#FridaySnippets 11 – Friday Writing Game

After a few weeks of “unplugging” for the holidays (and, quite frankly, not writing much at all) I had no idea what to use for my next #FridaySnippets.

Thanks to Ruth Ellen Parlour for solving that issue with her idea to play a little game with #FridaySnippets this week!

Here are the rules she posted on her site:

  • Go grab a book. Any book. It doesn’t even have to be fiction.
  • Flip to a random page and pull out a line at random; it doesn’t even have to be a full sentence.
  • Write it down and for 15 mins, continue the story!
  • Feel free to post your writing in the comments section and feel free to comment on other people’s or share the game on your own blog.
  • Remember to have fun with this, it’s not a serious piece of writing so just get the juices flowing!

The book I grabbed my line from is “Waking Lazarus” by T.L. Hines. [GREAT BOOK! Find it on Amazon and GoodReads]

I’ve used bold type for the line from the book below, but to be clear, the line from the book is “An Idea flashed in his brain.”

As I’ve said before… HERE GOES NUTTIN’! Enjoy!

An idea flashed in his brain.

There was no question that escape was impossible. There was also no question that blood would flow. But whose blood and by whose hand?

Dean felt hopeless. Doomed. Only a person with the ability to bend space and time would stand a chance. That’s when the spark of brilliance came.

Transporting himself to another place or time in an instant wasn’t possible. This was the real world and that was the stuff of fiction. But what if he could make it seem as if he’d vanished? Not completely, but from one spot to another.

At that moment he was filled with appreciation for all those corny action and B-grade movies he had used to escape from his real world problems all his life.

He quietly patted himself down to take inventory of both what he carried and how he could carry other things safely. This would have to be quick and quiet – they were almost there.

He loaded the pockets of his cargo pants and jacket with odds and ends – pebbles, bolts, an old broken pencil and various scraps of the decomposing building – and headed outside. Now all he had to do was find the perfect spot to hide and lure both his adversaries into a battle between themselves.

“Out of sight, out of mind”, right?

Thanks for reading my #FridaySnippets! Feel free to… no, check that. PLEASE share your thoughts in the comments below I’d love to hear from you!

Thanks for spending time with me today!


6 Responses to #FridaySnippets 11 – Friday Writing Game

  1. Glad you found my writing game useful! I’m interested to know more: who are the adversaries!?

    • G.R. Bliss says:

      I’m not sure! I just started typing! It’s possible that I will figure that out in the near future though. These little things love to hang out in my head whether I like it or not. 😉

      Again, great idea! Thanks!

  2. Interesting. It certainly grabbed my attention. I want to know who his adversaries are and how he’s going to dupe them into fighting themselves so he can get away. Nice job.

    Out of interest, how are you enjoying Trinity?

    • G.R. Bliss says:

      Thanks Clare!

      Who they are, I have no idea. How he’s going to dupe them… I have an inkling. 😉

      LOVING Trinity! I’m only a short way into it (I didn’t read a lick through the holidays. Out running around all the time!) but it’s great! I’m actually planning to get some reading time in today. Expect a review in the near future. 😀

  3. It is a great feeling to write just for sheen fun, isn’t it? Really liked the lightness behind a fight or flight situation.

    • G.R. Bliss says:

      Absolutely! And a good reminder that we tend to write more when we’re less particular about where our fingers land on the first round of tapping. 😉

      Thanks Monica!

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