Monday, September 22, 2008

Musical Prompt

As a child did you play musical chairs? If you haven't heard of it, it's a game that requires one less chair than those playing. While music plays, participants walk around the chairs all going the same direction. When the music stops (at random intervals) everyone scurries to capture a chair. Last one standing is out and a chair is removed and the game is played again until one chair remains and one participant has claimed it when the music stops.

For today's Pumping Your Muse prompt we'll turn to the radio for a musical prompt much like this game. Turn on the radio and select a station that plays music. Listen to the words of the first song you hear and jot down concepts. Turn it off. Return to the radio three times throughout the day. Turn on the radio from dead silence to see what's on.

Take the concepts from one of the three songs and incorporate them into a scene or short story.

Note: Today's photo provided by Paulo Correa

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