I thought I was seeing things when I went shopping the other day and saw the giant back-to-school section. Didn’t summer just start a week or so ago? Obviously someone bumped the passage-of-time control to warp speed. Now I’m afraid to stop at the local big box store – they probably have Halloween costumes and Christmas decorations out already.
Though I may have a fondness for school supplies – crayons are my weakness – I’m in no rush for school to start. It’s not because I will be going back to school, but because of all the traffic that will be back on the roads, once summer vacations come to an end. Guess it’s time to set that morning alarm a little earlier. Or I could just be late for work. That seems more appealing, although potentially riskier.
I guess I’ll just have to enjoy my (brief) remaining mornings of “not terrible” traffic and find something to distract me from the racing passage of time. Delving into my work-in-progress sounds like just the thing. I think I’ll jump-start my creativity with a little Random Word Improv warm-up session.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re trying to decide between the 32 or 64 count box of crayons, plotting a story, squeezing in some relaxation time, or just trying to make it to the end of another work-week, a few minutes of Random Word Improv are a great way to have a little fun and get some words on the page. I’ve got a busy day in the office to get through first, so I’ll be doing my writing after dinner. Feel free to get started without me.
Today’s random words may be back-to-school related, but the theme is up to you. There will be bonus points for including a “spirit animal” though.
sock backpack harassed tears
crayons swing paper sandwich
vacation binder chalk uniform
friend share book apple
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.