My family loves to play games. Always has. And we’ve amassed a collection of oddball games, you know–like the kind you find at Barnes & Noble around the holiday season. One of the ones that I was given years ago is called Best Sellers. (Subtitled with “the creative writing game where novel ideas make you a winner!) I have always loved this game, but it’s hard finding people that enjoy it. After all, it’s not Go Fish–it requires thought. You draw a card, and that’s your topic. Then you draw two more cards, and those are your letters. You have two minutes to write about the topic using as many words as possible that start with the drawn letters. Each word is worth a point, and can only be counted the first time they are used (so you can’t have the letter A and score over and over again for ‘and and and and and and and and’ sort of thing).
Stuck at home on yet another snow day where I’m not going anywhere and have had nothing interesting happen to me to get the creative juices flowing enough to write about I figured this would be a great opportunity to pull out the game that m friends don’t like and use it. So today’s topic is Metropolitan Madness, the letters are R and D. One flip of the timer doesn’t seem like much, though, so I’ll do three. My time starts now: Continue reading