Elizabeth: Friday Writing Sprints – St. Patrick’s Edition

Welcome to another Friday or, as I like to think of it, the participatory portion of our blog.

As you may have noticed by the preponderance of shamrock decorations, parades, “Kiss Me I’m Irish” buttons, and grocery store ads for corned beef and cabbage, it’s time for another St. Patrick’s Day.  Although the day began as a religious and cultural holiday celebrating Saint Patrick on the anniversary of his death, it has evolved into a day of revelry that includes copious amounts of food, drink, and goodwill (hopefully).

My own celebration will include the traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner though, frugal Irish girl that I am, I’ll be waiting until Saturday so I can buy my ingredients at post-holiday sale prices.    In the meantime, I think I’ll do a little baking.  What better addition to a St. Patrick’s Day dinner than a Guinness Chocolate Cake.  As a bonus, those 50 minutes while the cake is baking will be just perfect for a little Random Word Improv.

Who’s with me?

Whether you wrote a lot, a little, or none at all this week, a few minutes of Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page.  As a plus, once you get in the writing frame of mind, you’ll be ready to write your way through the rest of day.

All right, let’s get started.  This week, in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, our words have an Irish flavor.  I plan to write first before celebrating with an adult beverage, though “write drunk, edit sober” is a perfectly reasonable alternative, should you choose.

emerald          shamrock       pub            fiddle

kiss                   whiskey          dance        cheer

cabbage           snake               cliff            hedgehog

harp                 stout                 jig              leprechaun        

For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how to play:

  1. Pick as many words from the list as you want
  2. Write the first line(s) of a story incorporating your words
  3. Post your results in the comments section.

Okay.  Are you ready?  Go tell us a story!

*whistling aimlessly while you are off being creative*

You’re back.  Kind of fun, right?  Can’t wait to see what you have come up with.

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