Exercise #959: Pick Six
Roll a die three times, to give yourself three random numbers. Got 'em? Each number will correspond to a section below. The first number will be your choice from the first set of six, the second die's result will be your choice for the second set, etc. Got it? Okay, here we go.
Your two characters are:
1. newlywed couple
4. strangers involved in a minor accident
5. strangers in line at the supermarket self-checkout
6. parent and child
1. go on a date
2. have a picnic
3. host a party
4. put on a play
5. go antique shopping
6. hang out together
But then they find out:
1. there's an asteroid aiming for Earth.
2. the power's out.
3. there's no food in the refrigerator.
4. the car won't start.
5. the mail is running about a week late.
6. the dog has to go, too.
Got it? Put them all together and tell us a tale. Remember to let us know what your choices were.
Critiquers, along with a technical critique, you might consider using the WildAcres technique.
Word limit: 1200 words
Please use the subject line:
SUB: Exercise #959/yourname
* Don’t have any dice handy? Try putting slips of paper with the numbers 1 through 6 in a hat, or go to this site: http://www.random.org/nform.html