How’s it going? We got our primary phone line fixed at the house this week—no idea what went wrong there—except for the droning dead sound, of course.
And then there was the Tuesday power outage when I was working on drafting a post or two.
All right. Let’s get to it for today. Here’s the prompt for this week’s Fabulous Fiction Friday:
Your story must include this phrase:
All he could think about was the last chip in the bag.
Now the fun part—coming up with cool ideas to flesh this out.
Let’s start with what I didn’t say:
I didn’t say the chip was made of potatoes—it could be corn, wood, paint, or anything else you could name—or make up. The part after that is figuring out WHY it’s that way. Which will lead to a story.
“He” here doesn’t have to be human. We could have a dog, frog, robot, spider, alien, or some other creature instead.
All right, now on to what I did say.
He can’t stop thinking about it. Why? Because he wants it? Or maybe…he fears it? Why would he be afraid of a chip in a bag? There’s one for you.
Maybe he wants to show someone he loves her, and is saving it for her, but his hunger is getting the better of him. Will she be impressed—or upset? One measly chip? C’mon, man!
Why is it the last chip in the bag? Because he ate the rest? If so, why is he thinking about it? Is there a time lapse (like maybe a few hours) and he’s hungry again?
Where is the bag? I was thinking guy with a normal chip bag on a table, to be honest—but that doesn’t mean YOU have to do things that way. It could be in a cabinet, desk drawer, or any number of other places in a house (or shed, garage, workshop…)
Well, that’s it for today. October has just started. Another month to launch ahead.
I hope you do more of that too, these coming weeks. I’ve already had a lot of experiences so far that I’ll never forget.
Make it a great weekend.
Until next time,