Once upon a time, a girl set out a list of thirty-odd words to use as writing prompts, hoping that the discipline of writing 50 words and only 50 words for each prompt would help her start writing again.
She didn’t get very far.
Nine prompts and 500 words later, she returned to the list, added a few more prompts, finessed a few of the completed prompts, and re-engaged the challenge.
I present to you today 100 words in two pieces inspired by the word “Scrabble.”
Prompt word: Scrabble
“It’ll be fun, he said.” Button sized rocks skid out from underfoot. “An easy path, he said.” The handhold breaks and tumbles down the mountainside. “You’ll love it, he said.” Two quick springs and a desperate grab. “See if I…” A final lunge over the ridge. “…listen to him again.”
Edmund eyed the board with distaste. “You’re sure this is a game.”
“Highly enjoyed by the monarchs of Shoka.” Erain poked the wooden letter tiles.
“Spelling. As a game.” One eyebrow arched.
Erain shrugged. “I’m told they hosted a week-long tournament.”
“And I thought Conrad’s taste in games was odd.”
Writing these half-drabbles is an interesting challenge. I have to choose my words with extreme care to convey the emotion and feel of the setting. And I have to consider a broad variety of scenarios to which those words can be applied. Plus it’s fun to experiment with styles.
What scenarios does “scrabble” bring to your mind?
Greetings, Friends! The lovely Keviana has invited me to join her as a guest blogger. Please do allow me to introduce myself.
I’m a daughter of the King of kings who loves reading and writing, stories and songs. I’m an accountant and storyteller, a teacher and friend. I’m a daughter and sister, an aunt and a niece. I’ll curl up by the fire with a mug of hot tea or hike up the mountains – either suits me.
You can call me Leigh Thalion. It’s not my legal name but it is a name I want to live up to. Essentially, it means “Steadfast shelter.” I want me and my home to be a place of shelter and certainty for my family and friends; a place they can come when everything is too much.
I’ve long been fascinated by edged weaponry and martial arts and have recently begun formal training in Krav Maga with a side of Muay Thai kickboxing for extra spice. I watch fight scenes in movies and TV shows much differently now. 🙂
While Keviana leans toward Sci-Fi in her writing, you’ll find I tend toward fantasy. You just can’t beat a good sword fight (sorry Keviana).
I’m slowly learning to step out of the box I’ve made for myself and to simply BE what God has made me – and looking to really see who that girl is along the way.
So come along with me as I wander the world with wonder.