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Silly Set Up; Creative Response

I've been re-watching Avatar: Legend of Korra, and I've always thought Bumi's crazy stories would be super interesting to go into more depth on how they actually happened (if his descriptions were indeed true to life).

Then I thought it would be fun to have a sort of creative thinking exercise where the set up is provided and you have to come up with the details of how the characters got to it. Can you make it work?

Top level submissions will be the end state. You should reply to those top level submissions with how the subjects / characters got to that point while using the information provided in the set up.

Example:

"Yo Johnny, you remember that time we talked our way out of getting arrested using my pet rabbit and a dead cell phone?"

Reply:

"Yea dude, that was wild. I was shitting bricks when he walked up to my window with all that weed we had in the trunk. If Fluffy Jorge hadn't been in the back and your allergy pills hadn't wore off that you wouldn't have been all glassy eyed and looking like you were crying. I don't think he would have bought my fake ass story about your family being in a tragic car accident earlier that day."

I'll provide a couple to get y'all started with, but if you have any good one's feel free to submit those as top level entries!

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    scrambo
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    #1 "Yo Johnny, you remember that time we talked our way out of getting arrested using my pet rabbit and a dead cell phone?"

    #1 "Yo Johnny, you remember that time we talked our way out of getting arrested using my pet rabbit and a dead cell phone?"

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    1. cfabbro
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      "Yeah, but when you told that cop the only reason we were speeding and blew through the red light was because you forgot your magic top hat and were late for a show, I really didn't think he would...

      "Yeah, but when you told that cop the only reason we were speeding and blew through the red light was because you forgot your magic top hat and were late for a show, I really didn't think he would buy it! Somehow guessing his lucky number, and then faking a phone call from the Mayor to excuse us was a nice touch, though I have no idea how you actually managed to pull those off. And we definitely got lucky the old "got your nose" trick distracted him from the noises coming from the trunk!"

      I suck at this, but wanted to give it a shot anyways, since I really hope writing prompts takes off here so people more creative than myself can start contributing eventually. ;)

  2. scrambo
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    #2 "How did I make it out of the desert after 12 days with nothing but a metal spoon, the clothes on my back, a pistol with two rounds, and the voices in my head? Well it's a great story....."

    #2 "How did I make it out of the desert after 12 days with nothing but a metal spoon, the clothes on my back, a pistol with two rounds, and the voices in my head? Well it's a great story....."

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  3. scrambo
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    #3 "Have you all heard the story about the convict who broke out of the high security prison using nothing but grape jelly, a broken flute, three quarters and a pair of leather shoes?"

    #3 "Have you all heard the story about the convict who broke out of the high security prison using nothing but grape jelly, a broken flute, three quarters and a pair of leather shoes?"

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  4. scrambo
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    #4 "Sweetie, have we ever told you about the day your mother and I met? I had just finished my shift at the 'Gentlemans Club' and was on my way home when I noticed a man help your mother out of...

    #4 "Sweetie, have we ever told you about the day your mother and I met? I had just finished my shift at the 'Gentlemans Club' and was on my way home when I noticed a man help your mother out of his limousine...."

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