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Mad-Lib Literature

So a good friend (thanks Gig) always encourages me to keep writing– every day, even a little.  This is advice I aim to take, which explains the blathers that appear on this blog.  They rarely have anything to do with writing other than that they are comprised of words and punctuation and are therefore, by any loose definition, written.

Today’s will be different.

Let’s do some Mad-Lib Literature.  If it works, I’ll make it a regular feature.  If it doesn’t, I may still make it a regular feature.  After all, train crashes are often just as engaging as tropical sunsets, yes?  Here’s how it will work.  Submit a story outline to me, via comment or email, containing the following three elements:

1) Character(s):  These can be existing figures, either real or fictional (and you can make them up, too).  Include 1-3.  Examples: Madeline Murray O’Hare and Bullwinkle; Severus Snape, Barack Obama and Scarlett Johannsen; female middle-aged unhappily married dental hygienist who secretly dreams of being a roller derby superstar; a twelve year old three-legged chihuahua.  Etc.

2) Setting:  The Swiss Alps, an urban office complex, the Twilight Zone, under your bed, etc.

3) Genre:  Action, romance, thriller, mystery, horror, chick-lit, pulp fiction, etc.

I will choose one idea and write a little something, trying to stay as true to the requirements as possible.  Challenge me.  It’ll be fun!  Let’s hear it.

Here’s my own outline submission:

CHARACTERS (2):  1– uber-geek forty-something fangirl; 2 — escaped convict posing as Star Trek’s lieutenant Worf in order to slip unnoticed through a crowded convention hall.

SETTING:  under an autograph table populated by the cast of  Battlestar Galactica.

THEME:  chick-lit.

Do not make me write this.  Seriously.  Send me your three-point outlines.  Onward!!

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4 responses

  1. Hester

    Ah… let’s make it easy for you.

    Characters (2): 1 – Ultra-conservative soccer mom ; 2 – two y/o twins; 3 – Harry Reid

    Setting: Stalled elevator

    Theme: Horror

    …just a drabble will do….

    July 11, 2011 at 4:03 pm

  2. Possibilities. Possibilities.

    July 11, 2011 at 4:37 pm

  3. Hi Geo! Love the idea! This idea came to my mind while i was reading this entry:

    1) CHARACTERS(2): Britney Sparks. A young reporter, that works as a columnist in newspapers that deal with politics. She believes that her job is not challenging enough and not inspiring as it should be, and she tries to enlighten the boring daily news in her column with her funny satire stories that she plans to publish one day. However it is difficult to succeed in the world of writing if you don’t have someones support. Even harder as her “conservative” Editor-in-Chief William Buck finds her her writing i too controversial for such newspapers. Will she succeed in her goals? It is up to you Geo! 🙂

    SETTING: The “Political Bulletin”(name of the newspapers) headquarters in New York.

    THEME: chick-lit.

    Hope you like it! 🙂

    July 11, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    • I like it. Definite possibilities. I haven’t done chick-lit yet. I might need a female pseudonym if I intend to be taken seriously, hmm?

      July 11, 2011 at 4:41 pm

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