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.
544. Retell the most recent joke you’ve hears as a short piece of fiction.
Meet Mr Chicken, he is a young sophisticated hen who specialises as a detective in finding Idiots. Today, Mr Chicken knows his suspect as he is waiting for them to return as they are not yet home – he waits until 6pm and then the suspect arrives home. Mr Chicken crosses over the road and knocks on the door heavily, one, two, three and then the door opens.
“You Mr Ewe?”
“My name is Mr Chicken, my client has hired me to tell you, YOU ARE STUPID!!! Goodday”
545. Imagine an incident from your past in super-slow motion, including your thoughts
I can’t believe we are going to do this, there are so many people and there there is us – just three friends who wanted to sing a song in a talent contest. I wonder what is going to happen when we get on stage in two seconds. We probably should of got a backing track.
546. Write an X-rated Disney scenario
I will give you a title and allow your mind to go there
Young Ursula and The Mermen – She really will make you Eel things
547. Write a scathing review of a classic book
The Great Gatsby is a terrible book – so bad with a disappointing ending
548. What is the worst thing you ever did?
Wouldn’t you like to know
549. What is the worst thing that has ever happened to you?
My rabbits dying.