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Apples to Apples to Words

Since it’s the weekend, we want you to have a little fun with your writing.* Give our Apples to Apples Challenge a try!

This is *not* a contest, we’re just playing with words today, but here are the rules: 

  1. Incorporate the words in large text from the cards below into a short piece of writing. (250 words or less) Once you’re done, post your story in the comments for us all to enjoy.
  2. Please keep it family friendly! We want to show off your well-crafted work but we can’t keep it on our site if it goes against our family-friendly policy. You can explore dark topics but you have to handle them with finesse. That means minimum gore, no explicit content, and no foul language. If your usual work is loaded with that stuff, this will be a good way to explore how to write for a different audience.
  3. Be sure to read other people’s work and give them some encouragement.

*Actually, we hope you can always have fun with your writing.

Three cards from the game 'Apples to Apples' sit on a wooden surface. Each card features a cartoon apple and some text.  The first card reads 'Cary Grant - 1904-86, British-born American actor known for his debonair manner. He can be found  North by Northwest.' The second reads 'Dull - boring, stupid, blunt' and the third reads 'Spontaneous Combustion - the ignition of substances without an application of an external heat source. A good plot for The X-Files.'
Cary Grant, Dull, Spontaneous Combustion? this is a bestseller in the making!