Just trying out new toys I find on the internet.
I found a writing game on Twitter called #SlapDashSat. You can search the hashtag, or, check out the main page @SlapDashSat. There is no theme, no rules, just free form writing. Just whatever happens to cross your mind at the moment.
A lot of what I read reminded me of conversations from a Tarantino movie. You know what I mean. The conversations where the characters just seem to be bullshitting to pass the time. I like Tarantino movies, so, I figured, what the hell.
And then my mind went blank.
I turned to my trusty fortune cookie fortune collection and found this gem:
Always stick around for one more drink. That’s when stuff happens.
I thought of a quick scene. I’ll admit it: I didn’t go straight to Twitter with my scene. I roughed it out, did some editing, walked away from it, came back, cut some stuff, rinse and repeat. I got the scene into a form I liked and went with it.
Brevity escaped me that day. Ah, well. Some people liked it. That’s cool. I posted it late in the evening, so, some of the likes didn’t come in until the next Saturday. That’s cool, too. I tried it and I liked it and I’ll try it again.
And I encourage you to check out the game @SlapDashSat.
P.S Wakelet failed me. If you know of another app to put Twitter post collections into WordPress, please share in the comments.