Saturday, February 6, 2010

Too much of a good thing

too....many....donuts! *feels sick and completely hyper at the same time*
Today I went to my amazing sister-in-law's house (the sister-in-law, not the house. Although that is cool too) and had her amazing homemade donuts. *drool*
so right now I'm bouncing off the walls! WEE!

*cough* anyway. First, before I forget again, I shall tell you about mine and Anne's Amazing Spectacular Adventure.
ok, so we basically had enough sugar to keep us fully awake till 2:30 am. O_o
also, she showed me Doctor Who ^_^
I almost finished my last Christmas present *cough cough*
We watched some more Doctor Who

Also, for todays Writing Friday, I am super excited about.
I don't know if I have mentioned him before, but I have a slightly irritating little brother. Well, recently he's been much less annoying. And so I've been helping him with his short story/novella he's been trying to write. To demonstrate some of the techniques he needs to learn, we are both writing short stories based on these prompts I came up with.

Then I had this awesome idea. If we're both doing it, why not put it here and have everybody do it?! ok, so you're not required to participate, but it would be awesome if anybody did.

The idea is to write a short story that includes four of these items/people/settings/elements as key plot points.

A staff
  • Very old. Dark wood, yeah
  • Strange symbols carved into it
  • it could be magical, or not

  • Musty/dusty. Hardly used
  • Weird books
  • Could be abandoned

Rose bush
  • Enchanted, blooms all year
  • Scent puts a spell on people
  • Could be conscious (like, as if a human were turned into a rose bush)

  • Sarcastic
  • Forgetful
  • He could be from a different world

  • Related to the magic
  • Causing a big problem

So yeah, these are just guidelines. Feel free to change them up, or whatever. I'm going to be posting my short story here for all of you to cringe at, and it'd be cool if even one other person did this.


  1. What a fun idea! If only I had more time... sigh. But JSKY, all little brothers are annoying. It is a little brother prerequisite!

  2. First, I think it's awesome that you're helping him. Second, I would love to play along. Maybe next week when I'm on vacay.


    PS- please send homeade donuts!

  3. Bethany-Ah well, it's the thought that counts, right?

    and yes, I think annoying is just in the job description.

    Spot-YAY! that would be cool!

    oh, and have fun on that trip! Don't let Sean and Lu annoy you :P