Saturday, December 4, 2010

Blog Chain - Tales of Totally Random Awesomeness



All right, my blog chain lovelies :) For our last blog chain of the year, I get the honor of picking the topic. So I thought we'd have a little fun :D Her Royal Sharkness Janet Reid often runs fun little contests in which she'll list 6 totally random words that entrants must form into 100 words or less stories. I've participated. I've enjoyed. Now I want to see what you guys can come up with :)

Soooo, thanks to my husband's awesome flip-through-the-dictionary-randomly-stopping-and-blindly-pointing-to-a-word technique, here is your task:

In 100 words or less, write a story using the words ride, post, soulless, local, dehydrator, girdle. Your story may take on any form you wish. The only two rules are 1. you can't simply list the 6 words; you must actually craft them into something creative, and 2. you must use ALL six of them.

Have fun :D Be sure to stop by Shaun's blog tomorrow to see what he comes up with! In the meantime, here is mine :)


The soulless girdle squeezed the life out of me. Every breath a fresh tidal wave of pain. But I looked good. The local boys wouldn’t know what to do with themselves. I twitched, paranoid my ridiculous undergarments would ride someplace unfortunate. I sighed. I’d never be one of those girls on the cover of the magazines, the ones that looked like they’d had one too many run-ins with a dehydrator. But I had curves no stick-post runway model would ever have. I gave my dress a final tug and stepped into the flash of camera lights. Show time. (98 words) :D

15 comments:

T C Mckee said...

Good job! I was wondering what could be done with "dehydrator". Love the ever clever Madam Shark.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Well done! Fun thing to do.

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

I didn't know "random" and "awesomeness" went together. ;)

Madeleine said...

Great fun, very enjoyable and I loved the line: my ridiculous undergarments would ride someplace unfortunate. :O)

Shaun Hutchinson said...

LOL. This is great. I'm a bit intimidated :)

Vampires and Tofu said...

That was awesomesauce!

Michelle H. said...

This will be interesting to do. Love the story. I'm not sure how I'll use both "girdle" and "dehydrator" in a story. Loved your approach at the story :)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Wow! That's a pretty impressive use of random words!

Vicki Rocho said...

Good job! I struggle with incorporating pre-determined words into a story. 100 words really isn't that many, so you have to get creative to cram them all in there!

Eric said...

Oh, you are brutal. What a way to really make us think before the end of the year LOL. Seriously though, I like what you did here and I'm looking forward to what I can come up with. Great idea, Michelle.

Cole Gibsen said...

ha! Love it!!

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

That was awesome! Very nice and tight writing - I don't know if I'll be able to get under 100 words!

writerchick6 said...

Love love! So creative and great angle!

www.margiewrites.com

nomadshan said...

Cool, Michelle! I think this is my favorite chain assignment.

Kat Harris said...

I love this chain topic. It's a great challenge.