Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Saved by the Generator

By April Moore
It was a dark and stormy night . . . then suddenly, your creativity went out. Thank goodness the generator kicked in; the Story Generator, that is. Okay, that's a little cheezy, but humor me. There are times when my creativity runs low (as evidence by my post today), so a jump start can help. When it comes to story ideas, whether it's flash fiction, a novel, or a short story, this Amazing Story Generator can swoop in and save your writing mojo. I flipped it open and this is the random story idea that popped up: Upon winning the lottery, a sassy nun assumes a new identity. First, the fact that a nun is gambling poses a pretty interesting idea. Second, this reminds me a little of Whoopie Goldberg in Sister Act, except it's the other way around; a nun assumes a new identity. Perhaps she witnessed Mother Superior cap someone in the abbey courtyard. Or maybe the story is about a lifelong nun who decides to live her remaining years at a retirement community in Boca Raton. This might even prompt you to write a story about someone else who wins the lottery and assumes an new identity. Either way, it gets the creative juices flowing again, which might take you away from the original prompt, but that doesn't mean it won't lead to some other exciting possibilities. 

What about this one:
Oh, the possibilities . . .

What do you do when your creativity runs low?


Abbie Taylor said...

I wouldn't put it past a nun to gamble and win. When I was in college, my mother asked my father for a divorce because she was in love with, you guessed it, a nun. Years later when I found out about this, it inspired a short story I hope to eventually publish in a collection.

April Moore said...

Oh my, yes, that definitely would inspire a story!

Jenny said...

Cheesy, yes, but that looks like so much fun! I love those mix-n-match books.

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