You're walking home

Chatterbox: Pudding's Place

You're walking home

You're walking home from school on a beautiful fall day.  The sky is blue, the weather is pleasantly cool, and the leaves of the maple trees lining the sidewalk are brilliant shades of orange and yellow.  You breathe in the crisp air and wonder how you're going to write the history essay you were assigned for homework when you ahve no idea what to write about.  The prompt was to choose a time period and "explore" it in writing, whatever that means.  At least it isn't due for two weeks, you think.

Coming up on the street is your favorite cafe and you can smell the mouth-watering scents of coffee and fresh-baked pastaries.  You can't resist, so you walk inside.  The bell on the door jingles as you push it open and walk into the cafe.  There are tables all around and local art decorates the walls.  You order a hot chocolate at the counter and sit down to wait.  Soon enough a waiter brings it to you, piping hot, along with a cream-colored, sealed envelope.  You start to tell the waiter that the envelope isn't yours, but he has disapeared.  On closer examination, the envelope has your name printed on the front in swirling calligraphy.  Curious, you tear it open.   Out slides a sheet of paper that reads:

Dear Friend,

You are invited to a week of vacation at my home, the Traveling Mansion.  If you choose to accept, you will be able to experience wonders you've only dreamed of.  You will explore beyond the gates of time.  And you'll have lots of fun with your fellow CBers!  Please bring no companions, and fill out this form if you will be coming.





What You're Packing:

Where in History You'd Most Like to Visit:

My personal assistants will escort you to the Mansion when the time comes.  Just wait at your front door on October 23rd.


-The Traveler

You puzzle over this strange invitation.  Who is The Traveler?  What did they mean by "beyond the gates of time"?  And most importantly, will you accept?

submitted by The Traveler, ski lodge!
(October 16, 2020 - 2:57 pm)

Name: Barnswallow

Pronouns: she, her

Appearance: long dark brown hair, freckles, tan skin, brown eyes

Personality: curious, nerdy, confident, adventurous

What you're packing: clothes, blanket, hoodie, camera, sketch book, multitool

Where in history you'd most like to visit: I'd like to visit the 1700s in America

submitted by Barnswallow
(October 16, 2020 - 5:56 pm)
submitted by topper
(October 17, 2020 - 9:37 am)

Reserving one spot! This looks epic!

submitted by Agent Winter, age Classified, Europa
(October 17, 2020 - 10:38 am)

I shouldn't join.

I really shouldn't join.

I'm in three ski lodges already.

I'm joining.

If the spots get too filled up, feel free to kick me out.

Name: PygmyOwl


Pronouns: She/her/hers


Appearance: I feel like I might want to change my CB appearance to something not so close to my real self. But for now:

I am sort of tall for my age. I am pretty skinny, with long legs and feet that are really too big for my liking. I have hair that is finally reaches definitely past my shoulders and is sometimes-sort of-not-really-curly. And blueish-grayish-greenish-who knows what elseish eyes. I will be wearing a forest green tunic with black leggings and brown, ankle-high boots. 


Personality: Shy, and introverted, but I can be less so around my friends. I love reading, writing, acting, and my flute. Also, I am pretty creative and I stand up for what I think is right. I am pretty opinionated. I am an INFP-T, according to my last Meyers-Briggs test a mew months ago.


What You're Packing: A copy of The Book Thief, and one of The Hobbit, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, and book about phoenixes for research. And a purple e-reader with a complete collection of Agatha Christie's novels and short stories. Likewise, for research. Assorted clothes and toiletries, my flute and sheet music, most importantly a book of Les Mis songs. Dream/poetry/random thoughts notebook. NaNo notes notebook. Extra notebook just in case. Purple fountain pen. Retractable pencil w/ extra graphite. A very old Macbook. A flashlight. A raincoat and boots, because why not? And a very large suitcase because I am, obviously, an over packer.


Where in History You'd Most Like to Visit: Anytime when the Earth isn't so polluted that it is in danger of turning into a huge ball of slush. People have been asking me this question a lot recently. I wonder why?

And the formatting is going to come out oddly. It always does. *sigh* 

submitted by PygmyOwl
(October 17, 2020 - 3:03 pm)

Name: AutumnArtist (A.A. for short)

Pronouns: she/her

Appearence: 5 foot 6, long brown curly hair and light brown eyes. Tan skin.

Personality: shy, reserved and polite to strangers, but vivacious and bubbly to people I know!

What You're Packing: a magical suitcase where I think of anything, and it appears inside. (the magical powers only work if I use the suitcase)

Where in History You'd Most Like to Visit: Paris during the french revolution

submitted by AutumnArtist (A.A.), age 16
(October 17, 2020 - 5:47 pm)

Name: Emekittycon Kitten (But you can call me Em for short)

Pronouns: Female, she/her

Appearance: I have black, ankle length hair in a braid around my shoulder, with tan skin, light purple eyes, and black lip gloss on the top lip, and deep, deep, DEEP purple lip gloss on the bottom lip, with black wire kitty-cat ears headband, with a diamond, sapphire, emerald, and ruby tiara. I have a black jump-suit, with a black short skirt, and black combat boots.

Personality: Caring, mostly tough and defending, with some combat and karate in there. And I'm REALLY friendly.

What you're packing: T-shirts, shorts, long pants, leggings and short skirts with extra kitty-cat ears headbands, and more combat boots. With some necklaces and some bracelets with a sapphire ring with some poison, and some darts and a dart shooter, just in case.

Where in History would you like to visit: ANything that's either the late 1990's or during the the late 1800's. I REALLY want to ride a horse in one of those times.

submitted by Emekittycon Kitten, age 12, Kitten Kingdom
(October 18, 2020 - 12:49 pm)

I'm in several ski lodges, but this one seems too good to resist! Can I reserve? I'll post the sheet tomorrow. 

submitted by Quill
(October 18, 2020 - 6:02 pm)

Name: Quill

Pronouns: she/her

Appearance: Long brown hair with the ends dyed purple, brown eyes, freckles, a bit shorter than average, usually wearing a t-shirt, jeans, a maroon leather jacket, and red converse.

Personality: Creative, adventurous, shy at first, but a real chatterbox once you get to know me. I love hugs and tell people I love them a lot. I'm very passionate about my beliefs.

What You're Packing: Clothes and essentials, a journal and pens, a few books, earbuds, and my shortsword Macbeth.

Where in History You'd Most Like to Visit: Probably the Victorian Era (because pretty dresses).

submitted by Quill
(October 19, 2020 - 4:54 pm)

I'm extending the start date to October 25, just letting you know.

submitted by The Traveler, the Traveling Mansion
(October 20, 2020 - 2:45 pm)