Here’s the first email Exquisite Corpse. We based this on one sentence. I’ve added each of our initials following the sentence(s) we added.
The box of birds was starting to rattle. (je) A dozen orphans were sauntering to their hoosegow. ™ The oldest was doing a barely adequate job of concealing an irregularly shaped package under his dirty shirt. (da) With little left to lose, the ersatz patriarch of this ramshackle family finally took their prospects in hand, hustled what was left of his motley crew out the door, stuffed a few crumpled bills from the cash register into his pockets, dragged the hapless security guard’s corpse behind the counter and set the whole place ablaze in an exquisite conflagration of whiskey, wood and squandered innocence. (gj)