Friday, August 10, 2007

The Milk Wagons of August

Whenever I'm stumped for ideas, my wife and I play a game. She has ten minutes to come up with a topic, and I have 48 hours to write a short story about it. It's fun for both of us, and it really helps with creativity and writers block.

This month, I was stumped for a picture for the August Wordsmiths challenge, so I asked my wife for a story idea. Without hesitation she said "a milk wagon." How she pulled that one out of the air, I don't know.

A Google image search for "milk wagon" turned up this gem. There's enough story fodder in there for a hundred tales. Have at it folks.

Stories are due by August 31 as a link posted in the comments section.


12 comments:

Bobo the Wandering Pallbearer said...

Alright then. My take.

tiff said...

Jeepers Bobo! That's fast!

Ursus Incongnitus said...

Mine is up.

http://theunknownbear.blogspot.com/2007/08/pull-forward.html

Camiseta Personalizada said...
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Antique Sailor said...

I love it. I had a different problem when writing my book: so much to say and how not to over do it. Turns out I overdid trying to keep it sort of bare bones adventure. Every reader who has given me their reaction said they couldn't put it down but wished I had "fleshed it out more". Wonderful idea anyway. I'm going to steal it since I've been invited to lecture at some writing classes come fall.

tiff said...

Mary - steal away - and send all the lecturees here if you don't mind. KF and I welcome the chance ot read new writers.

Camiseta - um...OK. Thanks for stopping by.

Ursus - I'm sure it's wonderful, and can't wait to read.

Joe said...

what a fun idea! I'm gonna play too! I was wondering why everyone had the same picture up on their blog . . . I'll write one too.

Kingfisher said...

What's with all the dang bears around here?!

Joe said...

Mine!

Bobo the Wandering Pallbearer said...

So this is the second stab at this prompt. Just for clarity, this was my first stab.

tiff said...

Let me try this the cool kid way:

Mine's
here

No Celery Please said...

Here 'tis