Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Random Words

So I haven't done a writing exercise in a while. I googled "creative writing exercise" and came across a page that suggests writing for ten minutes with three random words that you are supposed to put together.

I used The Random Word Generator and got:

and experiencing

And here I go!

John was walking down the street when he realized he didn't know how he'd gotten there. It was drizzling. Not hard rain, nothing that would actually get him wet. He looked up and the moisture that had accumulated on his eybrows drizzled down his temples.

He knew his name was John. John Waldorf. He knew that he was an insurance salesman. He knew his life was very orderly. He could remember everything that had happened before three hours ago. But now he was experiencing something new.

This was freedom! He didn't have to worry about his wife at home, he could just walk the wet streets. Let his feet take him wherever they would. He noticed some people holding hands, huddling under an umbrella. He thought how tied down they seemed. Forced to hide under the proetection, when he could walk anywhere. There was no need for any restrictions.

But that thought suddenly frightened him. He'd never felt capable of ignoring the rules of society. He liked coming home to his wife and dinner on the table.

As he thought of these things he slowly came to grips with his preference for the confined life that made sense to him.

As he came up to a phone booth, he crammed himself in, escaping the rain. He found a dime in his pocket and dialed his wife.

"Honey, I'm sorry I didn't call earlier. I'm on my way home now. Everything will be fine."

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