Month: July 2013

Bring back the beer!

Today’s Oneword: Rally The Oneword website is a daily writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word. Here is today’s 1-minute creative riff: The mob began as a rally, people walking out of homes, cafes, businesses. In large groups they filled the cobblestone streets, stopping at the wide plaza … Read More

The motorcycle rattled to a stop

Today’s Oneword: Vapor The Oneword website is a daily writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word. Here is today’s 1-minute creative riff: The motorcycle rattled to a stop, and she had hardly taken off her helmet before she was grabbling tools out of the sidecar. A vapor rose … Read More

The tiger leaped down from the sky

Today’s Oneword: Bloomed The Oneword website is a daily writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word. Here is today’s 1-minute creative riff: Standing at the mouth of the cave, he watched the sun rise. The light, dripping honey and gold, filtered through the forest. At the first touch … Read More

The room must have been white once

Today’s Oneword: Plaster The Oneword website is a daily writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word. Here’s today’s 1-minute creative riff: The room must have been white once. Long ago. Not a generation ago. Not even a century ago. Maybe a thousand years ago. No, he thought with … Read More

The dot looked bigger now

Today’s Oneword: Dot The Oneword website is a daily writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word. Here’s today’s 1-minute creative riff: The dot looked bigger now, rising above the horizon like a sun in a hurry. The noon light glinted off it, silver-gold. Once high in the air, … Read More

The passport officer looked down

Today’s Oneword: Stapled The Oneword website is a daily writing exercise where you have 60 seconds to write something based on one word. Here’s today’s 1-minute creative riff: They stared at each other, exhaustion tinging each man’s eyes. After all the questions, all the dates asked about, the two trick questions of countries he hadn’t … Read More

Drinking a pint, making fun of gods

Today’s Oneword: Irreverent A 60-second riff based on one word: “You talk as if you’re supposed to be all high-fallutin. But here you are, drinking a pint, making fun of gods. I don’t understand you.” “I suppose I’m a bit holy, but that’s no reason to refrain from being irreverent. Gods need a good razzing … Read More

Most people travel with a dog, you know

Today’s Oneword: Meow A 60-second riff based on one word: Her meow surprised him, the soft sound like a question coming from under the cart. He kneeled at the side of the street. The wee cat looked up at him. He picked her up and set the thin cat on his shoulders. “Most people travel … Read More

The unwritten rules stood between them

Today’s Oneword: Unwritten A 60-second riff based on one word: The unwritten rules stood between them, glaring as strongly and harshly as they did at each other. What he had suggested just wasn’t done. It hadn’t been done. In over a thousand years, there had been no such change to the recipe. But it had … Read More

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