Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In Which I Give It A Shot

I've been turning this idea over in my mind for a little while, and I think it's time to share it. The thing is that for it to work, I need something from each of you. It's not much, but if enough of you contribute, I'm thinking this could turn into something quite interesting. 

What I need from you is twofold. First, I need a title. Secondly, give me four words: a name, a location, an emotion, and an object.

Armed with these words, your words, I will attempt write a short story. I'm not holding myself to any length requirements, but rather will just see how it plays itself out. Once written, I'll post the resulting story here. In a way, the story will be just as much yours as it is mine. I've been looking for a way to help stimulate my creativity and get me past this damn writer's block, and I think this will help get the ol' juices flowing. 

Here's how the first round of this will work. Leave a comment with your title and four-word suggestion. If you have more than one suggestion, leave a separate comment for it to count. The cutoff point will be tomorrow night, January 13th, at 8:00pm EST, at which point each comment with a complete suggestion will be assigned a number, and I'll use to pick the one I'll use first. 

So, what do you think? Are you game?


Faye said...

What an awesome idea! I'm sure you will get some truly wonderful responses, and I, for one, can't wait to see what comes of this!

A title?

Threads of Destiny

Name: Violet Isabelle Kramer
Location: Sammamish, WA (east of Seattle, on a large lake)
Emotion: Fearful confusion
Object: antique sewing scissors

Just Call Me Lynn said...

I think this is a splendid idea! How exciting!

Title: Fates Intertwined

Name: Evelynn (Evy)
Location: Yorkshire, England
Emotion: Bewilderment
Object: Umbrella

I hope that's not too girly!

abrandname said...

Awesome idea Badass as usual!

Title: Devastating Circumstances

Name: Caramia
Location: Rockland, Maine
Emotion: Surprise
Object: Letter Opener

Just Call Me Lynn said...

Yes, I'm leaving another!

Title: Sometimes It Never Ceases

Name: Leo
Location: Portland, Oregan
Emotion: Impatient Despair
Object: Fortune Cookie

Jeff Vibes said...

Title: The Breakdown Lane

Name: Harold
Location: The mens room
Emotion: Bitter disappointment
Object: While it is tempting to type GOAT, I'll instead go with half-eaten chocolate cake.

Aaron said...

This is awesome!

Title: Getting Away

Name: Geoff
Location: Chicago
Emotion: Rage
Object: Cell Phone

Ed said...

Title: My Newborn Baby and Me

Name: Igor
Location: Castle dungeon
Emotion: Torment
Object: Brazen bull

J-Bird said...

This is so exciting!!

Title: A Father's Shame

Name: Arianna Skye Wilson
Location: Brevig Mission, Alaska
Emotion: Contempt
Object: Flag Pole

Might I add, OMG! I can hardly wait to see what you come up with!

Johnny Virgil said...

Title: The thing about corpses
Name: Jake
Location: Detroit
Emotion: Regret
Object: Marilyn Monroe

J-Bird said...

And just oooooone more...

Title: Connecting Threads

Name: Kyan Lewis
Location: Gibraltar
Emotion: Submission
Object: Amulet

sayrahb69 said...

Title: The Rooster Crows at Midnight

Name: Ralph
Location: Central Park, NYC
Emotion: consternation
Object: a pickle

Denny P 3 said...

Time Marches On and On and On!
Jonathan Clay
Durham, NC.
Intensity(not sure it's an "emotion," but it's a feeling right?
Good luck!

cbs111 said...

Ooh, great idea!

Title: Midnight's Awakening

Name: Elizabeth Rose
Place: County Clare, Ireland
Emotion: Fear
Object: Athame

Looking forward to whatever you come up with!

Amelia said...

Title: Life's Little Things

Name: Myra
Place: small town library
Emotion: contempt
Object: a right shoe

N-i-c-o-l-e said...

Title: By The Light Of The Moon
Name: Lindsey
Place: Herford, Germany
Emotion: Furious
Object: Globe

yellowsnapper said...

Title: The Ginger
Name: Alex
Location: Funkstown, MD
Emotion: Confused
Object: Spatula

Kev D. said...

Red Wine on the Rocks

Armistead Von Biggenspiel IV

London, Ontario


Olympic Gold Medal

livesticht said...

Title: Flight & Capture

Name: Laura

Location: any city (I'm extremely helpful, I know)

Emotion: Tetchy

Object: Marbles

livesticht said...


Title: Beneath It All

Name: Parker

Location: Underground labyrinth

Emotion: Brazen

Object: Whistle

Ezekiel said...

This is very interesting. I'm excited to read your stories.

Title: The Butcher Came Calling
Name: Charlotte
Location: Northern France
Emotion: Frenzied Excitement
Object: Sponge Cake

Lauren said...

Great idea! :)

Title: And Then There Were None

Name: Shirley Hurst
Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Prompt: It is a city in the second-largest known impact crater or astrobleme on Earth.)
Emotion: Apprehensive
Object: Screwdriver

Have fun with that ;P

Chuck said...

Cool idea BAG!

Title: Be It Mine

Location: Florida Keys

Emotion: Despondent

Object: Zippo Lighter

Didactic Pirate said...

Title: The Penis that Blocked Out the Sun

Name: Lucinda Marie Von Cameltoe
Location: Lake Minnetonka
Emotion: World-weary Melancholy
Object: A Bowl of Cold Pasta

Ok, go.

Samantha said...

Name: Objects in Mirror Closer Than They Appear

Name: John Jones Cooper
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Emotion: Self-gratified
Object: Name tag

Marty said...

Exploding Doughnut

Bob, county fair, hysteria, iphone

Jade @ Tasting Grace said...

Title: The Refusal
Name: Horace
Location: Hyde Park
Emotion: Disgust
Object: Box

P.S. This might help for inspiration too:

It's where I go anyway!

ChopperPapa said...

Title -- 'The Offer'

Name - Leopold
Location - Bangkok Thailand
Emotion - passion
Object - rickshaw

Deidra said...

Title: The Biohazard Sign Was Deceptive, But Should Not Have Been Ignored

Name: Jasper Gunn
Location: in an empty warehouse beside the nightclub
Emotion: exercising stubborn restraint
Object: bass guitar

Wow, now I'm intrigued. If you don't write this story, I might have to steal it...

Nyx said...

Title: Lampshade Silhouettes

Name: Agnes Pennyworth
Location: Home
Emotion: Terror
Object: Teacup

:) good luck! (and this sounds like an awesome way to get inspiration)

Nikhil Garg said...

Title : Green Apprentice

Name : Miguel
Location : A Public telephone booth on a rainy night
Object : A broken glass bottle

Nikhil Garg said...

* Emotion : Nostalgia mixed with guilt

Scribe said...

Title: The adventures of Gertrude von Flatulence

Name: Gertrude von Flatulence, of course

Location: a small village in Timbuktu

Emotion: Jealousy

Object: Banana

Go for it. I dare ya.

Molly Louise said...

Title: The Attic Dweller
Name: Eleanora LaFyette
Location: Lake Placid, NY
Emotion: Contentment
Object: A Children's Book

kristina said...

Title: If He'd Only Looked
Name: Theodore
Location: Bus stop
Emotion: Euphoria
Object: Stapler

WebSavvyMom said...

Title: Shadowboxer
Name: Eddie
Location: NYC
Emotion: Determination
Object: A key

kristina said...

Title: Where They Wander
Name: Bubba
Location: Dog walking park
Emotion: Mortified
Object: Slinky

kristina said...

Title: Uneventful Days
Name: Lottie
Location: A university campus
Emotion: Unnerved
Object: Garbage bag

lauren leto said...

Ryan's House of Depressed Clocks

theobsessions said...

Name: Ryan
Location: His house
Emotion: Depressed
Object: Clocks
Title: Bumbling Clicks

Moonspun said...

Name: January Wellington
Location: Pacific Coast
Emotion: seething anger
object: journal with handmade paper inside

Title: Just sayin'

Good luck, Badass...

Moonspun said...

Ok one more:

Name: Adam Matthew
location: babbling brook
emotion: contentedness
object: moss

Title: Purest Love

Anonymous said...

Title: A murder of Crows

Name: Dragomir ("drag - oh - meer")
Place: Quebec, Canada
Emotion: reverent ardor
Object: Single slice of cheesecake

:D good luck

Tara said...

Sounds like fun, I hope this works for you.

Title: My husband thought we were playing Mad Lib's

Name: Jonathan
Place: Georgia
Emo: Joy
Object: Jumprope

Have fun!!

Badass Geek said...

To All: Wow. Either some of you don't like me too much, or you really wanted to give me a challenge. Seriously, though.... I see some great entries up there.

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