Here in the States we’re heading into a holiday weekend which will culminate in a the 4th of July on Tuesday. For most people, the holiday is less about celebrating our country’s independence and more about friends, parades, barbecues, and family gatherings. On the news there will no doubt be coverage of a few hotdog- or pie-eating contests (I’ve always thought those were rather disgusting), and the day will come to a close with some spectacular fireworks displays along with, no doubt a fair amount of illegal fireworks.
With graduations all wrapped up by now, this generally marks the beginning of the summer season which means time for those traditional summer vacation trips. When I was a kid that usually meant my parents loaded up the family station wagon and we headed of camping somewhere. Something would invariably break (often the car), it would usually be hot, and either I’d wind up eaten alive by mosquitoes or one of my brother’s would wind up with a case of poison oak. Ah, the memories.
These days, my idea of a summer vacation is a little bit different. There are definitely no station wagons or tents involved, though some castles, a loch, and even a nice distillery are all possibilities. Before doing any vacation planning, however, I have some writing to do and four whole days free to do it. To kick off my weekend writing plans I think I’ll start with a little Random Word Improv.
Care to join me?
Regardless of whether you’re celebrating your nation’s independence, remembering the loss of some former colonies, slaving away on your current manuscript, or just looking for a bit of distraction, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. So pull up a chair, grab a frosty beverage and let’s get writing.
Today’s random words are vacation themed, but don’t let that constrain you. In keeping with last week’s post, bonus points if you manage to include a Bigfoot sighting in your sprint:
car suitcase cooler plane
tent map road beach
hotel lost storm stream
fishing sick swim barbecue
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. Are you ready? Let’s sprint!
*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.