Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – The Romance Edition

The Olympics are in full swing (or swim) – so much energy and so many athletes at the top of their game – it’s great to see.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I’m just trying to make it through my first week back at work after vacation without falling asleep at the desk from jet-lag.

Maybe a little Random Word Improv will perk me up.

Care to join me?

Whether you’re going for the gold, working on your daily word goal, or trying to restart your writing practice, a few minutes of improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page.  I’ll be playing along when I get home from work . . . possibly after a short nap.  Feel free to include a nap in your own writing schedule.


For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how we 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.

All right, let’s get started. We have a theme today, inspired by Michille’s Read-A-Romance Month post yesterday, but as always you are free to ignore it.  Here are our specially selected random words.  Can’t wait to see what you do with them.

           heart                 woman                  modern            agency

           affection          engaged                 love                   flirtation

           passion             enchantment       friend               couple

           escape               date                        hero                  connection

Okay.  Are you ready?  Go!

*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*

Back already?  Can’t wait to read what you’ve come up with.

Happy writing to all.

3 thoughts on “Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – The Romance Edition

  1. In honor of the Olympics!

    “I’ve got a couple of tickets to the modern pentathlon competition,” Bob, a friend of mine from the agency who had weird taste, said. “I think you’d love to see that. Want to go?”

    “Is this a date?” I asked. “Rio’s pretty far away.”

    “Not a date!” Bob said. “Just a nice va-cay. Escape from the mortal toils and all that.”

    “What’s the modern pentathlon?” I asked.

    “Pistol shooting, epee fencing, 200-meter freestyle swimming, show jumping, and a three-kilometer cross-country run.”

    “That’s not an event,” I said. “That’s a flirtation with death.”

    “Swear to god,” Bob said.

    “Okay,” I said. “Let’s go.” Bob would never be my hero, but who could argue with tickets to the modern pentathlon, not to mention Rio? City of passion, land of enchantment. Event of strangeness, so fitting with Bob’s personality.

    “You’re a woman of rare courage,” Bob said. “Not to mention, heart.”

    Our connections went smoothly, and the next day we were in Rio. The modern pentathlon was a medley of thrills, chills, and excitement. Bob provided everything else.

    By the return, we were engaged.

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