EXERCISE Plot Practice: Week 12, Pairing Week

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by The Mood is Write, May 27, 2016.

  1. Everyone loves plotting! Plotting is a fabulous way to find new ideas, breathe new life into old ones, and otherwise just have a really good time.

    I'm going to throw three basic plots (in various formats) a week, and users are welcome to post their takes and what they'd do with any given plot.

    1. Landlord x Layabout
    2. Spy x Ruler
    3. Ruler x Child




    Below are my examples.

    1. Landlord x Layabout

      Three months on the dot. The landlord looked at the ledger and sighed. Time for another reminder, he reflected as he climbed the stairs to the top and furthest room in his building. He Reached up to knock, then paused as a weird scent hit his nostrils.

      Slowly, he opened the door, and then screamed.

      Now, he must learn the fate of his mysterious renter, find out what happened, and avoid discovery.
    2. Spy x Ruler

      She had been infiltrating the Emperor's court for a month now, and here it was: her moment of opportunity. She prepared her poison and hid it among the folds of her dress as she met the emperor in his private room, and the two enjoyed each other's company.

      Morning came, and she woke before him and pulled the poison from her discarded dress, only to pause and breathe deeply. She told herself it was bad timing, but she already knew the true reason she threw the poison from his window was much worse for her
    3. Ruler x Child

      The king gazed out at his court, only to pause as he caught sight of his son. He stared a few long moments, then subtly motioned the young man forward. As the young man began to walk forward, the king looked away at a comment from his trusted adviser, and returned his gaze to his son in time to watch his daughter kiss the young man's cheek.

      How long had this been going on? He started to stand, only to pause as he noticed a glint between them, and then redness fell to the floor in great red circles.