Saturday, June 13, 2009

My Prompt

Okay, I think I did this correctly. But if I didn't please forgive me. I've had a long day that included rescuing a desk from the recycling center (makes my old desk look like it belongs in a second grade class), sick kids, driving a half hour for chinese food only to discover I went to the wrong restaurant and the one I really ordered from (in error) is only 2 minutes from my house.

So, I only did 4.

1) Core 2 (from my Dell tower)
2)Winter Signs (written on the top of one of my kid's school papers)
3)Surprise Return (From a TV Guide article)
4)All The Reasons- (From a Reisen candy ad)

Story Premise

1)Core 2- A team of scientists must recreate the earth's core for the survival of mankind.

2)Winter Signs-A loner in the mountains is forced to share his home with a stranded hiker during a blizzard.

3)Surprise Return-Sarah had no reason to doubt that Ted was never going to return, but when he comes back with a fiance, she has to deal with her broken heart all over again.

4)All The Reasons-There was nothing that Beth and Pete had in common, but they still couldn't imagine a life apart.

I did an exercise like this before. My group had to come up with a title and premise or hook for each letter in the alphabet. It was fun and came up with some good ideas!


Marianne Arkins said...

So... you gonna write any of these?

And, I'm sorry, but I had to laugh about the Chinese restaurant...

Ceri Hebert said...

I don't know... but I kind of like the Winter Signs idea.

Yeeehhhh... the Chinese restaurant thing. I thought about that later and had to shake my head. I was actually not pleased with the initial idea of having to drive all the way up to get the food. I was tired, I was grubby from moving that desk and it was the last thing I wanted to do. So I was in an ugly mood and doing my usual grumbling about it. If I'd just been calm and cool I would've called the right place, but instead I screwed up because of my own bad temper.

There's a lesson there.