Recently I made a commitment to begin writing a blog post every week. It is week four and I already have nothing to say this week. But that shouldn't stop me, so I'm resorting to something I saw on facebook a long time ago. It's a creative writing exercise. Enjoy, and feel free to participate yourself in the comments. Answer the 5 questions below and write a short story. 1. Find a fridge. Close your eyes. Pull something out. - Velveeta 2. Turn on the tv. Flip to channel 7. Describe what you see. - A man sitting at his desk. He has many platinum records on the wall 3. Type your pet's name into google. Follow the 6th link. What are the last 4 words on that page? - the cave of Machpelah 4. Pick up your cellphone. Go to your recent calls. Who called you last? - My aunt 5. Take all the answers from above and write a short story.
My aunt emerged from the cave of Machpeleh clutching a platinum record and the rope she always used to guide herself when spelunking.
"How did you get that?" I asked.
"You won't believe it," she said. "I wasn't treasure hunting. I was just planning to take pictures. I thought I'd just see stalactites and cave stuff. But after crawling through a small hole I came to a fully furnished office. And there was a man sitting there"
"Was he ok?" I asked.
"He was fine," she replied. He looked at me and said "I've been down here quite a long time just writing songs and living off my stored supplies. I'm sick of canned beans. Do you have any food?"
"I have this chunk of velveeta. I always carry it in case I get stuck or lost in a cave."
"I'll trade you one of these platinum records for it." he said almost desperately.
"Deal." I said. I gave him the chunk of cheese and took a record. Then I left before he realized what he'd done or before things got any weirder.
Write your own in the comments