A new section to my blog. I love words and I do this exercise daily just for fun. It gets those creative writing juices flowing. Try it and share if you wish.
1. I select 6 words at random from a box of refrigerator magnetic words (the poetry box of words).
2. I challenge myself to write a story; one sentence; a fable.
3. Underline or bold the words as they are used and then share just for fun.
Here’s an example from today, 7/16/14:
Words: blue, sweat, leg, watch, spray, lust.
She was on her second load of ironing and was bored to tears. Staying at home and doing chores was the most unfulfilling thing she had done since losing her job in the crash. Taking in laundry to pay the bills was hard and not very meaningful.
She flipped on a daytime soap opera. She watched intently as a gorgeous young man removed his blue sweat pants and revealed muscular, tanned legs. She found herself lusting after him and the exciting life of his lover. In the commercial, she sprayed her face with water from the ironing bottle so she could cool down the internal heat. I need a job and a life she said aloud, chuckling that the fantasy on TV had become her only reality. The end.
So…that is all there is to it. Post your own if you wish. It is fun to see how different the stories are using the same words. I’ll post new words and my examples during the week. Have fun! **A good healthy dose of creative expression goes along way toward positive mental health.