Sometimes lowering the stakes for a story can be the best way to make your writing go well.
So let’s play. Let’s be silly. Let’s write a story that can’t possibly be a masterpiece and just, instead, have some fun.
How? I’m going to give you a list of words and you’re going to write a story using them. I’d love it if you’d post your story in the comments, so we can all compare notes.
(Sometimes it’s surprising how much non-terrible writing comes out of this exercise!)
Use these words in your short-short story: die, ago, seat, time, imagining, even, making, league, sacrifices, rose