For Christmas, my lovely friend, Rachael Barnwell, bought me a set of Rory’s Story Cubes. Though I’d never come across them before, I thought they were a fantastic idea, and they certainly kept the kids amused for a while!
Seeing as my blogging and writing has become fairly non-existent recently, I have decided that to get me back into the flow, I would use the cubes to set myself a challenge. I will write a Story Cube story every week, and I will publish it on this blog. There will be minimal editing, so the stories may be a little rough, but I think it will get me back into the writing groove.
I’ve decided to write the first one today, because I’m planning on getting on with my new novel (the Nano failure from November) this weekend.
So here are the cubes:
And here is the story!
Is it any wonder that the world we live in is so filled with hatred, and violence, and sadness? We have forgotten that magic exists. If we could just see the magic that surrounds us, we would be happier, calmer, and feel more fulfilled. Whether you live in a city or in the countryside, in every flower, tree, and rainbow, there is magic.
Smell the sweet scent of flowers, watch animals and insects in their natural habitats, and see the clouds shifting and changing, and you will sense the magnetic energy that makes it all happen. This energy is magic. When lightning strikes, and thunder shakes the ground, we feel the intensity of this magic. It is what keeps the Earth turning, what keeps the sun shining, it gives us a reason to keep living.
So please, take the time today, to stop, and notice something magical. It is all around you, just waiting for you to sense it.
Okay, less of a story and more of a rambling, but trying to tie together the cubes is a great creative exercise! Why not have a go and creating a story from the cubes above and posting it in the comments below? I’d love to see what you come up with!
I’m pleased they were such a hit, and that you’re finding them inspirational!
Yes, they’re awesome. Really must write another installment!