I never know what is going to spark and idea for Friday Writing Sprints. Today, it was an advert for a Solar Orbit Necklace from thinkgeek.com. Not only is it pretty and sparkly, but it, “includes the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter”
Who could pass that up? My favorite line from the description is:
“For those who are about to complain that the beads are not to scale, here’s the deal: we wanted you to be able to lift your head despite the asteroids in the belt being visible. We think that’s a fair trade-off.”
That seems fair. You’ve got to love a copy writer with a sense of humor. I couldn’t help but laugh at the thought of the beads being sized to scale. Then my mind started to wander off to Science Fiction and Fantasy stories, then off to space travel, and then in a multitude of random directions.
With all that thinking going on, seems like the time is ripe for a little Random Word Improv.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re mesmerized by politics, neck deep in your current manuscript, or just looking for a bit of a distraction, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. Feel free to play along with today’s words, whether you have a sparkly necklace or not.
Ready to write?
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 incorporating your words
- Post your results in the comments section.
Okay, here are today’s randomly selected outer space inspired words:
planet cloud red ring
belt star sparkle dust
deep black universe core
sun glow journey infinite
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.