June 22, 2005

Creative Writing Alert

I hope all of you have been keeping up with the terrific Take Two meme that our pal Feisty Christina has put together? For those of you who have not, here's how it works: Ms. C tosses out the germ of a story and five other bloggers write 1000 word takes on it. Each week features a different story. Round I of this little exercise is here. Round II is here.

Why do I bring this up now? Because I am going to be participating this Friday in Round III, along with Liv of Not A Shrinking Violet, Sheila of Sheila's World, Lippy of Wired JAFA and Michele of Meanderings.

Here is the dock from which we will be sailing our ships of fancy:

An individual is walking down a street, he/she glances over to an open-air restaurant and sees people enjoying their evening meals. Adjacent to the restaurant is an alleyway. As the individual passes he/she hears a slight wimpering in the darkness. At first, it almost sounds human...

At first I came up with a story line that involved a combination of Walter Mitty, Groundhog Day and An Incident at Owl Creek Bridge, but decided to scrap it on account of the fact that it was too dark and would only worry Mom. I am in the process of fleshing out another take. What will it be? Tune in Friday and find out!

Posted by Robert at June 22, 2005 08:39 AM

Thank you very much.

I'm dying with anticipation to see what your devious and creative mind has in store for us.

; )

Posted by: Christina at June 22, 2005 08:58 AM

My take would also be pretty dark, I'm afraid. First of all, the person passing by the restaurant would be a terrorist. The thing whimpering in the darkness would be some dark, Lovecraftian creature. Upon investigation, all that would remain of the terrorist would be bones.

Posted by: The Colossus at June 22, 2005 09:45 AM

Maybe your mom's right and you really do want to be a writer when you grow up ;)

Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Posted by: Kathy at June 22, 2005 11:28 AM
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