Canterbury Tales

Throughout history all different parts of the world have been devastated by
natural disasters. Whenever something created by nature destroys a certain area
of the world, people tend to group together and overcome such a tragedy. Our
tale will begin in one of the busiest and diverse places in the world, New York

City. The month was September and the day started off a bit chilly for an early
fall day and the wind was blowing hard. Warnings had been posted for possible
hurricane conditions, and the city had become a frenzy of activity. Some were
busy preparing for a possible devastating hurricane and gathering supplies while
others were going about their daily routine unaffected by the chaos surrounding
them. As they day progressed the sky became darker and the wind picked up
strength. The possibility of a storm occurring increased by the minutes and soon
became a citywide warning. By this time most people were able to understand that
a violent and unpredictable storm was about to overtake the city, but there were
still some who didnít believe the reports from the weather channel. Soon the
rain started coming down in sheets and the wind increased to hurricane style
conditions topping over 100 mph. Power was lost quickly and buildings and homes
were being ripped apart from the wind and debris flying about. Parts of the city
were damaged severely from the beginning effects of the hurricane and there were
people in need of help. The city officials prepared ahead of time and set up
shelters for those who needed protection and assistance. I for one decided to
take the opportunity and reside in a shelter for the vast majority of the
passing storm. As the storm progressed outside, the shelters quickly filled up
with terrified city-dwellers unable to predict what was occurring outside of
shelter walls. Natural disasters can bring about a caring and sensitive side in
people, and those seeking comfort and relieve are able to turn to those around
them to receive this ease. The shelter I was residing in happened to gather an
interesting and diverse group of people. Myself and 24 others turned to relied
on each other and gathered together in a cluster and began to converse. Maybe
they just wanted take their minds off of the hurricane outside, or maybe they
were just bored out of their minds, but whatever our reasons may have been does
not matter. Because this gathering occurred allows me to tell you this tale It
was hard to make small talk among such a large group so I came up with a
different idea. I remember reading a book back when I was in high school where a
group of people told stories to pass their time on a long journey they were all
taking together. I figured that since none of us were going to be leaving
anytime soon that we might give it a try. I suggested it to everyone and
surprisingly they all agreed. I explained to them the basic storyline of the
book that I was mimicking and they all felt that it would be interesting to see
who could come up with the most interesting and realistic story that provided
all the basics of humor and romance rolled into one. It was decided that after
everyone completed his or her tale that we would take a vote to see which tale
the majority enjoyed most. The winner would then receive a prize that would be
determined later. Before I begin the stories, let me give you an introduction to
each one of the people that I was gathered with. I will present you with each
character in the order that they introduced themselves. Iíll begin with the
low-budget porn star. He is an out of work actor who had to turn to making
cheesy porn flicks so he could survive and pay his bills. He was just waiting
for his big break to come along so he could make it into real show business and
become more well known outside of his typical porn circle. He was born and
raised as a New Yorker and he has the New York accent to go with it. You can
sense his intelligence from his choice of vocabulary and The Prostitute came
next. Now I donít mean to stereotype her at all, because she seems like a very
nice girl. Her childhood was a rough one, starting from when she was just a
little girl. She grew up taking care of herself since her