All througout my days of school, I wrote a lot. I mean, papers and reports and stuff like that. And often times I dreaded the entire process. Even when it was something that I actually was inspired about, I kept getting to points where I asked myself: What the hell am I trying to say here?
And as was usually the case, my nature was to procrastinate and wait until the verrrry last day (or even hour) to get a figurative gun pressed against my head by an ex-KGB agent with a lit cigarette dangling from the corner of his mouth and force me to write something. The craziest thing is… it always seemed to work out! Whatever I turned in ended up passing whatever sniff test my teachers had and I escaped with a good grade and just a small imprint of a gun barrel against my temple.
So, again I ask myself: What the hell am I trying to say here? I think I actually have an answer. I need… AN ASSIGNMENT.
Yes, you heard me. I need homework.
But I need some help. I want to write a story. Short story actually, I mean I can’t churn out Game of Thrones 6: A Flood of Flamingos or anything. Here are the rules:
- I need a name. Any name. My character has to be called something right?
- I need a catalyst/event. What is [unnamed] doing?
- I need a week.
If anyone wants to help me, just respond in the comments and I will promise something (good or bad, can’t be helped) and you can tell me if this is something worthwile or if I should just stick to my day job.