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A Custom Story..give me 15 words and I'll tell you a tale.. a custom "story snippet" by The Weaver of Words

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...the way it works:
email me 15 words of your choice. I take those words and I'll write a story "snippet" using your words. You can pick any types of words..

You can chose your words in whatever way you like, at random, whatever words pop into your head, or any other way. I think it works best if you have fun with it.

Once you email the 15 words to me, I'll write a custom story "snippet" using your 15 words.

When the "story snippet" is complete, I'll mail you a hard copy of the story printed on cardstock paper and email you the story as well.

A few example stories......

Here's some story "snippets" that I wrote using other people's words:

I came up with the below snippet of a story using all of Julie’s 15 chosen words for the 57th Scavenger Hunt challenge.

Julie’s chosen words: island, misfit, lighthouse, letter, summer, scout, love, secret, blind, hike, beach, camping, music, kiss, resolve.

My story, written using Julie's words:

"her one true love"

it was late summer
when she found it
the autumn chill had
already crept into the air
she had been out camping
on the eastern coast
on a beach known for
its enchantment
its magic
she was scouting
for driftwood for the fire
when she heard strange
beautiful lilting strains of music
floating on the salty air
she hiked toward it
following the melody
down below the lighthouse on the cliffs
that's where she found it
the letter in a blue bottle
washed up onto the shore
sunk deep into the sand
she bent down
removed the cork
slipped out the scroll
and read it:
“I had always felt like such a misfit,
an island onto myself,
until I met you.
my secret love,
she who camps alone
beside the sea.
I know love can be blind,
But I also know that
it’s also the only thing
that’s truly real.”
her hands shook
as she kissed the letter
she recognized his
beloved handwriting.
she was resolved
to pack up in the morning
and head home to
to a place where she knew
she would find
the only thing
that’s truly real

Here's the related treasury:


my most current story "snippets" can be found at my blog:

Here's the link to one story in a set of four that I wrote for my twin sister & her family as a Christmas gift. We both have a really silly sense of humor! It's called "Going Bananas":


Here's links to a few more stories that I created these for the Scavenger Hunt Challenge in Etsy’s Trendsetting Treasury Team (I included them in my blog – see below links):

....to believe....

A good fairy tale gone bad


Scavenging words & images

I've always had fun making up stories with a few random words. It started off in a writer's group. We'd pick a few words from a book at random and write a short tale. It was a fun way to jog our imagination and play with letting our creativity run loose.

Later when I played Etsy's Trendsetting Treasury Team's Scavenger Hunt Challenge I couldn't resist those 15 wonderful words chosen by other people, so I began to write story snippets using the 15 chosen words to accompany the treasury that I would create for the challenge.

I was have so much fun doing this, that I decided to offer a custom "story snippet" listing. I hope you enjoy reading my stories as much as I enjoyed writing them!t

A Custom Story..give me 15 words and I'll tell you a tale.. a custom "story snippet" by The Weaver of Words


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  • Materials: 15 words chosen by you, a pen, a yellow legal pad, the early morning hours, imagination, creativity, playfulness, my inner child, my inner storyteller, the tale that wants to be told
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