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50 Web 2.0 Ways to Tell a Story (return)

The Dominoe Storyboard

For my example story, I had a script with only a few words per image. If you want to be very organized, you might create a storyboard like the exmaple below. At a minimum, you should keep a text file with your captions or narration as you may find yourself copy pasting the text.

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I was in between. Fiercely independent, had money saved up, and some time before I went west.
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My roommate called. Someone found a runaway dog. Dominoe.
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Named her after the damsel in Sharky's Machine.
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Malnourished, Skittish, afraid of a raised hand.
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We walked into the woods, she always following a few yards away, my buddy.
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One day we drove farther and walked in the autumn leaves.
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Met an old friend. We chatted about 15 minutes, and I turned around.
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She was gone.

I was hours running up and down the trail, crying out her name. I was worthless. I could take care of myself, but no one else, worthless.

[Note: This image is merely a cropped version of previous to emphasize emptiness]
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Darkness.

I would camp out, return the next day. I would do that every day unti I found her. Every day.

[Note: An empty black screen is useful, sets a tone]
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I cried back to the car... and there she was, waiting for me.

My awareness became a circle of responsibility of more than just myself.

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We drove across the country
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My co-pilot
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had adventures
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saw strange lands
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looked around
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made a home
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She departed permanently, but I never forgot what I learned that day in the woods.
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Dominoe