Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Five Random Constraints: 12/16/15 Hilltop Kangaroo

About today's writing prompt genre: This is an exercise to make your brain work within a confined space. There will be a few constraints pressed upon your writing, some meant to help drive narrative, some meant to slow the process of the ever-flowing feed of words that stream through the mind. The purpose of this is to make you meditate on specific word choices and sentence structure and elements not necessarily the most important plot points or character traits which should allow the piece to unfold in a way that it would not have otherwise.

Five Random Constraints:

1) The title of your piece must include the word "Hilltop".
2) Something has to be likened to a Kangaroo (bonus points if it's not for the pouch or jumping).
3) There can only be three characters in your story or poem but they must all be named.
4) You must use the word "This" at least eight times in your piece.
5) Two smells must be described or recalled (for bonus points use the smell of rotting wood as one).

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