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Monday, February 05, 2007

Monday's Writing Inspiration

The Flu

The Flu Sucks


I have the flu. Yes, it sucks. My brain is a quivering glob of grey matter, the synapses are not firing. So, instead of writing something witty, informative or clever... I've decided to let you do it for me. Here you go, a writing prompt to get creative!

Write a 200 to 500 word post that matches one of the following ideas:

1. The REAL history of the Flu
2. A fabricated news release of the newest Flu strand and it's potential to kill, save, cure, mutate(or whatever strikes your fancy) the human, pet, fish, mammal(you get the idea) species
3. Someone just created the cure for the flu - how'd they do it
4. The steps and remedies someone might take to cure themself of the flu (make em up, search old wives tales, share the secrets of your Uncle Lu - whatever)

Post them in my comments, post it on your blog... whatever you like. If you participate, let me know. I'll link my favorites here for others to read.

Maybe the one I like the most will get a prize or something.

I'm going back to bed now!

Cheers.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous writersgroupblog said...

You too, huh? I'm just getting over mine (hopefully - there's the lingering things that could re-blossom at any time it seems).

In the meantime, you (and others) that have nothing else to do but stay in bed, read, and browse the Internet :)
- check out this Interview w/ Ellen Datlow, award-winning editor of The Year's Best Fantasy & Horror. Make sure to leave at least a short comment! Thanks!
http://writersgroupblog.wordpress.com/2007/02/05/interview-with-ellen-datlow-award-winning-editor/

5:11 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Don't you people get flu shots????

Anyway, Rash, you KNOW you can't throw down a challenge like that and leave me out... *wink*

Must ... go... write...

(remember. I'm the one who thought up putting corned beef on someone's hair in an attempt to get the green out of it...)

8:32 PM  
Anonymous happy and blue 2 said...

Hope you are feeling better soon..

9:07 PM  
Anonymous beany said...

Flu just got better…

.. in the small town of Chake Chake, pemba African, there has been an unusual turn of events. In a country more famous for having malaria a strange bout of flu has infected many of the locals. In the initial stages, although strange to have such a large number of flu sufferers, the flu its self seem like any other. Aches, pains, mucus so on and so fourth, however this strain of flu seems to have developed some strange side effects. A local girl Sihaba told us about some of the odd things that have happened, farm boy Ho Ho Cho, has developed the worlds stickiest and resilient boggies, resistant to fire, salt water, sun and when dry even machetes whilst still retaining a springy texture. Ho has used his amazing new by product to help his local economy by constructing and mending boats, recovering basketball courts, even develop a new type of hunting where he merely sneezes at his prey which sticks the prey to the ground here its hit. One night recently Ho was walking his dog and came across a house fully a blaze with fire and the brave boy sneezed and sneezed until the hole house was covered in snot. Mr Wolf who owned the house said he as very grateful and that was the last time he would roast a pig on a spit inside.

10:37 AM  
Blogger Kimo & Sabi said...

Umm...well,...we is cats. Did you effur hear of cats gettin' the flu? NO! Ya know why? 'Cause we understands the importance of gettin' lots of rest! Nap, Nap, Nap! While you probably don't have the luxury of napping 18 hrs a day like us, you should still gets yer rest!

BTW - napping IS a legitimate hobby ;)

1:50 PM  
Blogger Kimo & Sabi said...

Umm...well,...we is cats. Did you effur hear of cats gettin' the flu? NO! Ya know why? 'Cause we understands the importance of gettin' lots of rest! Nap, Nap, Nap! While you probably don't have the luxury of napping 18 hrs a day like us, you should still gets yer rest!

BTW - napping IS a legitimate hobby ;)

1:50 PM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I agree with Kimo and Sabi!

however, here's a nice linkie link for you...

http://westofmars.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html#928033118282907144

:D

2:56 PM  
Blogger Rashenbo said...

You guys are a riot! You know how to make someone feel better! :)

Susan, you know that last prompt was made just for you!

4:50 PM  
Anonymous Joy T. said...

Aw sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I hope you get better soon.

2:53 AM  
Blogger Susan Helene Gottfried said...

I hope I rose to the challenge for you, Rash! *grin*

It was a fun one to write.

Want a potato chip? *grin*

2:44 PM  

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