Hey, who want’s to play a game?
Whoa, whoa, whoa, so many hands. Okay, you, you, you, and you.
Yes, and you too.
Okay, everyone can play.
I call this game Let’s Build A World. and here’s how we play. We all get to build one building, create two characters, and a situation.
I’ll go first, to show you how it works.
I’m going to create a hardware store:
Boom, there it is. A cozy little downtown kind of store. Palm trees, so it’s hot here (and about to get hotter.)
Now, how about a character:
Hey, here’s Hank. He’s a carpenter. Really knows how to hammer. And he’s got those big musclie kind of arms and abs and stuff. Everyone say “HI.” to Hank. He’s real friendly. You can tell by that smile.
But I did say we need two characters and a situation so lets add:
Eve. she works at the hardware store. A real helpful type, but she works way too hard, and needs a little distraction and fun in her life.
That’s Fred in the background. Ignore him. Yeah, he’s got this crush on Eve, but he doesn’t have a chance, not with old Hank the Carpenter in the picture.
No, not this picture, the one up above where he’s hefting that big tool box and…oh no. He just dropped it, and made quite a racket in the hardware store.
Guess who goes to investigate the commotion.
And something tells me someone is ending up on a date tonight. There just might be hand-holding, and kissing, and all kinds of stuff.
Okay, there’s my building, my characters, and my situation.
Now it’s your turn. Lets build a town, and from that maybe a whole world.
In the comments down below give me your building and where you’d put it in our town. There’s room right beside the hardware store, or over by that park, or down by the river. Then add a couple of characters that live, work, or just happen to be hanging out in your building. And if your really adventurous, put those characters in a situation.
I know you can’t post pictures, so you’ll just have to paint us pictures with words. There’s extra words on aisle 5 of the hardware store if you run short. Feel free to use as many as you like.
Let’s see how big a world we can build.
S. C. Mitchell builds worlds all the time in his science fiction, fantasy, and paranormal romance novels. Check out his latest (Now available for pre-order):
She could walk through walls, but she couldn’t escape love.
Xi Force book 2:
By S. C. Mitchell
When Kayla Armstrong is attacked in her lab, she falls into a chemical stew. Now she’s walking through walls and falling through floors.
As the leader of Xi Force, Joel Weisberg is always looking for new superheroes for his team. What he wasn’t looking for was sexy Kayla Armstrong falling through the ceiling of his apartment right into his bed. Still he isn’t complaining when the event finds him a new Xi Force member and a new love. Now she just needs some training and some time.
But when an old enemy comes back with new powers and captures Joel, it’s up to Kayla to lead the Xi Force against her. But can they rescue Joel before he’s murdered . . . again?