Take Ten For Writers # 78 – The Dump

Another lucious prompt from Bonnie Neubauer which reads:

You will be given a word. From there you will dump onto your paper everything you feel, think, experienced, know or wnat to know about the word. To start, write your word over and over until something comes. Then start dumping.

I chose word #7 – ROPE

Rope rope rope rope rope When my sister and I were little, we gave my dad an Old Spice soap on a rope every year for Christmas. He always acted surprised, even though I’m sure he knew he’d get one, and faithfully used it until it wore down to a nub. When I was old enough to move on to giving him other things, I often wondered if he ever really missed getting one. Sadly, I don’t think you can buy them anymore, except maybe somewhere online. Rope rope rope rope  Wouldn’t you hate to have been the person who gave rise to the notion of having just enough rope to hang yourself? That poor guy must have been a terribly unlucky bastard. Rope rope rope rope rope I saw a pickup truck driving down the interstate with a portable toilet in the bed. It was secured with only a flimsy rope, but thankfully the driver was moving slowly. I can’t imagine what kind of mess it would have made if he had been in a wreck.

9 thoughts on “Take Ten For Writers # 78 – The Dump

  1. This is just plain eerie, Jen. I’ve been reading from the anthology “Women & Fiction: Short Stories by and about Women” (edited by Susan Cahill), and this morning, for breakfast, I read Katherine Anne Porter’s short story “Rope”! I’m not kidding! And then afterwards, when I was checking my email, I found your September 3rd post of Jen’s Rambling Thoughts…ROPE. Is that weird or what? By the way, if you haven’t read the story before, you can find a freebie on Google Books at: books.google.com/books?id=hoOIPOeTovwC&pg=PA42

  2. Funny concept! Especially since I am someone that is usually given enough rope to hang myself! I try to avoid it, but it happens over and over again.

    • I highly recommend the book – it’s got a lot of interesting prompts and is very visually stunning as well. I’m going to do a prompt book review sometime this month, so be on the lookout for it. I think you’d enjoy it.

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