One of the coolest things EWR ever did was their "continued stories" board. Now that we have 100+ people registered I think it's time to try it again.
Herein are the beauty of the rules-- there are none. We are writing this for fun, just for the sake of writing. Write as many or as few words as you wish. Twist the plot into a new direction! Change the motives of the characters! Do what you will, and have your way with the story! All contributions are good. The challenge is for the next contributor to make the story work!
Have at it!