I was surfing around lj communities and found this writing group that posted the following challenge: use the following four words in 100 words: flamingo, torpedo, lasagna, cranium. It wasn't easy, but I managed to come up with something. I hope the rest of you give it a try! For me, the hardest part was hitting exactly 100 words. Here's what I came up with and it's untitled:
Screeeet. My nails lacerate his bronze-polished flamingo. He wouldn’t get a pink one; instead, he bought a metal one so tough it could torpedo a riot-proof building. My nails are bleeding.
Sploosh. Wet pasta lambastes the floor. I repainted the kitchen “spaghetti sauce red.” One more meal of his lasagna and I’ll need my stomach pumped for toxins.
Scruunch. The sound his cranium would make if I pestle it to dust as I’d like to. He earned worse treatment after running over my sister’s cat, but my arrest warrant for the last guy caught up with the local police station.
*Please feel free to make comments! I'd love some feedback, as I'm stretching my creative writing wings again.
Okay, it's looking more and more like we won't have GWO this evening. Jody Sweetin and the weather have combined to keep most of us home. If you're still interested in coming, let me know and I'll try to see who else is interested. I'm at work until 5:00 and then I'll probably head over to Starbucks until about 6:00.
See you all next week!
But I'm pretty sure I won't be making any more GWO meetings for the rest of the semester.
Deth brought up next week's meeting, so she already knows, and I thought I'd go ahead and tell everyone at once.
I've been pondering the idea for a week or so, and I just think it's better this way.
First of all, no one has sent in any creative writing to be critiqued at all this semester, and that was kind of the whole point of starting GWO. Plus, when I sent in my story, no one seemed to interested in critiquing that either. Free-writes just aren't my thing, so for me it seems like there's no real reason to meet if nothing is getting done.
Besides, I usually have Visual Basic programs due Wednesday afternoons, so I've spent the last few meetings doing that anyway.
I guess I'll see most of you next Saturday night instead.
11. What unconventional superpower will you develop after being doused with Ooze?
12. Pitch an idea for a new hit TV show.
13. Your teacher asks you to teach the next class. You can't say no. Write about the class.
14. Your unconventional pet has an unexpected talent. What do you do?
15. You have a clone of yourself. What happens next?
16. The story of a scar.
17. Your car is stolen.
18. List your "us" and the corresponding "them"
19. Take your favorite line from a song and write a story with that line in it, either in dialogue or in the prose.
20. What would you choose to be famous for? Nothing from the arts is an option.
10. Summarize your favorite (or current favorite) book.
9. Tell the story of your day in the style of a mystery.
8. Finish the sentence, "He hated cauliflower because it always..." then continue the story.
7. Think of something pink, something blue, and something green and then have them interact.
6. Write the exploits of the Evil Bunny of Steel.
5. What is the dumbest thing you can think of someone stealing?
4. Describe someone who is high, but not on any kind of traditional drug.
3. Write a memory of nighttime that is really important to you.
2. What is your favorite flavor? Why?
1. If you could live on any planet, which one? Why?
Okay, so last week we talked about posting ten more prompts each, so this is your reminder (that should have been out by last weekend...)
We also did prompts #37, #42, and #7 for anyone who's interested.
Anyone want to volunteer as secretary and post these things? My brain doesn't seem to work that way...
Either one of three things happend...
1. No one saw my post about GWO this week...
2. No one read my story...
3. No one could be bothered to respond...
No worries though, I won't be at GWO this week anyway.
Has everyone read the story that I sent out a few weeks ago?
I was hoping that we'd be able to go over it this coming Tuesday if that works...
Who would be interested in seeing my bear story turned into a comic?
Jason and I *almost* started making a comic over the summer, but we didn't have many good ideas.
I just came up with this one today and was wondering what you thought.