Once there were two bored high-school students in the late eighties who passed sheets of notebook paper in class, each writing a sentence in turn, creating a ridiculous and hilarious -- for them -- story that in the end ran for dozens of pages, never finding an end for long. The very first sentence of the Epic of Joe read, "Once there was a boy named Joe."
Once there were two now-aging fathers who started a collaborative story blog in the twenty-first century.
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
"Reality," the Council declared, "must be destroyed. It is the only solution."
The people protested.
"A new one," the Council sighed, "will be created."
Reality was destroyed, and a new reality was created.