Thursday, January 15, 2009

Obfuscation

Write an epigraph for a story or book. An epigraph is that cryptic bit of poetry at the beginning of a story that makes your brain hurt ;-) Often they're quotes or bits of other people's poetry that inspired the story, or connect some way.

But don't let truth get in the way of creativity! Be cryptic and obscure and make someone else's brain hurt. Use at least 10 of the words. You might try writing a phrase inspired by the word and then rearranging the phrases. You might combine words to see how they work on one line.

When you're satisfied, take it to the next step and see what story it inspires in you

lonely
unchanged
offspring
knock
spirits
overridden
know
hang
discards
crucial
cure
imposed
restrains
device
skipped

Random words from Random Word.
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