Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Three Words #5

Yeah! Three Words! This is one of my favorite writing exercises. You take three words and incorporate them into a story. One of the reasons I love this game so much is because of the limitless possibilities. For those of you who don’t know – my WIP (Three of Ivory) was inspired by this game.

Here are three words I have randomly selected for you to use. You can post your response or ideas – or a list of three words you would like me to try and use in a story.

If you do not leave me any suggestions I will use the words below next week.

To easily see all the Three Words posts – there is a link under Tags. There are also links to Prompt Tuesday and The Mighty Pen contest.

(Randomly selected from Yahoo Answers.)

Three Words

  • Sky
  • Hit
  • Lemon

Flash Fiction

Using the Three Words: Bloody, Read, Farm

He raised his hand, the bloody dagger gleaming in the fire light. Lady Ann screamed. A sneer broke across his face.

"Run." The rough and ragged word dripped from his lips. "Run."

For a heart beat Ann could not move...

"Sara!" The sound of her mothers voice calling up to her broke the spell of the enchanting novel.

"Coming!" Sara called down, but she did not move. Her eyes glued to the page.


Sighing, Sara closed her book and climbed down from the hay loft.

"Sara," her mother stood in the barn, her hands on her hips. "I told you to finish your chores, then you could read."

Sara shifted the book so that it was hidden behind her back. "Sorry."

"Give it to me." Her mother held out her hand.

Sara took one step, and then another, and then laid the book in the outstretched hand.

"Now get to work. This farm does not run itself."


  1. Ha ha! Love it! How about scissors, wheat, and fire. Can't wait to see what you write!

  2. Hmm, those are good words Jen. My imagination is already working...

  3. I sort of do this all the time in my own work, and it's pretty fun. If I see a word I like in a story or somewhere in life I write it down and put it to use later:)

  4. Mark, that is a great idea. I'll have to remember that!