Triple F: What Does This Remind You Of?

How’s your week been? Mine’s been all right–telling you about the off-the-cuff stuff my family tells me.

Which inspired this week’s Triple F–which is the weekly fiction prompt, for those of you who don’t know.

Here we go:

Your story must contain the phrase: “Really? That tastes like…”

Okay, you can fill that ellipsis with a noun, obvious–person, place, thing, idea, concept, what-have-ya.

We have no gender, or setting, just a plot point–one snippet of dialogue, is what it amounts to. And it’s more like a snippelette (there I go…)

My point here is WHY this dialogue is there, in your story.

(And this noun doesn’t have to be a thing only. Veronica Roth built an entire world off of the nouns that describe the different factions in the Divergent series).

You can turn something small into something big.

Okay, how about:

“This tastes like chicken?” What does? And why?

The word “really” is here. That leads me to think this character is making a comparison to another character’s words or experience. You’d have to discover who that character is.

We could say “that tastes like laptop.” How would the character know what laptops taste like? Are they mutated to subsist on circuitry? (I couldn’t resist).

All right, that’s enough to get the creative juices primed, I think. I didn’t mean to Mad Lib this whole thing with the mini-English lesson, but things seem to work out in the end.

Next Monday is February 1st. January 2016 will be gone forever.

Make it a great weekend, with good memories, all right?

Until next time (week, and month),



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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