Creative Writing Exercise – Alien Checkers

You’re abducted by aliens, but instead of poking and prodding you, they merely want to play a game of checkers.

  • Where did the aliens come from?
  • What is so intriguing to them about playing checkers?
  • Who else have they abducted?
  • What happens to those who can’t play checkers?
  • Describe their planet or space ship.
  • Do the aliens play fair or do they cheat?

 

Happy Writing!
Patti

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Creative Writing Exercise – Fishing Bear

This could be a good description piece.
A bear keeps trying to catch a fish in the stream. The fish swims off a few feet, turns around and laughs at the bear.

This happens several times.

The bear gets angry at first, but after 3 or 4 times he gets his feelings hurt and questions his ability to provide food.

Try two approaches with this one.

First, write it as a comedy. Add in some silly antics of the bear and the fish.

Second, write it as an emotional piece while describing the poor bear’s despair.

  • How does it turn out?
  • Will the fish sacrifice himself for the bear in the end, or help him to catch other fish?

Happy Writing!
Patti