I’ve always been a fan of order – alphabetical order, numerical order, law and order (the concept, not the television show) – but life seems to have a tendency to be messy and complex and downright disorderly at times.
While I can’t organize the rest of the world, I can (and do) take care of my little corner of it during my annual New Year’s Clean-a-thon. The local donation centers benefit from my efforts and I always feel more creative when not distracted by clutter. As a bonus, I usually find something that I forgot I even had.
Now that order has been restored here in the Writing Castle, it’s time put my newly restored creativity to work in a round of Random Word Improv.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re cleaning all the things, writing up a storm, or ready for a brief vacation from reality, 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 giving today’s words a try after work, possibly with the assistance of an adult beverage. Feel free to get started 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 words with an order/disorder theme (thanks to a suggestion by Random Internet Guy Scott) – can’t wait to see what stories you find hidden in the list.
retain disorder chaos rules
evidence diversion hide witness
treasure discard tongue imposter
zebra apology hallucination contest
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.