Thursday, February 28, 2008

Curses!

glumCurses and spells come in many flavors: love, money, revenge, protection, healing, curse removal, luck, happiness.

For the following words, come up with names of curses or spells:
absorb
brown sugar
cat nap
deep end
eye ball
frisky
glum
humble
ice water
jewels
kaleidoscope
longings
meander
night edition
obsessive
primal
quake
rubber stamp
skillet
trio
undead
vanity
wound
extinguish
yearn
zephyr
If you need a jump start of ideas to get your brain thinking in spell names, here are the names of some actual spells you can buy on line that are a little more colorful than the generic "Love Spell". :-)
Preemptive-strike black curse
Financial-ruin black curse
Twisted-mind black curse
Doomed-to-fail black curse
Heartbreak black curse
Destroy-enemy black curse
Ultimate-revenge black curse
Grief-and-sadness black curse
Living-in-hell black curse
Haunting black curse
Break Them Up Now Spell
Restore My Life Spell
Cancel My Enemy Now Spell
Rescue Your Love Spell
Matchmaker Spell
Lucky Streak Spell
Come Back My Love Spell
Be My Valentine Spell
Couple-Buster Curse
Bind Us Together Spell
Creative Genius Spell
Winds of Change Spell
Irresistible Charm Spell
Banish Evil Spirits Spell
Shield of Isis Spell
Wall of Protection Spell

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

You won't remember this

PanviOn your character's birthday he or she finds in her pocket a handwritten note on a piece of paper torn from a spiral notebook.

You will have forgotten me by now but have a Happy Birthday!

Panvi


So who's Panvi and why are they sure they won't be remembered? Write about the forgotten encounter or the characters reaction or search for Panvi. Whatever inspires you. :-)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Top 10 tabloid headlines for February 2008

wwn-lincolnwomanThough the Weekly World News is no more, here's the headlines from the archives of City Newstand in Chicago, for writing prompts or just for fun :-)Top Ten Tabloid Headlines from FEBRUARY 1998
  1. INVASION OF THE CRAWFISH! -- WWN
  2. Gal with 36-inch-long fingernails kills herself -- WHILE PICKING HER NOSE! -- WWN
  3. It's official: Breaking wind can kill! -- WWN
  4. Getting your teeth cleaned can KILL you! -- WWN
  5. Man dies after eating 24 mouse heads! -- WWN
  6. ADS ON TOMBSTONES CUT BURIAL COSTS IN HALF! -- WWN
  7. DOG GOES CYBER CRAZY! 'Too smart' pooch turns into Internet $hopaholic -- SUN
  8. Bible expert's shocking claim . . . SATAN IS GAY! -- WWN
  9. IS SATAN REALLY A WOMAN? -- WWN
  10. JESUS vs. SATAN: Who should be on the $1 bill? -- WWN

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Furries!

MunchkinHere's the first line:

"Surely something that furry couldn't be ..."

Take it from there :-)

(Generated at First Words)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

What we love

monkeypigeonlove
We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   

So many possibilities! An object? A person? An idea? A moral tale? An immoral tale?

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Lavender demon

lavenderdemonChoose one or more of the following as inspiration for a 10-15 minute writing piece.
telepathic student
dusty fiend
fog-enshrouded altar
cat boy assassin
stolen chronicle
emperor's tomb
lavender demon
ancient sacrifices

Thursday, February 07, 2008

In case of fire

firefishMy daughter saw the results of this idea at school yesterday and she said they were great fun to read.

It's based on "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" by Laura Joffe Numeroff. If you haven't read it (the text is in the comments, though it's well worth borrowing the book to see the illustrations! -- there are also several follow ups) it begins with a simple action, which prompts other actions, that become more and more wild as they progress.

So here's the prompt:

Begin with "If there's a fire"

and end with "a fish will die."

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Terballs

ryborgUse the following "words" in sentences. See what the sound of them inspires. :-)
pimtpo
poortspo
terballs
tonopmac
seyekco
rellatte
rolepsia
etatsnok
ryon
aikaisil
punitif
tedneeg
eruvargr