Reward: Pam’s plan for the week: Lose 20lbs by Friday. She’d get started tomorrow, right after a final BigMac. Such good planning deserved a reward.
Cave: Have you been living in a cave? / Why would you ask me that? / You’re covered in dirt and moss / Oh, right. Now that you mention it…
Rejection: He stormed out. Then he realized they’d said yes. He shuffled back in & explained that he’d come to expect rejection. They weren’t impressed
Example: He begged, “Don’t make an example of me!” though he knew he was a problem. But the editor stuck him in the example section of the mathbook anyway.
Charming: Jen wasn’t being picky. She just wanted a nice guy. Nice & funny. And charming. Smart, sexy, fun, & at least 4″ taller than her. That’s all.
Truth: Madame Fortuna always seemed to reveal greater truths in her inebriation than in her psychic intuition.
Fluid: “You’re so powerful, yet your movements are fluid. You’re smooth, but sharp. Such beauty,” Tom cooed as the scotch danced down his throat.
Worth: He was 50 before he realized his worth had nothing to do with his bottom line. 40 years later he died a happy man with $10 to his name.
Unique: Mary prided herself on being unique, on pushing the boundaries. But the stick-on mustache was probably taking it a bit too far…
Stale: His sandwich was stale, just like his life. Of course, he could have got a new sandwich, but he settled for what he had. His choice.
Draft: 1st Draft: Total shit. 2nd Draft: Better, but still shit. 3rd Draft: In the trash. 4th Draft: Genius. Publishers notes: Go back to 1st draft