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50 Words or Less: Turn your head and write

Discussion in 'Writers' Room' started by Occlith, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. Occlith

    Occlith Well-Known Member

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    This is a writing game to get your imagination flowing or to take a break from any serious writing activities. Type or handwrite this assignment in poetry or prose, in any style or form. I am using Microsoft Word since it has a word count feature.

    As you write, try not to over think the assignment. Just put down the words as they come to you; it doesn’t have to make sense; you can rewrite them later if your wish.

    The reason for the fifty word limit is to entice you to write something without getting bogged down in too much detail or struggling to write more.
    If you are inspired to expand your piece, great!

    From where you are sitting, reading this thread,
    turn your head to the left or right and describe what you see in fifty words or less.
     
  2. Occlith

    Occlith Well-Known Member

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    A drawing table – white surfaced particle board, black edging, 30° tilt, poised on black metal adjustable tubing. The neglected reading material scattered atop negates the table’s intended purpose.
     
  3. Vespertilio91

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    The Scent of Shadows: The First Sign of the Zodiac
    The White Lady sobs.
    Her tears flutter on wings of snow,
    Cascading to the Earth.
    They plummet, faster, faster, 'til
    They ricochet on land.

    The wings dissolve,
    And from their ashes we are born.
    We are Her children,
    And we follow her tears,
    To live, always falling.

    I like this game. Quite fun to think of something in only 50 words. That twas very difficult (I always over-describe! :D)
     
  4. Occlith

    Occlith Well-Known Member

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    Well done, Vespertilio91, that is really good.
     
  5. Maizara

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    Peace and quiet. An ambience perfect to be fully immersed in another world. The blue spine on the bookshelf is awaiting to be picked up. A gentle brush sent a tinge of excitement through the fingers. For now, rest a while more. A voice beckons and I'm back to reality.
     
  6. Occlith

    Occlith Well-Known Member

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    Nicely written, Maizara
    Ah, yes. Know the feeling. :(
     
  7. Occlith

    Occlith Well-Known Member

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    The morning light slips between the gap of wall and curtain.
    A thin sliver illuminates the dust.
    Tiny stars float in my room; motes of dander and mites.
     
  8. mehastings

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    wow...exactly fifty!

    I spy a room vibrating with tension. A space far too small, the room seems to sag, laden with the glare of sixteen monitors, one constant television and many bad attitudes. It holds quite the pair, the fool and the witch. They alternate bad decisions and bitching about others’ incompetence.
     
  9. Vespertilio91

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    Thanks, Occlith. I'm gonna try again. It's kind of fun!

    The last time I visited here, my pilgimage was incomplete. Now I settle on inconsistent failures, a trepid tour my medicinal therapy. Synchronizing herbal aromas with sanitary pinpricks, I do not change. I relapse to how I once was, inept and unreliable. Simply, I am finally healed.
     
  10. Occlith

    Occlith Well-Known Member

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    I like this line, especially.
     
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    You wouldn't if you worked there! Our dispatch center has sixteen computer monitors in it and there can be between one and five people working in there. The room is NOT big.


    Thank you though!
     
  12. Vespertilio91

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    A wedding reception, clad in black and white and spots of crimson, a pair of lips. A cheating husband looking at the young brunette smirking at the other end. It's one more moment, one more lie to weave. A vengeful wife. A bit of poison. Instant gratification.
     
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    I must say : not that easy ! But really a good game ! Good idea !
    Word writes 50 words exactly :
    I see my eyes being lost in some dreams by the night.
    I’m hypnotized by the letters on a screen that try to charm my eyes.
    But I won’t let it win for I want my sleep light.
    But as I’m still there to my conscience I must say lies.
     
  14. Occlith

    Occlith Well-Known Member

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    orange
    loquat
    palm
    peach
    lime
    fig
    me

    mulberry invades our turf
    birds assist the invasion
    grubs gnaw at the roots

    unviewed by the solar eye
    i resist the pull of topsoil
     
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    Occlith Well-Known Member

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    I don't always see
    but I usually can hear
    the "F"ed up neighbors
    yapping out
    their shite everyday
    yelling
    at the dog
    at the kid
    in anger
    to a freind
    just to be loud
     
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    Darkness - could only be broken by light
    Silence - could only be broken by sound
    Glass - could only be broken by me
    Sam - will be broken by mum.

    by sam (me)

    Not a great result, but only 27 words in a 5 minute break, well i enjoyed it anyway :)
     
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    Numerous holes in the walls that once supported documents no longer valid, calendars, maps and shelves lined with textbooks are all overshadowed by the teddy bear, so lovingly given by a favorite niece, and the bulletin board holding the truly important documents: images of friends and family smiling at me.
     
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    I need a washer!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The laundromat. Kids running around, where the hell are their parents? God, I want to leave. My dryer is spinning, and spinning. Red, blue, black and white. WHITE! How did a white get in there? CRAP! I Hope its not my new tank top. Where are their parents?!?!
     

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