Holiday party season – do you love it or dread it?
I’m off to my first party of the season tomorrow. The invitation promised good food, festive beverages, and fun entertainment. Hopefully it won’t also include those stereotypical holiday party attendees like “the drunken co-worker” or “the inappropriate touch-er”.
Books and movies sometimes use holiday parties as a way to force characters to interact or to put them in situations that up the story conflict, but I’m hoping tomorrow’s party is a little more low-key than that.
Anyway, while I’m waiting for my bright-red toenail polish to dry, I think a little bit of Random Word Improv will be just the thing to put me in a festive state of mine.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re in checking out holiday recipes on the internet, working away on your current story, or just trying to make it through the day without major conflict, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. No need to paint your nails to play along today, although a little sparkly red polish may be just the thing to spark your imagination.
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 holiday party related words – can’t wait to see what stories you find hidden in the list.
champagne mirror garland heels
glitter shrimp suit music
fireworks ribbon punch dance
kiss velvet red clock
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.