouting into the microphone. But the anchor was completely ignoring him, her eyes focused on the game outside the window.
The camera cut back to the anchor, who was now fully participating in the game. She was laughing and shouting along with the others, completely absorbed in the silly game.
The producer cut the feed, and the screen went to black as the broadcast abruptly ended. The virus had taken hold of another victim, and the world was one step closer to being consumed by the silly games.