Scrabble...don't make me cut a *****.
I have a confession to make – I play entirely too much Scrabble with my writer roommate (hey, at least I’m not alone in my addiction). We usually play about a game a day, give or take. We play with nine tiles instead of seven. All languages are up for grabs—we’ve thrown down words in Spanish, Latin, Japanese, you name it.
So, naturally, nobody else we know wants to play with us, because we smash them into literary oblivion. We’re pretty much only suitable for playing with each other or at the competitive level (do people actually play Scrabble competitively?)
Anyway, I have started writing down our words to save them for later, as sometimes I’ll happen on a couple of words in Scrabble that I really love. I think it’d be fun to take a Scrabble board and write a short story or vignette based around the words in any given game, but between working on We are the Weapon and Everybody But Lazarus, I haven’t really had much time to give this writing exercise a go. But if anyone gives it a shot, post or link to your results and let me know how it goes for you…
Here are a couple of boards from the past week: