Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Challenge Me

When I saw my aunt last week, we were talking about one of my Story A Week stories. I was telling her how increasingly difficult it's becoming to come up with new ideas.

She had a brilliant solution.

But to set the solution in motion, I need your help.

I want you to give me three interesting words.

Your words will be my inspiration for an upcoming, original short story.

As a thank you, I'll name a character in the story after you. It won't be YOU (obviously), because that would get tricky and sticky ... but wouldn't it be cool to read a story with your name in it? With your three words inspiring it?

Keep it clean. No swear words, please. Nothing too suggestive or risque. I'm writing for a general audience here!

So, leave your three words in the comments below. If your first name isn't part of your screen name (ie. if you go by "The Putrid Onion" online) , make sure to sign off the comment with your first name. (Otherwise I'll have to name a character The Putrid Onion, and that might distract from the story.)

I hope this will keep me busy for the next few weeks (maybe months), so don't be shy about leaving a comment. I will get to them ALL eventually.

Note to Facebook friends:  Leaving a comment on my actual blog (as opposed to Facebook) would be ideal because I'll be able to keep track better. It's pretty easy to click through to my blog. If you post anonymously, just remember to sign off with your name so I know who you are.

Thanks! I'm looking forward to reading your three words and feeling the inspiration!

23 comments:

  1. This is Tim:

    1- Foist
    2- Blithering
    3- Clandestine

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  2. Oh these are great so far! I'm excited to get started. Thanks, Tim and Shari!

    Amy

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  3. ooooh, this is fun . . .

    mirrored
    breastfed
    patchwork

    Kim
    (or if a male character turns out to be more suitable, use Patrick)

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  4. dragonfly

    grandchildren

    bridge

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  5. like the idea!
    pompous
    patchwork
    entourage

    Christina

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  6. oh, i see patchwork has already been suggested: make mine
    pompous
    cardboard
    entourage
    :) Christina

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  7. chocolate, euphoric, chime.

    -Aunt Sandi :)

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  8. Wendy here...

    Ingratiate
    Vilify
    Tweezers

    :D

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  9. You guys crack me up. These are great! Feel free to keep them coming. :) I hope I can write some serious stories here without it turning into the ultimate mad-libs session. LOL!

    Amy

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  10. replete
    sham
    amplify

    (and I'm Joy)

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  11. What a novel idea for a post. Here are my three :

    1) Love
    2) Loss
    3) Redemption

    Have a lovely week, Roland

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  12. Oh, I'm so behind! Okay, here are my three:

    spiffy, platypus, reinforce

    Great idea, Amy!

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  13. agile
    deceptive
    sacred

    ~Jesalyn :)

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  14. Here are a couple more. They were not able to post on the blog, but I don't want to forget them. :)

    Marty -- erstwhile, punctilious, flan. Say it...flaaaaan.

    Sherri -- For words, I suggest elegant, curiosity, and delight.

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  15. Esther VanderlaanMay 6, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Industrious
    Reader
    Cheerful

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  16. squallor naptime yogurt

    My life is simple... so are my words. :->

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  17. Dawn from facebook:

    1- Dust
    2- Jovial
    3- Checkered

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  18. Abject
    Dance
    Whilst

    There's my little contribution. ;-)

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  19. 1- vivacious
    2- stern (at times)
    3- queen

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