School is almost over for me, and with the end of school comes finals. UGH. Stress, stress, stress. For this last prompt, let us have some fun with this easy little game. Here’s what you do. Take some of the books that are lying near you or closest to you. Flip to random pages. Find some sentences and try to stitch a story together. Points if it’s funny. Points if it’s sad. Hell, points if it makes any sense. The goal is to try to make some sort of small one to two paragraph story out of this, but at the very least I hope you find some fun sentences.
Prompt #12: For fun, craft together a story or story opening in a paragraph or two from different books you have lying near you. At the end, list what books you got the sentences from.
It was still raining and soon the windows were wet and you could not see out. I woke early, having slept soundly and dreamlessly thanks to the drug abuse. Can you believe how long it’s been? In those days there was no money to buy books. The autumn winds blew. It makes sense, if you think about it. Mankind, I suppose, is designed to run on – to be motivated by – temptation.
I remember undressing, putting on a bathrobe, and standing out on the balcony. I knew I was quite drunk, and when I came in I put on the light over the head of the bed and started to read.
It was raining.
It was hard to process. I don’t need a job. He’s going to buy me a house. Standing there I wondered how much of what we had felt on the bridge was just hunger. It was a little past noon and there was not much shade, but I sat against a trunk of two of the trees that grew together, and read. I’d spent a whole week thinking about this. I don’t know what to do. It made me nervous.
A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway
Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer
Lamb by Christopher Moore
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Notes: Of course, I have to go the hard route and try to make it coherent and serious haha. It wasn’t the easiest thing to craft together, and they aren’t really stories as much as they are perhaps the beginnings to really confused, tense-shifting stories, but oh well. It was fun. I hope all of you come up with some interesting stuff with this too.
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