Sunday, December 12, 2010

Back on the Blog Chain: Story Challenge!

This is the last blog chain of the year, so Michelle has come up with a unique challenge for this round:

In 100 words or less, write a story using the words ride, post, soulless, local, dehydrator, girdle. (These words were chosen at random.) Your story may take on any form you wish. The only two rules are 1. you can't simply list the 6 words; you must actually craft them into something creative, and 2. you must use ALL six of them.

So, here's my story. One line was inspired by a true event; can you guess which one?

I sighed as I stepped into the food processing plant, our local version of Hell. My girdle pinched me, the hot water wasn’t working, and the dehydrator had sprung a leak. I hadn’t been able to visit the post office before work because my toddler wouldn’t put on his boots. There was only one way my mind was going to escape this mess. I smuggled my Kindle, hidden between reports, to my desk and started reading Gail Carriger’s Soulless. Let's ride to London and have tea with Lords Maccon and Akeldama!


For further stories, please check out Eric's blog (this round he was kind enough to post before me) and Michelle H's blog tomorrow.

11 comments:

LM Preston said...

I don't have it in me to write now (nanowrimo burnout), but I liked what you wrote.

Michelle H. said...

Very nice! If I have to take a guess at the true line, I'll say it's this one: I hadn’t been able to visit the post office before work because my toddler wouldn’t put on his boots.

I know every toddler can be like that, dragging his feet when needing to rush out somewhere :-)

Sandra Ulbrich Almazan said...

LM, I hope you recover from NaNoWriMo soon!

Michelle, that's the one!

nomadshan said...

Bonus points for the clandestine reading device. :)

Kate Karyus Quinn said...

Love that you used Soulless to work in the title of an actual book!

Eric said...

LOL, this is so funny because (#1), I didn't get mine posted before you did, and (#2), so many of the words or ideas I wrote are very similar to yours - though used in a different way. I like what you've done though. Great job!

Michelle McLean said...

lol I was going to guess the toddler line too :D awesome job!

Cole Gibsen said...

Very nice!

Kat Harris said...

Food processing plant = local version of hell.

Truer words have never been written. :-)

lbdiamond said...

Nice job! I like how you snuck in your e-reader, LOL!

Shaun Hutchinson said...

Very nice! I too like that you sneaked in the Kindle.

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