The Impostor (Fiction Improvisation)

Follow me on…Fiction Improvisation by James Pence Title: The Impostor Keywords: Anthony, Kelly, governor, arthritic, pander, salubrious, begonia, ancestry, Situation: Man mistakenly wins a Newbery award. NOTE: This improvisation was fun. I did make some changes to the situation, however. Instead of the man winning a Newbery Medal, I created a fictional award. Don’t want […]

Fiction Improv 4.0 – Fern & Gideon

Follow me on…All righty, here’s what you gave me for Fiction Improv. 4.0: 2 Names: Gideon and Fern Occupation: Soldier Situation: Stuck in a Louisiana swamp Five Random Words (I’ll use at least 3): Brilliant, sizzle, poop, telekinesis, and splash. Min word count 500, max 1,000. *    *    *    *    * […]

Fiction Improvisation 3.0

Follow me on…Fiction Improv 3.0 Okay, Peeps, Here’s what you gave me: 2 Names: Beulah and Harvey Occupation: Environmentalist 5 Words (I’ll use at least 3): Verbose, superfluous, ambiguous, fun, and onomatopoeia. Situation (I put out an extra call for this item and two people responded at almost exactly the same time. Since I don’t […]

Fiction Improv 2: Golden Anniversary

Follow me on…FICTION IMPROV 2.0: Golden Anniversary Note: After I receive random words, names, occupations, and situation from my Facebook Peeps for a fiction improv, I let the mix stew for a few days. The words often will suggest the mood or tone for the piece. In this case, the piece took on a decidedly […]

Fiction Improvisation: Mrs Sweeny

Follow me on…Greetings, readers! A few weeks back I asked my followers to help me with a fiction improvisation exercise. I asked for two names, an occupation, a situation, and three random words. I promised to improvise a short fiction piece based on as many of these elements as possible. The following short, short (1,000 word) […]