Writing Exercise: It Seemed Like a Good Idea

This writing exercise felt extraordinarily difficult. The five minutes seemed to go by so quickly and I was struggling to get words down on the paper. In the end, I was happy that I could get all of the words into a coherent story!

The below three words were chosen for this writing exercise.

  • Chain
  • Sweater
  • Tissue

It seemed like a good idea at the time. I mean, how could it possibly go wrong? Yet here I was sitting hunched over on the ground, chainmail draped over my sweater and tiny pieces of tissue stuffed up my nose. I looked accusatorily at the sword lying on the ground beside me then back up at the sign. It read “Sword of Pain”.