In the midwest US, it is currently both snowing and shining bright sunlight. So that’s the dichotomy of this week: What unexpected things are revealed during writing and other forms of creativity? For instance, the beauty revealed by the interplay of light and shadow, or the meditative quality of knitting metal to create certain chainmail patterns that inspires insight and solutions. Does the flow of writing ever surprise you?
How about some prompts for a surprise? Here are this week’s trades:
|AC Young||A traveller wakes up to find a unicorn and a pegasus looking at him/her.||nother Mike|
|Becky Jones||Cleaning out boxes of stuff from your deceased mother, you find a set of letters to her from somebody whose name you’ve never heard before. You read through them and realize that they make no sense whatsoever. Your spouse suggests that the letters are coded.||Leigh Kimmel|
|nother Mike||He/she wasn’t quite sure what it meant when the little anime figure beside the computer monitor started talking, but it probably wasn’t a good sign.||Fiona Grey|
|Fiona Grey||The man on the motorcycle looked normal. In the sidecar, however, was an orangutan.||AC Young|
|Leigh Kimmel||In the backyard stars shone brighter than the others / That I rarely see through the smog through the haze that covers / The home that I used to live in (from “Rescue” by Eve6||Becky Jones|
Want in on the fun? Email email@example.com, and if you’re commitment shy or just have an idea you’d like to share with the world, put “spare” in the subject line. Oh, and if you just want to grab and idea and play along? That’s what spares are designed for!
|Spares||The pair entered the crucible…|
|Spares||When they turned the corner, the world changed…|
|Spares||When you wear SmartGoggles ™, you can see what is really happening! (SmartGoggles is not responsible for demons or other infestations that may occur)|
|Spares||He looked at the hook in the middle of the sandwich laying on the park bench, and tugged gently on the line running into the bushes…|
|Spares||A voice spoke out of the burning bush by the side of the path…|
|Spares||A river of mist and a submarine duck|
That’s all for now for this week, and may your cognitive dissonance be as peaceful as possible. Until we see each other in the comments, adieu!