Sunday, May 12, 2024

Paradox #21

image: https://pixabay.com/photos/fantasy-illusion-sailboat-sea-sky-1204156/


Maybe it's not a paradox. Maybe it just feels counter-intuitive. Still, it seems to be true:

To get more done, practice creating times when you get nothing done.

Schedule down-town. Focus on not focusing. Let your mind wander and explore.

Creative artists know that this works. It might feel disorienting at first, yet it does work. To get more done, sometimes you've got to do less.

-- doug smith

 

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Scene Prompt: Life and Emergency

A patient in the emergency room presents with the emergency that suddenly life is not real and if we're not all careful we will all melt away.

RAISE THE STAKES:

Other players catch the condition.

 

Friday, March 29, 2024

Scene Prompt: The Curious Mail Person

A curious mail deliverer asks detailed and endless questions of the receivers of the mail. 

RAISE THE STAKES:

Not only answer the questions, but take it to another level of "nobody needs to know" detail.

Reverse the flow and interrogate the mail person.


Thursday, March 28, 2024

Scene Prompt: Surreal Carpenter

A carpenter, who firmly believes that "there are no absolutes" builds a house for someone who thinks that perhaps 12 inches IS a foot and a right angle IS 90 degrees and walls should hold up.

RAISE THE STAKES:

Levitating tools.

 

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Scene Prompt: Difficult Server

Two people in a restaurant attempt to order their meals and run into difficulty with a server who refuses to acknowledge the existence of vegetables or water.

RAISE THE STAKES:

Other customers enter who each refuse to acknowledge the existence of something commonly believed to exist (like proteins, knives and forks, napkins, money.)

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Scene Prompt: The Spot

 A cleaning person discovers a spot that won't come out, but is determined to prevail.

Monday, March 25, 2024

Scene Prompt: Unexpected Twins

 

are dali and stone twins?

Have you ever found someone who looks enough like you to be your twin? How would it make you feel?

In this scene prompt, all of the people at a party slowing realize that they have a twin at the party. As implausible as they know it is, they come to realize that everyone at the party has at least one twin.

...and scene!