Mental Mudpies, Vol. 1
I thought I would share a writing exercise that is good for plotting and improvising on the fly. Like “flash fiction,” the goal is to be succinct, but it’s a little different since pre-selected words conspire to shape and direct the story.
Use the following words, in order, to create something original:
alarm, safe, poem, entrée, solar, aide, curl, treat, fume, act, damned, ice
The words were excised from a crossword puzzle’s across clues, in order. Paste your own story in a comment to this post. If you decide to play along, try not to read the other posts until after you’ve written yours…it will keep you from being influenced as you write. Word nerds unite!