The rules are simple.
1. Post the next 3 words of the story.
2. Do not post twice in a row.
3. If it's near the end of the time, try to move it towards something resembling an ending.
This thread will run until the end of the year, then I'll start up a new one (this way we won't get the 100something page thread we got last time, where no one actually wanted to list the final story.)
I'll start the story with...
Ever since I