Have you ever done anything on a dare?
As a kid, dares resulted in me climbing (and getting stuck in) a tree or two, asking a boy to dance at a junior-high dance, and a few things best left unmentioned.
As a teenager, the game “Truth or Dare” was popular, especially at slumber parties. The dares were typically pretty outrageous, so most players went for “truth” instead. My memories are a bit hazy, but I’m pretty sure boys were the subject regardless of which was chosen.
The subject of dares is fresh in my mind today because I was just sorting out the DVD cabinet and came across the Christmas Story DVD, which includes the “double-dog-dare-you” scene that results in one of the characters getting their tongue stuck to a frozen pole. Thankfully, not the kind if dare *I* was ever involved in.
Now that the DVDs are all sorted and I’ve finished my trip down memory lane, it’s time to do a little writing in preparation for next month’s NaNoWriMo. I’m thinking a few minutes of Random Word Improv will be a great way to get started.
Care to join me?
Whether you’re reliving your past, slaving away on your latest story, working on your Halloween costume, or just looking for 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.
Today’s words are random, so the theme is up to you. There will be bonus points for actually including a dare though.
stiletto wrinkle vampire sensible
knees friend hate dare
bar smile hands truth
resist win contest hummingbird
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.