Friday, August 10th, 2012

Writers Prompt – Worms and Coffee

Worms and Coffee - North Carolina - Photo by Kelly A. Harmon - 10 August 2012Today I was driving through eastern North Carolina and I came across this little gas-and-go store at a bridge intersection.

(The bridge takes you over to the coast, where apparently, a lot of fisherman go. At this little crossroads, they can get worms [for bait] and coffee [for some energy] on their way.)

I LOVE the name of this store. It’s a clever bit of naming that (unless you’re a local fisherman) makes you think twice. I adore the incongruity.

 

Here’s Your Prompt

  1. Write a story about “worms and coffee.” Caveat: it can’t be about fishing.
     
  2. If you don’t like the idea of worms and coffee, open up the dictionary to a random page, close your eyes and drop your finger down on a word. Do this twice or more, until you come up with two different nouns. You can connect them with “and” or “or.”
     
  3. Choose any of these random word pairs that I generated using a random noun generator found on the internet:
    1. okra and alligators
    2. pen and Zinc
    3. mountain and soda
    4. caterpillar or desert
    5. storms or fairies

  4. Find your own word pairs using the Paper Tiger Random Noun Generator.

2 comments to Writers Prompt – Worms and Coffee

  • Boy, that odd juxtaposition of Worms and Coffee caused an old memory to wriggle up and awaken! I was in Hawaii several years ago and ate at a small restaurant where, in the same building, automotive repair was performed in the back. I don’t recall the name of the place, but I guess you could have a meal while your car was getting fixed. I remember hoping they could tell the salad oil from the motor oil.

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