Question Roulette

Question Roulette – A guy called Joe, Oysters and Ice Cream

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!


43. Write a scene that begins: “Joe was the last person on Earth I expected to do that”

Joe was the last person on Earth I expected to do that but he did and even though he is shaking head to toe, i can see that he feels like he has accomplished something and taken a really big step in life.

Joe was scared of heights, now when I say scared I mean petrified to the bone. Today he decided it was time to do something ridiculously insane to try and get over it – walk over the glass bridge in China.

Its only been open a while but Joe wanted to fly all the way to china to walk the highest and longest glass bridge in the world that joins the Avator Mountains.

At some parts it was really hit and miss as to whether Joe would make it. As soon as he got on the bridge he started to have a panic attack and we were already concerned but he took a deep breath and went on.

When he got to the middle it was when we all started to panic again and this time he was screaming non stop at the top of his lungs. We were about to go and rescue him when he screamed and ran as fast as he could the rest of the way without stopping.

44. The thoughts of the first man to eat an oyster

Oh my go what is this thing? it’s so slimy and doesn’t even look like food. I have to eat is, i can’t upset the chef watching me…maybe i can sneakily hide it and not swallow it. Nope, i have to eat it – raw though? Ok, after…three…… *pushes it into mouth* Its so slimy, its got a really weird texture. I am going to swallow it and not chew then it won’t be so bad and will tell the chef its an aphrodisiac….ironically. …

45. Your most translucent ice cream experience

Its New Years Eve 2010 and I am in Boston, its snowy and really cold outside but there is only one thing on my mind – Ice Cream. We leave our hotel and walk past the busy crowds, television crew and ice sculptures that been put out for the parade and finally get to Ben and Jerrys shop and pile our containers high with flavours of new and old that we don’t get in the UK.

46. Describe exultation. 

This is a feeling of triumphant elation, so this is the feeling you get when the most amazing thing happens to you and you can’t hide it anymore.


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