How’s your week been? We’ve got some left before the weekend hits, so…
Let’s get to it.
Today is Fabulous Fiction Friday.
As far as work, for me that’s much the same–looking after other people who are coaching writers, prospecting, and what-have-ya.
In the weekly Dungeons and Dragons campaign, we’ve gone toward resolving our fighter being dead, and gotten introduced to the airship the campaign is named after. All the while another thread has formed (a new character) that has yet to be tied in with what we’re doing, and things swapped back and forth a bit to keep track of both.
There’s many reasons why I write so much about D&D…one is, a lot of it connects to writing, storytelling, and/or business in one form or another. And I’ve discovered life is, a lot of the time, some mix of eat/sleep/work with occasional fun stuff thrown in…otherwise it’s pretty much the same.
Then again, that’s all a matter of perspective.
Your prompt for this week’s Triple F is:
Your character invites someone else to a boring activity to keep them company, and they have an awesome time.
All right. To the fiction. You’ll have backstory, gender, and what-have-ya to throw in here, as well as details about the boring activity (and also a few hints about why the character considers it boring). It could be they associate it with being bored from childhood, or something else.
You’ll also have to determine whether it was the activity or the other character that generated the awesomeness here (I was kinda thinking the first one, but you can do the other one if you want to).
Another thing to think about is why the activity is here in the first place (since for many people, if they consider an activity boring, they usually skip it if they have the choice to).
Maybe something like:
Stacy invited Russ from Accounting to fold napkins for her cousin’s rehearsal dinner. She didn’t know why he agreed to come–there’d be a thousand excuses she would have thought up, if he had asked her.
That is, until she saw him perfectly fold napkins into a ten-foot pyramid. And she didn’t believe for one second the line about “I like making order out of chaos.” Okay, maybe. But the other 65% of his reasoning was something else. It had to be.
Or maybe Will invited Hannah to organize his dad’s tools for the estate sale. It happened in a week, and he didn’t know if he would make it in time. He felt sorry for her, and stupid for asking, because sorting tools would be long, boring work. For some reason, she genuinely seemed to enjoy it, which seemed odd, but he’d never really talked to her.
She also talked about the history of a lot of the older pieces. He’d take her out for dinner as a thank-you…but mostly so they could talk some more.
That’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling down the hill, I think.
May 2019 has one more week.
Make it a great weekend with good memories, all right?
Until next time (and week),