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[meme] Writing prompts

Here are the rules: 1. Write as much as you can on each prompt in precisely one minute; set a timer. Stop in the middle of whatever sentence you're typing. 2. Add your own prompt to the end of the list. 3. Tag five people. 4. Credit the source of the meme. I like this timer: http://www.online-stopwatch.com/


1. What happens inside a hallway full of spikes?

Men bleed in a hallway full of spikes. They crash about in blood-loss induced insanity; they have lost their horizontal. They have lost their vertical. Their eyes are mad in terror and agony, but they press on. They press on because their princess is in another castle, and they must get out of this nightmarish, hypnotizing castle of terrors and go get her, go kiss her, go wake her from her slumber. She is the only one who can end the plague of rotten peaches, and

2. Why is the fairy bleeding?

She's bleeding because she's emerged from the hallway of spikes; she will be the one to emerge triumphant, kiss the sleeping princess, and save the kingdom from the plague of rotten peaches. Never before has a fairy been hailed as a hero in this anti-fairy-bigoted land, and she will

3. Who is the man in the hollow tree?

He is the man with the wart on his man; he hides underneath his fedora and cape and emerges only at night, where he commits acts of do-goodery to unsuspecting kittens and bleeding fairies. He meets our fairy as she flies in a wobbly fashion toward the proper castle, the one where the peach-freshening prin

4. When will the sun rise in the north?

The sun will rise in the north on the day that the world ends; and the day that the world ends will be the day when all of the peaches have gone rotten, and every fairy has been slain by bigots and maggots. Stupid maggots. The man in the hollow tree has no patience for maggots. Someday, he will rise against them, and the kittens will be at his side, kittens who are now full-grown and

5. Where do baby crocodiles go to learn how to fly?

Heaven, duh. But there is a place on earth where it's possible, a gully in the middle of an enchanted meadow, just outside of the orchard of mystical (and fresh!) peaches. This is the gully of the flying crocodile, and baby crocodiles sense it at birth and crawl toward it, guided by an internal compass. The fact that they loiter in swamps and rivers and bite people and

Credit goes to bettybaker for starting this meme. I tag kailara, nidoking, kay_brooke, interactiveleaf, and merovingian

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nidoking
Jul. 20th, 2010 04:19 pm (UTC)
Remind me to do this when I get home, or I'll forget.
bettybaker
Jul. 20th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
I totally shall! What time (Pacific time) do you get home? I'll see what I can do.
nidoking
Jul. 20th, 2010 06:15 pm (UTC)
No, this comment should be good enough. I'll get it in my E-mail and remember what I need to do.
merovingian
Jul. 20th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Rad! This was really fun!

I'm only posting recipes in my LJ right now, so I hope it's okay to reply in comments?

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Here are the rules: 1. Write as much as you can on each prompt in precisely one minute; set a timer. Stop in the middle of whatever sentence you're typing. 2. Add your own prompt to the end of the list. 3. Tag five people. 4. Credit the source of the meme. I like this timer: http://www.online-stopwatch.com/


1. What happens inside a hallway full of spikes?

Oh man, what *doesn't* happen inside a hallway full of spikes should be the real question. People play spike-tetherball, have spike-dances, and so on. There's always a place to hang your hat inside a hallway full of spikes. And everyone is so courteous - no one pushes or shoves, because that kind of nonsense would lead to

2. Why is the fairy bleeding?

I know this must be frightening for the fairy the first time, but it's perfectly normal. The fairy's uterus (which is about the size of a pinhead) builds up a lining that would protect the fairy's children if the fairy were to become pregnant. Once this builds up, usually a month or so,

3. Who is the man in the hollow tree?

Old Hollow-Tree Ed? Don't you worry about him. Nicest guy you'd ever meet. He sells postcards out of that hollow tree. He tells the tourists a different story every time about the reason he's "stuck" in there, but he's not stuck in here. He goes home in the evening, makes more postcards, and thinks up new stories. And watches TV.

4. When will the sun rise in the north?

At dawn, I suppose. But not regular dawn. SIDEWAYS DAWN. Turn a clock sideways and wait until dawn, and you know what time it will be? I guess it would still just be dawn, I suppose. Maybe that was a bad analogy. Perhaps we just need to turn the earth ninety degrees, except that would probably kill eve

5. Where do baby crocodiles go to learn how to fly?

There is a tower up in the mountains, those swampy mountains. And I know you don't think it's possible to have swampy mountains, but go to the beaver-scorched mountains of Tierra Del Fuego and you'll see. Up that swampy mountain and on to the tower at the top. The crocodiles gather there. First they learn courage, to climb the

6. What beckons us to the doorway?

Nothing, really. I mean, nothing external. Genetics, then, or the way our bodies shape around ecology. That doorway has been here since we were (as a biosystem) still in the "amino acids getting zapped by lightning" stage. We can barely even see the doorway anymore, it's so deeply ingrained in our thought. It's like

Credit goes to [Unknown LJ tag] for starting this meme.

Edited at 2010-07-20 09:41 pm (UTC)
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