Category Archives: Random Sentence Stories

These are short stories written from a seed sentence. Individuals give me a random sentence and I write a short story around that sentence. Occasionally I write more than one story from the same seed sentence, to experiment with divergent ideas.

Difficult to be Original

Thank you, Monica Hadsall, for this seed sentence: “I find it difficult to be consistently original.” This sentence is a perfect example. It took me five tries to choose the word “consistently”. “Always” is plain vanilla. “Regularly” is boring. “Continually”? … Continue reading

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Footsteps

Thank you, Jamie Clark, for this seed sentence! “As she listened to the clickety-clack of footsteps coming up the stairs outside, she took a deep breath, closed her eyes, rested her face in her palm, and sighed.” And so the … Continue reading

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I Foremost Believe in Myself

Thank you, Dennis Giersch, for this seed sentence: I am, as I foremost believe in myself! And so the story begins… A man stepped forward from the crowd and approached. Someone you wouldn’t notice particularly until you saw his eyes. … Continue reading

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Freeing a Tethered Soul

Thanks, Stacey Patalita, for this seed sentence! “Some days I feel good in my skin and other days my soul feels tethered.”  And so the story begins… Some days I feel good in my skin and other days my soul … Continue reading

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Sivakami Fulfills a Life

Thanks, Margaret L Evans Sivakami, for this seed sentence! “Śivakāmi is mesmerized by the continuous raindrops falling steadily from the sky like a screensaver.”  And so the story begins… Sivakami dances through life. Born as Barbara Ann Morgan, a common … Continue reading

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A Chipmunk Comes Calling

“When he answered the doorbell, there was only a chipmunk sitting on the front step, looking up at him.” Continue reading

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When you relocate, does your heart come, too?

Thanks, Rich Heiser, for this seed sentence! April 11, 2018 “Sometimes, when you relocate, you need to purposely DRAG your heart with you.”  And so the story begins… Sometimes, when you relocate, you need to purposely DRAG your heart with … Continue reading

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