How We Write – Out of Uniform
Our prompts were: Gesturing, guessing, getting it wrong; pointless pondering; buffalo hide sandals.
With twice as many prompts to work into our story, still we wrote one of our shortest pieces, at 287 words! It was the buffalo hide sandals that led us to the clothing of the Sixties. Pointless ponderings sounded like a pompous boss (it’s called alliteration when several words in a sentence begin with the same letter or sound). One thing led to another, led to another…and a story was born.
OUT OF UNIFORM
“What the hell are you wearing?”
Her companion looked down, inspecting his garments. “What? I look fine.”
She shook her head, gesturing at his outfit. “No, you don’t. What about that tunic? It’s completely inappropriate. And no one wears buffalo hide sandals anymore, either.”
He gaped at her. “They were okay the last time I was here. It’s fine, really.”
She sighed. “This isn’t the Sixties anymore. You’ve got it all wrong.” (more…)