This is a royal twist on an old meme. The Queen just wish she’d found these gems when she was actually twenty-one. This is how it works: You must follow the directions to the letter.
1. Find the nearest bookshelf of your favorite reads, cookbooks, tech books, magazines. It doesn’t matter. This will work for all print media. If you don’t have seven books lined up on a shelf, grab the first seven you see around the house.
2. Book #1: Turn to page 21. Read the 21st sentence (you may have to turn the page).
Write it down.
3. Do the same with the first seven books or articles you see. The sentences will make a paragraph. You must write them down in the order you found them.
4. When you are finished, read over your “story” and title it.
5. Show us your bibliography at the end of this meme.
Roadkill: A Love Story
OK, Cue! IBM confirms it must be the same man. For me and most other writers I know, writing is not rapturous. The average yodel means “My Dick is Freezing!”. A little gentle force, however, worked magic: we sandwiched the salted slices between paper towels and pressed down with enough force to extrude any remaining juices (and the seeds) but not enough to squish the slices flat. Began drinking heavier, sleeping less, chain smoking, feeling in some way he’d been taken for a sucker. Go away.
1. The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus: All The Words, Volume II
2. The Negotiator – Frederick Forsyth
3. Bird by Bird – Anne Lamott
4. You Gotta Play Hurt – Dan Jenkins
5. Inside America’s Test Kitchen – 2004 edition
6. Gravity’s Rainbow – Thomas Pynchon
7. The Complete Monty Python’s Flying Circus: All The Words, Volume I