Welcome to another edition of Friday Writing Sprints here on the blog. It’s time to wrap up another week and, if you are so inclined, participate in your holiday celebration(s) of choice. Whatever your plans, I hope you enjoy them.
Curling up under the blankets with a good book is my plan for at least part of the day but, in between that and some cookie baking, I think I’ll make time for a little Random Word Improv to make sure my creativity stays in top form for those New Year’s writing resolutions that are sure to be forthcoming.
Plus, it’s fun, and who doesn’t want that?
As Kay mentioned in her post yesterday, we’re kicking off this year’s Christmas Week Short Story Challenge in today’s edition of Random Word Improv.
The rules are simple – write a short story set in (or around) the specified location and include at least three of the random words on the list; extra points for including more than three words and extra points with sparkles for Christmas references. During the course the coming week, several of the Eight Ladies will be posting their short stories based on a these rules. You can catch story Mistletoe Reboot on Wednesday.
The words for this year’s challenge are:
Location: A cabin
Words: Snuggle impress mask collapse
icicle regret famous sneeze
scandalous spark impulse fantasy
In the past we’ve had a 500-word limit, but this time around any length is fine – a few sentences, a few paragraphs, or an entire short story – the possibilities are endless.
If you can’t wait for this year’s stories, you can always check out these 2014 entries (Runaway Match, , The Christmas Wager, ‘Twas Daybreak on Christmas, and How Bunny’s Camera Became Magical) or these 2015 entries (A New Year of Possibilities, The Trip, Lost Hearts in Copenhagen, The Libertine’s Legacy, and Bunny Blavatsky Arrives in New York)
Even better, try your hand at today’s words and post your results in the comments for all to enjoy.
Okay. Are you ready? Go!
*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*
Ah, you’re back. Kind of fun, right? Can’t wait to see what you have come up with. Hope you enjoy what we come up with during the week as well.
Peace and happy writing to all.