Writing Group: March 8, 2023
We didn’t do any writing during this meeting. We were given a month to write a short story from two images, and I’ll post what I come up with next month. The following is from several months ago when my group used The Writer’s Toolbox for a creative writing exercise. Here are the three sticks I received:
- First sentence: Helen decided to become an exotic dancer
- Non sequitur: we were drinking champagne and losing our shirts
- Last straw: a blue index card
We were given five minutes to write, then we shared and discussed what we’d written. My humorous bit got several laughs.
After only two months, Helen decided to become an exotic dancer because of the way she made tea. No matter how she tried, it was undrinkable. One night we were drinking champagne and losing our shirts to Sam and Ethel. Suddenly, the sound of the dishwasher was like a chewed-on pencil just as it snapped. I rushed to the kitchen, flipped off the machine, slowly opened the door. Helen’s tea leaves were clumped on the bottom.
“Don’t put tea leaves in dishwasher! They can’t be re-used!” I wrote this on a blue index card and clipped it on the fridge.