I got to work a little later than expected this morning. Not because of traffic or over sleeping; it was the jam in my hair that slowed me down.
I would love to say there was a wacky, entertaining reason for the jam (I thought up several explanations on the way to work), but the reality was quite mundane. I was eating breakfast while getting ready this morning and some jam from my bagel dripped onto my hairbrush. Thank goodness I noticed before I left the house, although jam does seem to have much better holding power than my gel or hairspray.
Anyway, now that this morning’s annoyance is nothing but a sticky memory, it’s time to put all that creative explanation energy to good use in a little Random Word Improv.
Who’s with me?
Whether you’re counting down to the weekend, working hard on your manuscript, or trying to figure out what mystery substance is stuck in your hair, a few minutes of improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. I’ll be saving my snacking until after my writing is done, but feel free to indulge in your favorite writing food or beverage while you work.
For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how we play:
- Pick as many words from the list as you want
- Write the first line(s) of a story incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
All right, let’s get started. Today’s words may be random, but I’m sure you can find a story hiding somewhere amongst them.
For Bonus Improv points: include an explanation of why there is jam in an unusual place.
glass plant shirt soap
tile counter friend lazy
throb catatonic laundry tangled
phone reality escape trust
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.
If you’re in the mood for more writing fun after today’s improv, make sure to check out Kay’s Writing Prompt Scavenger Hunt post from yesterday. The possibilities are just endless and you may win some rubber gloves.