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 Random.org to pick the one I'll use first. 

So, what do you think? Are you game?

44 Comments:

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?
Basketball.
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...

Title:
Red Wine on the Rocks

Name:
Armistead Von Biggenspiel IV

Location:
London, Ontario

Emotion:
Anxious

Object:
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...

ONE MORE!!

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: http://www.wellfedmuse.blogspot.com/

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

hahahaha
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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