A couple of years ago I was using writing prompts to get myself back to the page. Some bits of writing were better than others, but I had a whole lot of fun with this one. Since I don’t plan to use it anywhere else, I thought I’d share it here.
The prompt is written in caps, followed by the resulting story.
A SCENE THAT INVOLVES RUBIK’S CUBE SHOWING UP SOMEWHERE UNEXPECTED
When he told the story, Arnie always started by saying he didn’t see it coming, and on every count, that was true.
Thelma hadn’t been thrilled when he called to say the guys at the office were taking him out for a spur of the moment retirement party, and how the boys at work had framed it.
“Think bachelor party, only for an old guy,” said Cameron.
“We need to liven up a Thursday evening,” Shaun added.
“Not too lively.” Daniel rolled up his shirtsleeves and stretched his arms over his head. “We’d better not kill him just when the pension’s ready to kick in.”