lørdag, april 08, 2006

My life, if my life were a random word meme

I was tagged by Simple American, but I would have tagged myself in any case, cause I find this one intriguing. If you find it the same, then consider yourself tagged, too.

The Rules : Write a composition using the following 10 words. The composition is not to be more than 300 words in length. The words must be used in the order found on the list. Each word presented in the list must be used only once.

The Words: Actinide, Juvenescence, Ease, Oval Office, Cottager, Accede, Biryani, Crashing, Screenplay, Space shuttle

The following is exactly 300 words.

So, you want to hear about Thor. Well, I'll tell you. About Thor. And Lawrence. The chauffeur and the butler's assistant. Both attractive, but Thor got there first. 'Thorium and Lawrencium, we're both radioactive, but only I occur naturally. He needs to be synthesized. His half-life is much shorter than mine.' So I chose Thor. What can I say? I’m a sucker for an actinide.

At first, it was just so right. I was in a continual state of bliss, returned to juvenescence. I felt for the first time truly at ease. But it couldn't last. I liked being driven to his little house on the outskirts of town, but I am destined for mansions, for the Oval Office, not a cottage. I wasn't born to be a cottager.

So, I had to let him go. He protested of course, tried to win me back, but in the end he had no choice but to accede to my desires. Not that it was easy for me, especially with that last ditch effort with the champagne and home-cooked biryani. But I held fast.

After that, we lost touch. Rumour has it that, without my affections, his life came crashing down, in a haze of drink and drugs. But of course, that's not the case anymore, as we both know. How could I know that screenplay he was working on, that I laughed at the whole time we were together, knowing he'd never finish it, would be so big? While I languish here in mere ordinary riches, he could be out buying a space shuttle from all the marketing tie-in profits, for all I know. How was I to know? If only I had known...

Actually, I'm not feeling so well. Maybe we should call this interview a little short now....

19 kommentarer:

Morose sagde ...

aaah, a challenge! I will compose my response and then it shall be up on Hapless Photographer later.

Scholiast sagde ...

Hmm. Interesting... I'll do something about this, methinks!

Simple American sagde ...

Wow! I am smiling from ear to ear. That is how much I enjoyed reading this. I have seen a number of people do this particular essay and yours is by far the best.

*Standing ovation*

Maddy sagde ...

heeeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!
that was AWESOME!!!!!

you are GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!

True Blue Guy sagde ...

Nicely written ! - very nicely written indeed :-)

yvy sagde ...

woohoo!! nicely done! :)

thanks for popping by. i absolutely LOVE ur template. and i too shall be back soon. :D

kimananda sagde ...

Oh good, morose, I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this!

Scholiast, please do. I'd like to see it!

Simple American, I'm blushing. Thank you!

Maddy, Blue, Yvy, I'm still blushing! Thanks to you all!

Jack P Toerson sagde ...

I'm going to have a go at this now I'm feeling better.

marybishop sagde ...

Great job...some odd words but you found a way to make them "natural" in the piece. Brava

Devil Mood sagde ...

That looks quite hard. I'd have to check my dictionary for many of the words first. I don't know if I can make sense using them...hmmm But you did well - are you feeling better now?

Chloe sagde ...

and i was wondering about Thor...

very nice Kimananda! you are a natural story teller my friend

Neil sagde ...

Did Thor ever sell that screenplay?

kimananda sagde ...

Jack, good! Because yours turned out really well.

Mary, thank you. That was my whole intention, to use the words in as natural a way as possible. All the rest, the characters and story were actually pretty incidental.

Ms. Mood, I'm feeling fabulous, thank you. :-) And, once I found that one of the actinides was Thorium, it was not that difficult to write. You should try it...and notice that a few of the words in the word list are hyper-linked to definitions (I realize that it's hard to see links on this template design), so you might not have to break out your dictionary.

Chloe, thank you. Tell that to my friends and family who always look more than a bit bored at my stories (I tend to give a bit too many details, I admit, and I digress occasionally). It works better for me in writing, cause I can edit. A lot.

Neil, if the real Thor ever wrote a screenplay, I'm sure he would sell it. He's clever that way. But I don't believe he has ever written one. The next question is whether screenplays written in Danish could ever yield enough money for the author to be able to buy a space shuttle from the marketing tie-ins. If their were any marketing tie-ins to any Danish films...Lars von Trier action figures, anyone?

Kunstemaecker sagde ...

yes yes, you deserve a standing ovulation.

Connie and Rob sagde ...

That was a bit intimidating challenge...You did absolutely great. The story had a real flow to it.

Take care,
Connie

Morose sagde ...

Umm... I'm four hundred words in and about a third of the way through the word list. I need to start over perhaps, or just finish the thing nad post it to my blog

Meow sagde ...

That was very clever ... I don't know what a couple of those words mean ... how the heck could I write about them !!
Have a great week, take care, Meow

Kimberly sagde ...

Interesting! My curious side can't help but push me into doing this. Damn you!

kimananda sagde ...

Kunstemæcker, you should not play these inventive puns on people who are in the midst of working on projects. I've spent far too much time today wondering about the difference between standing and sitting ovulation, and if one is preferable to the other, can we women who ovulate plan which type of ovulation we will have on any given cycle. When instead I should be working on equally usefull questions on the epistemological basis and warrant for user-based tagging.

Connie, it was fun actually! I think everyone should try it, really.

Morose, maybe you could just turn it into a meme-inspired short story?

Meow, some of the words are hyperlinked to definitions. Try it out, I bet you could do a very nice story from it!

Kimberly, good! I look forward to seeing what your curious side gets you to do with it.