Election season, which seems like it has been going on forever, is finally close to being over. Of course that means the airwaves, phone lines, and mailboxes have been bombarded with candidates and policy supporters doing their last-minute best to woo voters. I generally try to stay away from political discussions and out of the fray, but social media makes it rather difficult to do so, especially after nationally televised events like the recent presidential debates.
While deciding the fate of the country is serious business that requires serious thought, politics provides a fair amount of entertainment value. For example, during the recent debate, one local pub offered presidential-debate-bingo, while another sponsored a special debate-drinking-game. One of the more entertaining things I saw was this TrumpBookReport Twitter thread showing well-known books humorously summarized in a sentence or two. Some folks were quite clever in 140 characters (or less).
Anyway, now that I’ve stepped away from the internet, it’s time to do some writing, and what better way to start than with a little Random Word Improv.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re busy working, figuring out to how to vote, or just taking time to stop and smell the flowers, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. I’ll be doing my sprinting after work, possibly with a glass of wine to hand. Feel free to start on today’s words without me, with your own beverage of choice.
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 (or a whole mini-story) incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
All right, let’s get started. Here are today’s randomly selected presidential debate inspired words – can’t wait to see what stories you find hidden in this word list.
nasty support wall bad
oppose woman campaign media
hombre interrupt debate question
puppet patience lie respect
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.