Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hump Day Improvisation

Hump Day Improvisation: If you are visiting for the first time, on Wednesday's I hold a hump day improvisation session. Don't worry, there are no fees to participate. It's all in good fun.

Below is a lovely picture which I select and then ask you to create a scene with a character in one, two or more sentences. Here's the picture and the link.

Your character has stumbled upon this lake by chance or by design. Write a few sentences to let us know what your character thinks about the lake. Are they delighted? Scared? Tired from a long drive? Wondering what the awful smell is? You decide. I want to feel what your character is feeling.

I will post my sentences in the comments after 6 p.m. Mountain Daylight Savings Time, USA.



Jeffrey Beesler said...

Derek rounded the bend, his cell phone in hand. His search engine's map function had somehow become disabled. He glanced up and found a lake, untouched by the cruel hand of civilization.

He stumbled over a rock, and his phone went flying right into the lake, splashing, making surface ripples. A ghastly glow radiated from the water, forming a mist that rose slightly above the tarn. His ankle sprained from his clumsiness, Derek winced and listened to eerie silence as the mist began to eat away at his flesh.

(Sorry for going beyond the standard two, but this was an awesome prompt!)

N. R. Williams said...

Thanks Jeffrey. No problem, I felt what your character felt and loved the sentences.

Jules said...

Hearing the dueling banjos in the distance Gertrude screamed, "What do you mean recalculating, you lead me here get me out."

Now you can still see her GPS embedded in the swamp stump.
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

N. R. Williams said...

Oh...scary Jules.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

"Must've taken a wrong turn at Albuquerque..."

N. R. Williams said...

Funny Alex.

Here are my sentences:
A mist rose along the banks and smelled of rotting fish. Albert gazed at the clouds, acid rain. Nearly every lake in the state was ruined and the trees were all dying.

Nas Dean said...

Jason gazed at the beautiful scene and thought, "If only she was here with me to share this."

Then he sadly turned back toward his rented cottage.

N. R. Williams said...

Nicely done, Nas. I loved it.