The words are: Glass, Darth Vader, napkin, cellphone, lighter, book, anger, trouble, mind
The task is: I would like you to progressively, in the order that I wrote the words, create a story or a poem or whatever you feel like.
With the tinkling of glasses and the tapping of attention, we knew something was coming. Sure, enough at Archie’s fifth birthday there was Grandad doing his bit for Archie’s Star Wars theme.
Grandad made a triumphant entry as Darth Vader, breathing heavily and uttering in his deepest voice; “Archie, come to the dark side.”
Archie was folding napkins and was somewhat non-plussed by Grandad’s entry much to grandad’s disappointment.
Mum had her cellphone out snapping pictures and urging Archie to stand with grandad who beneath his hot, heavy mask was probably breathing very heavily.
Dad as always frustrated by his father’s antics took out his lighter as he headed out the door to have a smoke in the garden.
Archie meanwhile had taken a fascination to Aunty Iris’ gift, a book, entitled “The Illustrated Star Wars” and was soon in a corner, huddled into the beanbag studiously turning the pages of his new-found treasure.
Grandad was not happy and as we all knew an angry grandad was never a pretty sight. There would be trouble and Grandad always wanting attention turned his mind quickly to gaining what he most craved.
In hindsight, we thought he went a little too far in taking out his light sabre and slashing Archie’s new book in half.