Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #6 — Cardigan

Welcome to Week 6 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge! Here’s a complete list of all the posts so far. Feel free to join in.

This week’s random word is: Cardigan.

Huh, as words go, cardigan is a wee bit of a doozy. The first word that sprang to mind was boring—think stroppy teenager.  But, there’s something to be said about lackluster words, they really make your imagination work hard to get something juicy.

I set the timer for my five-minute sprint and crossed my fingers that I’d stumble upon something, anything, that I could work with.

Here’s my first sprint (meandering and unedited):

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Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #5 — Call

Week 5: Call

Welcome to Week 5 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge! Here’s a complete list of all the posts so far if you’d like to join in.

This week’s random word is: Call.

I didn’t have much time to dilly-dally on the challenge today. The site was down for a couple of days while I moved from wordpress.com to wordpress.org. So, I pretty much just got my head down and let my imagination do its job.

Here’s my first sprint (unedited):

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Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #4 — Map

Week 4: Map

Welcome to Week 4 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge! Here’s a complete list of all the posts so far if you’d like to join in.

This week’s random word is: Map.

Before starting the timer this week, I found it challenging to just get myself to focus on the task at hand. I ended up resorting to an old favorite: the Pomodoro technique.

The Pomodoro technique, if you don’t already know, is a way of working in short intervals. Usually in twenty-five-minute segments with a five-minute break.

For this challenge, I set a five-minute timer with a ten-minute break in between. So, five for the first sprint, a break, then another five for the second sprint.

Here’s the (unedited) result of the first sprint:

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Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #3 — Backpack

Week 3: Backpack

Welcome to Week 3 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge!

This week’s random word is: Backpack.

This week’s word was a little easier for me to work with as backpacks can hold so much—weekend gear, camping gear, food, drink, a severed head. So, as with the other weeks, I took the word and wrote about it for a five-minute sprint.

Here’s the result (unedited):

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Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #2 — Zoo

Welcome to Week 2 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge!

This week’s random word is: Zoo.

Just like last time, I took the randomly generated word and wrote about it for five minutes. This was a tough one. I stared at the cursor for almost half of the allotted time before my brain kicked in with something.

Here’s the result (unedited):

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Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge #1 — Coffee

Welcome to Week 1 of Genre Scribes: Friday Fiction Writing Challenge! Check the post for how it works and how to join in.

Welcome to Week 1 of the Friday Fiction Writing Challenge!

This week’s random word is: Coffee.

Here’s my response, and a little on how I went about it.

With the prompt in mind and panic in my heart, I set the timer for five minutes and wrote what popped into my head about coffee.

Here it is, unedited:

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