Tonight was my writer's meeting. It's always nice to get together with other people that have the same interests that I do.
Since Halloween is close at hand, our writing exercise tonight was a lot of fun. We were given six words and told to write a page and a half story using all six of them. These are the six words:
I wrote a quick little story that took me about ten minutes.
Midnight in the Pumpkin Patch
It was midnight on Halloween and I was in the pumpkin patch trying to figure out why all the stalks and leaves were luminiscent green. I had seen them glowing when I looked out the kitchen window.
An eerie feeling slithered up my spine as I made my way down the rows. A pungent smell, like something rotten, wafted on the air. It smelled like something or someone had died. Should I venture forth or head back to the house? I decided to be brave and ventured forth.
As I moved forward the smell became so strong that I choked and gagged. Then I saw that a stink bomb had been set off at the end of one row. I sighed in relief because for a moment I'd wondered if I'd find a body.
A movement in the bushes caught my eye and I approached cautiously. Two boys were sitting, stuffing candies into their mouths and shaking with laughter. Beside them were two cans of flourescent green paint. Mystery solved!
It is kind of a silly little story, but it's what came to mind as I put my pen to paper. If you decide to use the six words to write your own story, be sure to let me know. I'd love to read it.