Thursday Thirteen #139

A good Thursday to everyone! I think that everyone needs a kick in the butt at times to get back to writing (I sure do!) and think that we could all use some jump-starts! That will be the central theme of this week’s Thursday Thirteen.

For those who don’t know, this is a common writing excersize where you get a jump-start sentence and use that to write down a few pages or paragraphs. It just helps you get the juices flowing.

Do *you* have something you wrote based on these? Have a good jump-start sentence of your own? Please let me know in the comments.

Thursday 13
Thirteen jump-start sentences by Aaron Crocco

1. My key wouldn’t unlock the door, which is odd because it worked just an hour ago.

2. I couldn’t take it anymore and knew jumping seemed to be my only option.

3. The power went out just as I was ready to hit save.

4. Turning around, I saw the Mustang slam into her.

5. Why couldn’t I tell her that I loved her?

6. I knew death was only a moment away.

7. My life was about to change but I wondered why now.

8. I wanted to hit him but I couldn’t.

9. I prayed.

10. My legs burned from running for so long.

11. She had been gone so long that I couldn’t hear her voice anymore.

12. You should probably bring him along.

13. Even if no one listens, I feel like I did my best.

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  1. What a way to get writing. I had to concentrate to get through the list because I got sidetracked with the stories in my head. I hope all the writing teachers out there are using exercises like this. Happy TT!

  2. Would be fun to read stories that were jumpstarted by those sentences! I usually just start rambling when I write because I forget all my great inspirations that I had thought of at inopportune times when i couldn’t jot them down. 🙂
    Happy TT!

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