80 Post Challenge – Post 21

Describe the most outrageous thing anyone has dared you to do.

Heh, okay, well I don’t know if it counts as outrageous, but for some reason I’m having trouble thinking of anything else! A shame as I’m sure I’ll come up with something.

The first thing that came to mind was when I was at school, probably about 15 and we were in Germany on our exchange trip. Giggling and silly, as young girls are wont to be, I was dared to pop into the nearest Chemist and try to buy a box of condoms. But only speaking German. Well considering where I was and the point of the trip, it shouldn’t have been a problem, but it was nightmarish, let me tell you!

But that’s not what I was thinking of. No, no. I have in mind a party I went to some time ago with a cluster of friends and some other people I hadn’t met before. It was nice actually; a chance to meet up with folk I know and like and get to know others that I never knew I never knew. Still talk to them now and they’re lovely people, just as an aside.

We played a bunch of games (as I do whenever I’m with friends) and one of these was truth or dare. It all looked fine and rosey and completely innocent until it got silly (again, as things tend to do). It got to what more civilised people than me might call ‘dirty’ (this is where you all gasp and put your hands to your mouths… or not).

The dares had categories, greed, orange and red I believe with red being the ‘rudest’ or the most severe. I think I ended up with a red one at some point, but my dare was to pick an item from a covered tray and perform a deviant sexual act upon it! Hehee. Yes, it was as funny as it was deliciously silly.

So in goes my hand, fishing around on this tray for something that I can only pick out by feel. There aren’t even any clues as to what might be under there, just several things that are edible. By the time I stop giggling and manage to get my hands on one of the cups, people are already in bits. I pull out the cup and tip it out on my hand and there’s a grape. bunch of green grapes from OpenClipArtA single grape. And then a whole room full of people watching me expectantly.

I must admit, for some time I really wasn’t sure what to do with the damn thing, but after a while I realised that the way I ate grapes usually might be construed as ‘deviant’ but anybody not paying real attention to what I’ve actually got in my mouth. So I proceeded to eat the grape. Slowly. I shan’t go into masses of detail, but can I just say, it really is the oddest thing I’ve ever done to a piece of food. Ever. ^_^

And for a dare it wasn’t all that bad either. There was another one that night actually, that will stick with me for a while. A dare to kiss a body part starting with each letter of the alphabet from A to Z going around the room. I didn’t get that one, but half of me wishes I did, because it got quite imaginative. I think we only made it down T before the giggling got too much. There are some who would probably consider that to be too much of an ice breaking exercise, but the room was certainly a deal more relaxed after that. People seemed to realise that we were just having a giggle.

Hmm. Doesn’t seem like much now actually. I think I should look into some more dares, maybe see if I can pick up something to tell you about another time. There is lots more of this challenge to go and some of them give me a chance to recap what I’ve said in previous posts. I’m not doing them in order either, so something that I talk about now could probably be supplemented later on with a story that either continues a previous post or links in with associated subject matter.

Hopefully by that point I will have had a couple more parties to go to! At the very least, there will be a LARP to talk about. Maybe I can ask someone there to give me a dare. Oooh, or to dare my character; that would be interesting. 😀





My 80 Post Challenge is brought to you with help from Tom Slatin’s 80 Journal Writing Prompts.

About Ileandra Young

I'm a thirty-*mumbles* year old (purple loving, cheese worshipping) author of fantasy, juggling a pair of beautiful twin boys with my burning desire to make up stories and write them all down. When I get the chance, I play games, listen to music, and in days long past I even ran a radio show. Though I occasionally write non-fiction, my heart lives in fantasy and my debut novel, Silk Over Razor Blades is now available through Amazon along with part two of the trilogy, Walking The Razor's Edge.
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