Triple F: Crossword Clues #13, New Short Project, And The Start of an Edit…

Hope your week went well so far. My edit’s in full swing, which is good. I got contacted by a friend of a friend to do some writing, and that’s being evaluated now. Nothing big–she just came to me out of the blue based on what she’d heard me talk about (power of networking, I guess).

As you might know, every week there’s a writing prompt here at Fiction and Copy Decoded, which I call Fabulous Fiction Friday (I do my best not to miss a week, anyway).

Anyway, for this week’s Triple F, here’s what we’ve got:

Across clue: They can use a welcome sight (8 letters)

Down clue: British bloke (4 letters)

Based on how this one looks, the down clue has an “H” in it, and these two clues don’t intersect.

All right, what happens now?

The fun part, of course. Fictioning.

For these clues, I’ve got “sore eyes” and “chap.” And absolutely zero suggestion of a character, plot, or setting (unless you’d like to use a British dude as your main character–which is fine).

All those other details–plot, setting, backstory, and what-have-ya, will be up to you.

My brother tells me in the plural, “chaps” is pronounced like “shapps.” Like the cowboy stuff. Feel free to use that in a tale of your own, somehow.

Okay, so how about a pair of sore eyes? Who (or what) do they belong to? And why are they sore? How about red villain eyes that get sore every time they see something beautiful? What if the villain lives in an awesome forest and never goes outside? Why is this a problem? And is he likable enough for us to give more than one-eighth of a rip about him? Maybe a beautiful villainess gets lost in the woods collecting ingredients for a brew…

If you’d like to do the normal people/normal things, uh, thing, have at it. Maybe we could do lack of sleep for the sore eyes, or a guy that’s hung over, or says “chap” to describe his friends only when he’s annoyed.

All right. That’s about it for today. Remember, you can also combine ideas from this Crossword Clues prompt with one of the previous ones, or mix it up with any of the other prompt types (and the inkling for me to put a book together on the subject grows stronger…).

One more week of October, and then it’s Daylight Savings Time (or the awesome illusion for about 5 months of getting an extra hour per day, or however that is).

Make it an awesome weekend, with good memories, okay?

Until next time (and week),



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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