Wasn’t it just summer a few minutes ago? Hardly seems like it’s time for Halloween already, despite the fact that we’ve had a bit of wet and dreary weather in recent days. The local stores seem confused as well – the shelves are stocked with items for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, right alongside the racks of clearance shorts and swim suits.
No Halloween decorating for me this year, with the exception of the big (artificial) jack-o’-lantern on the front porch, though I had good intentions. I’ve been nesting instead, as I traditionally do this time of year, which means closets are cleaned, little projects (finally) taken care of, and lots of baking done. I probably should keep that last one to a minimum or at least start sharing with others.
Anyway, now that the cookie jar is full, 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 working on your costume, throwing roadblocks in the way of your characters, or just trying to figure how it could possibly be the end of October already, 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 wrapped in my cozy writing quilt with a warm beverage to hand. Feel free to make yourself comfortable as well.
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 Halloween inspired words – can’t wait to see what stories you find hidden in this word list.
cobweb costume scream trick
ghost knife cloudy leaves
howl figure skeleton bloody
eerie shadow treat afraid
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.