Four sides to a story

  Todays assignment: Write a scene in which a moving automobile hits a man. The man: I’d been to the shop across the street from the old museum to buy some food for dinner. Lambs meat and garlic for meat balls, and I was walking there with my shopping bag. I wasn’t really in a […]

Francisco

Todays assignment: Think of a person you don’t like, and describe what you might say if you had to share an elevator ride together. Then describe what happens when the elevator breaks down. For six hours. In my first year at high school there was a really sweet and nice girl called Else, who had […]

She expected him to propose but then…

Todays assignment: Under the headline: Change would do you good, I am asked to start my story with a change in my protagonists life. So here we go: Thomas had arranged their vacation and paid for the trip out of his own pocket, which was unusual, because they used to share all costs, and he […]

My heroine

Today’s assignment: Interrogate your characters These days I’m writing a skeleton for a romance novel. I’m happy with what I’ve come up with so far and I’m nearly done with that part of the work. The next step is to learn more about the people in the story. So, from the top of my head, […]

Art and I

Today’s assignment: Write about your first artistic expression My very first memory of doing something artistic is nothing more than a glimpse really, a vague remembrance of being in my kindergarten, dressed to look like a spring flower. We were 3 or 4 small girls, and I was 3 or 4 years old. I don’t […]

How to get rid of your husband

Today’s assignment: Invent the perfect crime A perfect crime. In my opinion it’s not just that it can’t be proven that the perpetrator actually committed the crime. No, what good does it to be a suspect for the rest of your life? I think that a perfect crime is one, where the perpetrator never becomes […]

Money in the safe

Today’s assignment: Write a story that begins with: Three days past before they found the body. A realtor had found a possible buyer for the estate and had made the trip all the way out into the woods to see if everything looked nice and presentable before he was going to show the estate to […]

You’re not the only one

Today’s assignment: Polygamy My (almost) ex-husband was born and raised in Cairo in Egypt. He still has both his parents, some siblings and a lot of friends there, and every time he goes there on vacation, they all meet and spend a lot of time together. As children and youngsters they walked in and out […]

Dark roads

Today’s assignment: Urban legend “I get around Get around round round I get around From town to town Get around round round I get around…” The radio played an old Beach Boy song and he sang along. Singing out loud was one of the best ways he knew to stay awake. It was late and […]

Tabs

Today’s assignment: Describe the most boring job you’ve ever suffered through As a single mom with artistic tendencies and two kids with never ending demands for food and school tuitions I’ve had a long line of more or less strange jobs over the years, but the most boring job I’ve ever had was a job […]