One of my favorite writing games is something I call three words. I post three words and encourage you to write a flash fiction piece containing those three words. If you would like to challenge me – post three words for me and next week I will post a piece of flash fiction using your words. Enjoy!
"Joe!" Sarah called from her desk.
"What?" came his faint reply.
"Would someone call a pirate a 'scallywag?'"
"I don't think so," Joe said from right behind her. Sarah jumped and turned around. "Didn't that term originate after the civil war?" he added.
Sarah rolled her eyes. "Not a history buff, remember."
"Oh right." Joe leaned over Sarah's shoulder and read what was on the computer screen. "Why don't you just have her call him a scurvy dog? I always thought that was a good insult."
"Sounds good to me." Sarah made the correction on her screen.
"Typo," Joe declared.
Sarah's fingers tensed and she pressed her lips together.
Joe pointed to a word on the screen. "Hiccup has two c's."
Sarah sighed and made the correction. "Thanks," she said and looked up at him. They stayed staring at each other for a while.
"Don't you have a Boggle game to get back to?"
"Oh, right." Joe left the room and Sarah went back to her writing.