We are definitely in strange times these days. Point in case – when I arrived at work today, I told my boss “sorry I’m a little late, I was watching television” and my comment was not met with a frown. Instead she said, “me too,” and we launched into a spirited discussion. If you’d have told me a year ago that I would spend the morning watching congressional hearings on CNN, I’d have said you were crazy. Obviously, the times have changed.
As I writer, I can’t help but think current events have far surpassed the limits of my own imagination. I’ve also been interested by how often I’ve heard comments like “framing the narrative” and “piecing together the story” in political coverage. I guess storytelling really is everywhere.
Since I’ve had enough politics for the day, it’s time to focus on something else. Fortunately, my news feed tells me that it’s “Best Friends Day.” That sounds like something good to celebrate, since where would be without best friends. It also sounds like the perfect topic for a little Random Word Improv, since almost everyone is likely to have a best friend story or two in their history.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re waiting to see election results, heading to a concert, enjoying a good book, or just looking for a little distraction, a few minutes of improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. As a plus, you might just come up a great idea for your next WIP. Worth a shot, right?
All right, let’s get started with today’s Friend inspired random words.
laugh cry whisper share
dream play support tease
childhood school love boyfriend
cherish argue sleepover commiserate
For any of you new to Random Word Improv, here’s how to 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. 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.