Question Roulette

Question Roulette – Facts about the 1932 Olympics mixed in with fiction about cups….

Three years ago i bought a book in Tampa which is meant to be a great for creative like minds and for the past three years I have made it my New Years Resolution to complete it. The book is called 642 Things To Write About by The San Francisco Writers Grotto. I never got round to writing many of them so what’s a better way then getting through them then writing a few as an article each week! Enjoy!


19. Write a scene in which a woman is fired after only a week on the job. Just a week earlier, the same person who is nor firing her was very persuasive on convincing her to take the job.

‘Hello Kelsey, may I have a word with you in my office’. Kelsey put down the egg and gold paper and walked behind Lingo the manager to the office at the end of the room, followed her in and shut the door behind her.

Lingo sat across from Kelsey, shuffled some papers then looked seriously at Kelsey. ‘ I am afraid to say Kelsey we are going to have to let you go’

Kelsey suddenly perched  up on her seat ‘what, but why? You only took me on a week ago”.

“I feel that you are not right for the job your just not giving the eggs the decoration that they need”

“But Miss Lingo, I did tell you that may be a problem as I am a duck not a Bunny of the Easter variety but you begged me to take the job because you wanted more animal diversity between the bunnies.’

Lingo thuds her paw on the floor in frustration and starts to feel bad at the poor young duck in front of her. ‘Kelsey I am still firing you, but how about I have you back on the floor for the Spring Waters Festival department?”.

20. Write a short story that is set in Argentina in 1932, in which a teacup plays a crucial role

“Back in my youth i used to help train all the young striking athletes with their sports on the run up to the Olympics. In 1932 I worked in Argentina, also on the run up as well to help train their contestants that were entering the shooting event.

I was asked to train Antonio Daneri who had already competed in the 1924 Summer Olympics and Sigrid Vogel who hadn’t competed before.

We spent many days training and using my special technique – teacups. We would place them in a line and then get the athletes to shoot them all in a row over and over again.

The time came for us to go to LA for the Summer Olympics and when we got there we asked the hotel for teacups so that they could practise – there was none!

The athletes start to panic and stress out and were angry at me for only training them to shoot at teacups. Before their event, I panicked and ran away from LA, they didn’t win an award in the shooting – oops!”


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