Story Round 3: Jenny Everywhere
A round robin story written by members of the Pencil Jack forums.
Jenny Everywhere Story Round
By Ian Miller
“The character of Jenny Everywhere is available for use
by anyone, with one condition. This paragraph must be
included in any publication involving Jenny Everywhere,
in order that others may use this property as they wish.
All rights reversed.”
One Saturday afternoon, a terrible rainstorm broke out. Jenny Everywhere, a teenaged girl, sat in her living room, bored out of her mind. She had gotten all ready to go to a local amusement park with several of her friends, but was stuck at home, after a warning had been sent out via the radio concerning the state of the weather. “Attention!” the meteorologist had exclaimed less than a minute earlier. “There is a severe flood warning in effect. Motorists are advised to stay off the roads until further notice!” That meant no trip to the amusement park. She had even gotten dressed up, wearing her usual pilot’s goggles and scarf, and some jeans and an expensive T-shirt.
“I’m, like, so bored,” Jenny murmered to herself. She was watching the television, something about redecorating rooms (Which she was not into), when suddenly a bolt of lightning shot out of the sky. She jumped up as the bolt, which couldn’t have been more than a mile away, sent a rumble through her house.
Jenny collected herself, and turned her head to see the most shocking thing ever. The TV had gone out! “Like, what am I gonna do?!” she shouted. “Oh, this is so lame…”
Her voice trailed off. She had a brilliant idea. “Hmmmm…Maybe I could do a little shifting to have a little fun!”
Now, what is shifting, you ask? Well, Jenny Everywhere is not a normal girl. She had been gifted with magical powers since birth. What kind of magical powers? She could shift. What in the heck is shifting? In short, shifting means she could transport herself from one place to another in seconds. But it wasn’t limited to this planet. Or even this universe. Jenny’s power enabled her to transport to any place, any time, any dimension or universe. Her shifting powers were nearly endless!
Jenny grinned, as though she were thinking up some evil deed. “I can’t let myself rot away here in this stinkin’ house. I’m feeling up for an adventure!” At which point she closed her eyes and winced. A great burst of light sprang forth from her body, lasting a period of a second or two. And when it ended, she was gone…
TO BE CONTINUED