3 authors roll dice for prompts then cut to write and come back and read their short stories – an episode of Books Cubed

Good Adventures,

This week we’re playing in the Roll-A-Prompt series again. This time, I’m joined by my co-author Lisa and our friend Kristina. I picked a random set of elements from the Genre Mashup Edition, we cut to write (so you don’t have to be bored while no one is talking) then come back and read. It was lots of fun. If you’d like to play along, the prompt is below. Grab some dice, roll for your elements, write and leave your story in the comments. I’ll read it on a future show. 

The prompt we use today is from our Roll-A-Prompt Writing Journal Genre Mashup Edition

Character

Roll 1 number 

Even = MC is alone

Odd = Roll again for a companion 

  1. Stand-up comedian
  2. Delivery driver
  3. First officer
  4. Masked horse rider
  5. Phoenix
  6. Welder

IF the MC is alone, add an object

Roll 1 Number

  1. Roll of pennies
  2. Embroidered slippers
  3. Drone
  4. Wedding ring
  5. Bag of dirt
  6. Syringe

Scenario

Roll 1 number 

  1. Getting fit for a spacesuit
  2. Boss dies in the middle of a job interview
  3. Car stalls in the fast food drive-thru
  4. Light never turns off
  5. Probe is discovered drifting in space
  6. Is there a troll under that bridge?

Now write and have fun! If you want to share in the comments. 

See you next time. Good a good book. 

Melissa

PS My latest release is How to Square Your Grouper

Books Cubed: Ep 55 Favorite Podcasts – Disneyworld & Murder. Just not together.

Good Adventures,

Podcasts! I’m joined by my co-author Lisa Mahoney and we’re talking our favorite podcasts. She’s into murder and I’m into the mouse. What are your favorites? What else should we be listening to?

Links:

https://mouseandmore.podbean.com

Home

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/connecting-walt-look-into-history-man-behind-mickey/id1154127358

http://myfavoritemurder.com

Home

https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/exactly-right/i-said-no-gifts

Are you a writer who loves prompts? Check out our Roll-A-Prompt series. (also on Barnes and Noble and Kobo if you hate the River)

That’s it! See you next time. Go read a good book.

Melissa