Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Brand New Year!

stopwatch graphicHappy New Year!

Hope you are enjoying the first day of your brand-new year.

Thanks to all who participated in last week’s Short Story Writing Challenge. Everyone did a great job incorporating the random words in really fun stories. If you missed them, check out: Bunny Blavatsky Arrives in New York, The Libertine’s Legacy, Lost Hearts in Copenhagen, The Trip, A New Year of Possibilities, and The Wizard and the New Year.

After reading those I bet you wish you could try your hand at your own story. Well, lucky for you, it’s time for some Random Word Improv to make sure our creativity stays in top form for a new year of writing.

Plus, it’s fun, and who doesn’t want that?

In honor of the New Year today’s random word improv also includes a Bonus Word. Incorporate the bonus word in your effort for a little extra challenge.

Today’s bonus word is: resolution

Here are the rest of today’s words from a randomly selected random word generator:

Bubble                 wish                      plan                       cloud

confetti                 sequin                 neon                     heist

fairy-tale              riot                         kissing                 castle

For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how to play:

  1. Pick as many words from the list as you want
  2. Write the first line(s) of a story incorporating your words
  3. Post your results in the comments section.

Okay. Are you ready? Go!

*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*

Ah, you’re back. Kind of fun, right? Can’t wait to see what you have come up with.

Peace and happy writing to all.

15 thoughts on “Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – Brand New Year!

  1. Ugh…not sure about this one, but here goes!

    Lexi blew a bubble then popped it, cracked her gum, and watched in resolute silence. A tall, barely-legal bitch wrapped in a riot of neon green sequin with hair like a cloud of Clairol-Number-9 was sucking her boyfriend’s face off, f*cking up Lexi’s fairy-tale wish.

    “Resolution,” Lexi whispered to herself. “Fairy-tales are for the movies.”

  2. Okay, I didn’t do the sprint with the randomly generated words, as much fun as that would be. I got up this morning and stared in despair at the lousy crap I’ve been writing for the last few weeks—the tens of thousands of words of absolute, utter crap—and thought, maybe if I did this…

    And now, at the end of the afternoon, I’ve deleted 3K words, written another 2.5 (but I won’t stop until I get that last 500–must have stasis!) and—hey—those 2.5K words weren’t bad! What a relief. And what a good way to bring in 2016.

    Speaking of which, has everyone read Jenny Crusie’s post for today? It’s about time, and how there’s plenty of it. http://arghink.com/

  3. Finally! I’m well into the New Year, and ready to relax a little!

    I think I got ’em all this time.

    Bubbles DuPris wished she could plan her way into a fairy-tale year, but she was afraid life didn’t work that way. Instead, here she was, on the same stage as last year in the same blue sequin dress, singing her way through a cloud of confetti in that pinched baby voice that Frank, the manager of The Neon Castle, insisted she use. She blew kisses indiscriminately, and began to strip off her long gloves in preparation for the same old bump and grind when suddenly, a riot erupted near the entrance. It was Jamie Heist! He fought his way to the stage, decking the waiters, and overturning tables before hopping up and dragging her through the backstage exit.

    “Baby,” Bubbles breathed, “What will I do about Frank?”

    “All it takes is a little resolution, Bubbles,” Jamie said, and kissed her so soundly that the stars whirled in the sky. “Say no to him, and yes to me.”

    Bubbles looked up at the narrow night view from the alley, and saw one lone star, winking just for her. She made a wish, then her resolution. “Yes, Jamie. Oh, yes!”

    And the two ran, giggling down the alley into the new year.

    • Loved it Micaheline, especially your character names. I could just hear Bubbles DuPris and her pinched baby voice. Here’s hoping she and Jamie get that fairy-tale.

      • (-: I was afraid it was cheating, but Bubbles came up when I saw the first word on the list, and Heist could be a last name. Couldn’t it? LOL, anyway, by hook or by crook, I think I got them all. Great list for a new year!

    • Great fun, Michaeline. Boo to Frank and The Neon Castle! Yay for Jamie and Bubbles! She wished on her own personal star, so I feel sure they are headed for a very happy New Year.

  4. Sorry to have missed out on the improv yesterday. I was busy welcoming the new year 😉 but I loved the words and the offerings above, so have had fun today writing a belated entry. I’ll put it up as my post for tomorrow.

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