I love to write. You all know that. But I also love to hear the creativity flow from other people – it’s energizing to me!
I was doing some writing last night… well actually, to be more precise, I was typing and my brain was unloading some random idea. When I was done, I liked what I had written, but I realized there were a lot of details left to figure out.
Why don’t you read the snippet I wrote tonight and then I’ll explain the “rules” of this game:
Jeremiah Johansson woke with a start. Before he could get his bearings he heard it: that ceaseless scratching and scraping sound. Suddenly remembering the source of the sound, he jumped up off of the cold, concrete floor that his face had been pressed against a moment earlier.
Not knowing where he was, only that it was completely dark, he turned slowly in a circle hoping for a clue of any kind. All that he found was a narrow window up near the ceiling. He moved closer towards it, feeling in front of him with his hands for something to stand on. Jeremiah found a flat surface he hoisted himself up to look through the window. All he could see was a low layer of fog languidly stretching itself across a long empty field in the stillness of the cold twilight.
Squinting his eyes, he tried to survey the ground below the window but found no help from the light of a crescent moon. As he resigned himself to the prospect of not being any closer to answers, he stopped suddenly, hearing the strange scratching sound again. Leaning forward, he pressed his face against the concrete edges of the window but had no hope of seeing the hand that shot toward him from the darkness below the window outside before it was too late.
He screamed out and realized too late that he was falling backwards. He hit the ground hard, waist first, followed by his lower and then upper back. As his shoulders rounded and made contact with the cold, unforgiving concrete, the force of the fall seemed to bear down against his forehead, driving his skull backwards into the ground.
And with a wet, muffled “SNAP” everything went dark again for Jeremiah Johansson.
I’m not going to steal your ideas or anything, but I thought it would be fun to have others share their ideas. All you have to do is be creative and leave a comment with your own thoughts on the following:
- Who is Jeremiah Johansson?
- Where is he?
- What has happened to bring him there?
- To whom or what did the hand belong?
- What will happen to Jeremiah?
Be as creative as you want… that’s the point of the game!