Let’s have fun with Clichés!
Here are a few classic plot clichés. Pick one and write a 100(ish) word story (or poem, or script, or dialogue, or infographic) to break the cliché mold.
Submit your piece here (Leave a Reply) by 5PM on Saturday August 15th.
Read your fellow writers’ work and comment.
Feel free to tweak gender or plot or use another cliché or just make up your own thing.
John Smith is sitting in the park, feeding the squirrels, when a beautiful girl runs up, kisses him, and whispers, “Pretend you know me.”
It is the year 3030 and the Time Tourists are receiving their final instructions in the lounge of Time Travel Incorporated: “Remember,” says the guide, “do not try to bring back any souvenirs with you.”
Johnnie Smith is thirteen-years-old today and he’s been hinting for weeks that what he wants for his birthday is a brand-new bicycle, but nobody even says “Happy Birthday” to him and he is sure that everybody has forgotten his birthday.
Jane, the quiet, mousy, intelligent graphic designer mentions to her vivacious, buxom coworker that she’s interested in the new guy. The coworker says, “He looks like my kind of guy.”
Romance Part 2:
Two people meet. They dislike each other. They are thrust into a situation where they have to cooperate and subsequently fall madly in love, only to have a setback, which they overcome and fall even more madly in love.