This is a story with only verbs and adjectives. I’m not going to explain anymore than that.
Got it? Let me know in the comments and what you think happened.
March 10th, 2015 at 6:46 am
March 10th, 2015 at 9:10 pm
Thanks. 🙂 Well played.
March 10th, 2015 at 9:33 am
Either they’re words to prompt a student in an English class or maybe a writer’s horror story? 🙂 Hope he/she made out of their chaotic world of despair or whatever they were going through, then got inspired enough to write their story. 🙂
March 10th, 2015 at 9:08 pm
It does have a happy ending, Joyce. Because there are no nouns here, it’s open to interpretation so I thought I’d let people say what they thought was the story. I’ll fill in the gaps next week so you can see the whole story.
March 10th, 2015 at 10:19 pm
Sounds good. 🙂
March 10th, 2015 at 11:41 am
Clearly the poor writer is very frustrated. Then a bad guy enters the room. The writer, who was probably snacking on blood oranges and drinking green tea, proceeds to feel threatened and throws the tea at the poor innocent interloper. (Ok, so perhaps the interloper might have threatened the writer first, and demanded, a happy ending, perhaps?) After the ‘bad guy’ is incapacitated by the tea, the ‘good guy’ runs away. (The good guy is the writer. Probably fiction. Hence the problem with happy endings.) We then cut to the chase. (Complete with gunshots and narrow escapes and a dead end.) Then, after a bit, the ‘bad guy’ reveals himself to merely be the ‘good guy’s’ muse. After swearing off green tea, the author drinks a fresh cup of coffee and finishes the [novel].
March 10th, 2015 at 9:03 pm
I like it. Makes sense. 🙂
March 10th, 2015 at 11:17 pm
All of a sudden, I like nouns very much! I think the part of my brain that processes information is missing tonight. Oh, help! I like that it ends happily. That he’s furious, waves and then chuckles. I think he was able to finish his story and he finished it drinking coffee. And he was up all night. I just made up that last bit!
March 11th, 2015 at 7:56 pm
That’s your job, to fill in all the nouns and other bits. Actually, I’ve decided to write the whole story for next Monday, so you won’t be in suspense about the nouns and conjunctions and whatnot for long.
March 11th, 2015 at 8:24 am
All these lovely words, like a salve or warm water trickling down your back 🙂
March 11th, 2015 at 7:47 pm
That’s a lovely way to put it. That’s how I feel about really well done poetry, so I will take that as a very high compliment. 🙂
March 12th, 2015 at 3:58 am
I think most writers love words. I like reading the dictionary coming up with one that stops me in my tracks – ken is a recent one – one’s range of knowledge or sight 🙂
March 12th, 2015 at 11:04 pm
Yes, I like ken. It seems like a small, comfortable word that fits well in the mouth.
March 11th, 2015 at 10:33 am
Sounds like my Thursdays at work. XD
March 11th, 2015 at 7:45 pm
Including the fake gun? Although you are at a hagwon…
March 16th, 2015 at 10:59 pm
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