Bonus Exercise…What if…

I was inspired on my run this morning by something I saw so I’ve decided to throw down another writing exercise for everybody.

Imagine that you are running on a trail and you come across a box. The box says Do Not Open…what do you do? Write a short story on this and make sure you answer the following questions:

  • What does the box look like? Describe the features and describe how old you think it is? What is the box made of? How big or small is it?
  • Where were you when you found it? Describe the weather and setting
  • Did you open the box? If yes, what was inside? If no, why not?
  • What did you do after you opened or didn’t open the box?
  • Does the box contain magical powers? Does it contain something valuable? Is it empty?
  • Where do you think the box came from?
  • How did the box end up on the running trail?

Lots of good ideas here to get started on your story!

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Guided Pen…

Use any or all of the words from this mornings guided pen exercise to create a short story.

  • angels
  • heaven
  • guidance
  • guardian
  • wings
  • clouds
  • freedom
  • song
  • breathe
  • stretch
  • energy
  • music
  • physical
  • spiritual
  • love
  • eternal
  • bridge

Be sure to do your own guided pen frequently. It helps with the brainstorming process and allows you to see words or ideas that you may not have used or thought about using.

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