Thursday, 21 July 2011

WoW # 6 - Status Anxiety

Write On Wednesdays

It's Write on Wednesday and I'm late again, oops. A big thanks to Gill for keeping the linky open.

Write On Wednesdays Exercise 6 - Status Anxiety: Log onto your Facebook/Twitter page and write down the first status update you see. Set a timer for 5 minutes. Write the first words that come into your head after your prompt. Stop when the buzzer rings. Do this exercise over and over if you wish. If you don't do the social media thing (there's bound to be some who haven't succumbed!) email me and I'll send you a status update from one of my social media accounts. If you feel uncomfortable about using one of your friend's status updates, consider using the most recent update on Lamebook, the home of the funniest and lamest Facebook status updates.

There were a few status updates that I liked (with the following pic attached: was on Twitter from Glowless.

Baking cake and drying pants. Is that what they mean by multifunction oven.

Maybe the next thing they can make is a multipurpose boss. She thought as her fingers stabbed at the keys. One who isn't a lying, cheating bastard. Maybe a nice friendly one who is also good-looking.

She finished her letter of resignation and printed it off. Aha..there. That will show you Mr Smith. Try to find someone else who will pay your bills, file and type for the same money as a checkout check.

She walked into the larger office and put her a paper front and centre. She admired it, then turned on her heel and marched from the room.

She was free.

So that's the 5 minutes done. I actually like this one and when I'm not tired I'm going to try and take it further.

It definitely took a change from where I thought it would go. I'm now a bit confused about her role in his life and why she is so peeved with him.

What do you all think? I'm kind of torn between she was thinking of sleeping with her boss but discovered he was married or she discovered he was cheating on the wife that she knows and likes.

Go over and read everyone else's work over at Ink Paper Pen.


InkPaperPen said...

Great prompt! Glowless is a clever cookie, isn't she?

Hmmm, I'm thinking your character has some sort of direct personal involvement here. But perhaps that it too obvious. Maybe Mr Smith is involved in a work conspiracy that she has caught wind of. I think you should continue with this - perhaps try thinking beyond the obvious, something with a twist? LOVE how you took the prompt to a multi- purpose boss. Brilliant concept.

Great idea to ask for comments on where the story should go, perfect way to make WoW work for you. I like it!


Janelle said...

Gosh, she's a brave one isn't she?! I have thought about doing that a few times in the past.
I seem to recall your piece last week had some feisty-ness to it too?!

Jenny Stephens said...

OK...I LOVE this, and I can't wait to read more!!! haha

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to read my entry and leave such a sweet comment! Made my day!!!

Following, so I don't miss a post!! Hope you will keep in touch and follow back. :) I do writing, photography, nails, and beauty reviews and hauls! LIFE'S PASSIONS RIGHT?? hehe


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