Trying out a new concept for collaborative blogging: here are a few pages of the “Thousand Nights and One Night” (cleaned-up, PG-13), headed by a quatrain from Omar Khayyam, in “Intermediate DJS,” meaning “with mistakes.” The next step is for YOU to add the next bit of story, and then for someone to pick up after that, and to keep going forever. Please write in any variant of Gregg that suits you. Of course, you may also contribute corrections or transcriptions, for which most of us will be grateful, I am sure!
Feel free to make up your own story line or to crib (being cognizant of copyrights, of course: gutenberg.org has several free versions, e.g., http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3435). Maintain a bit of continuity and spirit with the prior bits, and stay PG-13.
It’s OK for multiple contributions to come in parallel, meaning that the story will branch into multiple lines.
The point is to have fun and to practice reading all variants and to practice writing in your favored variant for topics other than business letters!
Page 3 has some unfortunate clipping at the bottom, but the meaning should not be lost
By page 4, I’m settling down a little as to size, shape, ink, upload patterns, etc.
Adding a few more pages (and trying a new technology from the iPad: please excuse, correct, advise-on, etc. all manner of technological fumbles and shorthand mistakes [especially shorthand mistakes]).