(Last Christmas, my friend Suzanna gave me some Story Cubes, and then this Christmas she gave me an expansion pack. Thanks Zan. These dice make for a good storytelling game with friends, or can be used as a writing prompt. So, here’s one I rolled this morning, as an example. I decided to limit myself to 100 words, which I stuck to, more or less. The ending is a bit weak, but I’m secretly pleased by how many of the exciting plot devices I managed to make less exciting than they should be. Feel free to have a crack yourself and post the results in the comments below)
One summer when I was a student, I got a job chopping up unwanted dinosaur bones and disposing of them down an old pirate well*.
I hated it. They didn’t even provide lunch and my supervisor always spoke to me like I was two feet tall. So I decided to expose the company’s secrets…
I packed my camera, chemicals for processing photographs, and my raygun (which I didn’t end up needing). Once I’d taken the pictures I retreated to a tent I planned to use as darkroom.
From the shadows emerged a dwarf. “Well done, you passed the test…”
*Y’know… pirate wells… course you do.