Finish the Sentence Friday took a day off, so not really sure what to write, I searched some writing prompts. Meanwhile, a friend of mine “challenged” me to write my Facebook statuses in 120 characters or less. So I’m going to write a few of these prompts in less than 120 characters (not including spaces because we can’t perform miracles) because screw trying to get it to happen on Facebook. I did it before. It wasn’t pretty.
Questions Answered in Less than 120 Characters
Describe someone who is a hero to you and explain why.
A hero is brave and noble: an adjective. My hero rescues me, saves me, loves me, liberates me: a verb.
What would you do if you woke up one morning to find yourself invisible?
Watch my high school crush take a shower. If you saw him, you would too.
What would you do if you were able to communicate with animals?
Get a few pet tigers for emotional support and persuasive negotiating, and talk the birds into crapping on haters’ cars.
What would you do if you could travel into the future?
I can travel into the future, one minute at a time.
What would you do if you could travel into the past?
I’d go back to when my kids were babies and help babysit. I’ve been dying for a clone of myself. Probably do a 3 some with the hubs.
What would you do if the dinner served to you in a fancy restaurant came with a fly in the mashed potatoes?
I’ve put worse things in my mouth, which too was full of protein like that fly.
Who is the person from literature that you would most like to meet and talk to? Why? What would you like to ask?
Dear Faustus: Have you met our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?
Who is the person from history that you would most like to meet and talk to? Why? What would you like to ask?
Dear Dr. Freud, why am I obsessed with penises?
Compile a list of words that describe you as a child. Compile a second list that describes you as you are now. How are these lists the same? How are they different?
To quote my 3rd grade teacher, “There’s no telling that child.” Yep. Still there.
Compile a list of inanimate or animate objects to which you might compare yourself metaphorically.
Eye of the Hurricane. An old, cracked pillar on the verge of giving in. A toilet bowl everyone shits on and wonders why I have a potty mouth.
Tell about what triggers anger in you.
Destroying people unprovoked. Cornering me. Caging me. Hurting my children. Hypocrisy. Judging people. Driving slow.
Invent a monster and describe it. Tell where it lives, what it eats, and what it does.
It lives where we live. It eats what we eat. It does what we do. It is us. Beware of the monster within.
What’s, if anything, would you be willing to fight or even die for? Explain your answer.
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? Why would you make this change?
Spiritual stuff aside, public education. We’re more on a path of eating brains in an apocalypse as opposed to feeding brains.
There, I can talk in 120 characters or less.
But if I feel like adding words, I’m going to add words.
I mean seriously, can any of you tell the following story in less than 120 characters and get the full effect?