The next prompt, which shall be finished by June 11 (before I go to Florida):
you get what you pay for.
Whatever you can make from that, in an hour or less. And let's make it between 250 and 700 words.
Title: Blue (because i'm lazy.)
Prompt: color/time of day, for freedomtothink.
Rating: G. I see nothing wrong with it. Just cuddliness. ^_^
Notes: It's really way too short, and I'm not sure this is at all coherent. But it makes sense in my head.
( She was struck by the rich, velvety shade of blue overhead. It was a blue so deep it verged on black, but was kept from utter blankness by the gleaming light of the moon and the stars.Collapse )
Okay,since we've gone since December without doing a prompt, I think it's time we do one now. So, here's a new one--have it done by the time I get back from New Mexico. :-P
Prompt: Choose a specific time period that is less than a day (Ex: morning, afternoon, etc.) and choose a color. Create an event during this time frame in which the color you chose was significant. Time: 1 hour.
Okay, this is for my creative writing class. Forgive the excessive length, because I forgot how to do those cuts on my own. The little web command paper is on my desk, at home, and I am in Oklahoma, trying to get my make-up work done. Please forgive the stupidity of this story, too--I'm just trying to get it done. So, here it is:
The Three Billy Goats Buff
Once upon a time, there were three billy Goats. The first billy goat was rather young, but he was strong for his age. The second billy goat was a reasonably-good sized teenage billy goat who all the younger billy goat girls wanted to date. The third billy goat was a strong, muscular billy goat who had the respect and admiration of all the billy goats...NOBODY messed with the biggest billy goat buff. These three goats were brothers, and though their busy lives didn't let them spend very much time together during the day, every evening they met at the candy store across the river to buy and eat the sweet, sweet Snickers bars.
Well, one day the first billy goat buff was walking to the candy store when an ugly lab scientist jumped onto the bridge and said "Who's that clopping on this bridge? Oh! A billy goat! You would make the perfect specimen to use in my next experiment!"
A bit nervous, the young billy goat managed to stammer, "Oh no, sir! You don't want me as a lab animal! I'm too small and scrawny! I wouldn't last through any science experiments! Take my older brother! He's coming soon. He's much bigger and stronger and would surely be a better specimen for your experiment."
The scientist thought and thought, and finally, he reluctantly said, "Oh, very well. I'll let you pass. But your next brother won't be so lucky!"
Quickly, the first billy goat buff ran across the bridge and waited inside the safety of the candy shop for his other brothers to arrive.
Next, the second billy goat gruff began bicycling across the bridge, on his way to the candy store to meet his brothers. Suddenly, his path was cut off by the ugly lab scientist, who jumped up onto the bridge again and grabbed the bike by the handlebars.
"What's this driving by on this bridge! Why it's the second billy goat buff! You can ride a bike? How clever! Your little brother was right; you would make a MUCH better specimen for my experiment! I can even do brain scans on you!"
However, not to be outwitted, the second billy goat said smoothly, "Oh, surely you wouldn't want to study someone lacking as many motor skills as I do, Mr. Scientist. You should seriously stay here and wait for my brother. He's much bigger, much stronger, and much smarter than I. Considering he has all these qualities, I'm certain he would make a much better specimen for your experiment than I could."
The scientist thought and thought. He didn't want to lose this wonderful specimen, but the prospect of an even smarter billy goat to study was even more exciting. Finally, he asked hesitantly, "Are you sure he'll come by on this bridge?
"Oh, yes, yes!" replied the second billy goat buff.
"And you're sure he'll be smarter?
"Oh, yes, yes!" he promised.
"Well..." the scientist contemplated. "Okay. But your next brother won't be so lucky!"
Satisfied, the second billy goat buff biked leisurely to the candy store, where he parked his bike and entered the store to meet his brothers.
At last, the third billy goat buff began to drive his semi-truck across the bridge. The scientist jumped up on the bridge to see if it was the third billy goat gruff, but upon looking at the semi-truck, he stopped. "Oh, crap! I'm not messing with that guy!" he muttered. However, at that moment, the semi-truck stopped.
Trembling, the scientist watched as the huge, muscular, third billy goat gruff stepped out of the semi-truck and approached him, towering over the scientist. "I heard you've been bothering my brothers!" he grumbled.
"Now, where would you ever get an idea like that?" the scientist stammered.
"They called me on my cell. You better not mess with my brothers again, do you hear me?" he demanded. "I have some pretty strong contacts with a couple of animal rights activists and a couple of buddies as strong as me who can mess you up real bad."
"Y-y-yes sir," the scientist stammered, stepping out of the way. The third billy goat gruff climbed back into the semi-truck and joined his brothers at the candy shop. There, the three billy goats gruff ate Snickers bars together, then joined the animal rights activists at their rally downtown. They never saw the scientist again.
Woot! I finished the initial rough draft of the cave man play. You will have to forgive the formatting...I refuse to go back and italicize everything through the little internet method. For anyone interested to read it, here it is... ( Cave Man PlayCollapse )<Note: while Lucas is explaining in the following line, Athal continues trying to find ways to flirt with Pewga, such as playing with her hair, putting an arm around her waist, etc. Pewga tries to pay attention to Lucas, but each time Athal tries something, she firmly rejects his advances, becoming more distracted and annoyed with each passing second.) Lucas: The wheel will help us move around. See, this middle part—the axle—is what the wheel moves on. When it’s on the ground, it rolls easily across. Think! If we could find some way to roll across the ground instead of walking and blistering our feet every day… Pewga: Good idea, but I have better use for wheel right now! (Snatches the wheel from Lucas and hits Athal on the head with it. He roars in pain, then grabs the wheel from Pewga.). Athal: (to Lucas) Your wheel hurt! Athal no like wheel! This what Athal think of wheel! (Hurls wheel at Lucas, but misses. The wheel should continue rolling off stage right, Lucas taking off after it.) Lucas: That’s not what it was for! (Exits stage right, chasing the wheel). Pewga: (Looks after Lucas, worried. Finally angrily turns to face Athal.) Stupid! You not see that wheel was important to Lucas? Athal: So? You important to me and you no seem to care much about that. Pewga: That’s because you a rude, bone-headed scaredy-baby pterodactyl who bothers me! Athal: (crushed) You really think I’m all those things? (Sits down on a rock, verging tears). Athal really no can make Pewga happy, can he? Athal just big dumb-dumb. (Buries face in hands). Pewga: (feeling sorry for him) Well…you not big dumb-dumb…(Pats him awkwardly on the shoulder. He immediately hugs her arm.) Athal: Then you like Athal? (Disgusted, she tugs her arm away and exits stage right, through the cave). BLACKOUT SCENE SEVEN (The scene takes place on an open field, clear of trees, rocks and caves. The wheel should roll across the stage, followed by Lucas chasing after it. This should continue a number of times, each time the pair rolling/running further and further upstage. Funny xylophone music should be playing and Lucas may choose to ad lib, calling back the wheel, telling it to stop, etc.) BLACKOUT SCENE EIGHT (Cave setting: Grop, Narghj, Athal, Thog and Pewga are all sitting together outside the cave on the semicircle of legs and rocks. They seem to poke kind of idly at the food they are eating.) Pewga: It’s been a week. Where Lucas? Thog: (mocking) Where Lucas? Narghj: Maybe he went make comfier “wheel.” Grop: Or find way cook “wheel” so Grop can eat it. Athal: (reassuringly) Lucas show up soon. Pewga: (glumly looks at her plate, then everyone else.) You think that wheel was really big deal? Lucas seemed so excited from it. Thog: Wheel was stupid. Grop: (nods in agreement) Stupid. Pewga: Wait. What that sound? (A continuous squeaking/grinding is heard. All cave people look to stage right.) It Lucas! (Cave people ‘ooh’ and ‘ah’ in fascination as Lucas rides from stage right to stage left on a bicycle with stone wheels. He waves merrily as he rides past them. All cave people gaze after him, even after he has left the stage. Finally, they look at each other, disbelieving. Pewga jumps up.) Pewga: Pewga can take no more! Me love Lucas! He’s smart, nice, wise and I want to be his maaaaaaaate! (Runs after Lucas, exiting stage right. At the same time, Athal stands up.) Athal: Wait! Wait! Athal want Pewga be his mate! (Runs after her, exiting stage right. Grop, Thog and Narghj look at each other, then shrug. Grop and Thog continue eating while Narghj sets down his food and goes to sleep. One final note is played on the xylophone.) BLACKOUT CLOSE CURTAIN
Woot! Okay, so I know we're working on the cave man play together, so I put the outline of its events for my creative writing class on this board. I figured we could do a Charlie Brown format (and add other random funny scenes in there) or we could try and add onto the plot here. Regardless, this is all I'm going to put in classroom assignment script. We still need a title for this play.
I know we can add scenes and characters to our own play, but I had a few questions for the characters we have so far:
1. I have made Athal (short for "a neanderthal; isn't it cute? lol) have a crush on Smelly Pewga. I was thinking about making Smelly Pewga have a crush on Lucas in turn for the classroom piece(don't we adore love triangles?). First of all, should I make her very very blatantly like him or kind of subtly like him? And, do you like the idea? Do you want to make Smelly Pewga like Lucas in our piece?
2. Thog is a loudmouth. (Oh dammit, I forgot to write Thog's reaction to the wheel. Um. Help. Make him say the wheel is stupid?) Should there be any other character quirks about him?
( Cave Man Play Outline of EventsCollapse )
Okay, sorry this has taken so long Dani, but I've finally stopped slacking! Aren't you proud of me?
Title: Across the Campfire (Sorry, I'm not original and I suck at titles, anyway)
Rating: PG13, for slight violence and language
Prompt: "Across the campfire" or "Overpasses", for freedomtothink
Notes: 651 words. I went over. Oops.
( Across the CampfireCollapse )
Woooo. How 'bout that hell week craziness, eh?
Here's my prompt that we never did. Either across the campfire or overpasses, in 700 words or 45 minutes, whichever comes first. Have it by my birthday. (November 30, if you don't remember.)