Saturday, 2 November 2013

Throwing bones

Rory's Story Cubes
This week I'm going to be looking at Rory's Story Cubes. It isn't a divination tool at all, but a children's game meant to inspire kids to engage in storytelling. I saw someone online somewhere talk about picking up a set in an airport and thinking it would make a good divination tool. I agreed on first sight! Curious, I straightaway ordered two sets from Amazon. I can see there are many ways to use these, but today I tried this method. I put all the story cubes in both hands and shook them up. Then without looking, I dropped one cube out onto the spread and made a sentence or part of a sentence about each cube as it turn up. I had no question in mind, so I guess that is why I got a snapshot of my thoughts at that moment.

This is my reading for today (read left to right):


Top row: I am unsure about what direction using these cubes will take (dice and arrow), but I feel there is magic in them (magic wand) and the world (earth) seems already to have discovered this.
Bottom row: I will use them in online communications (star and letter), and my comfort level (house) with them will flower (flower) as I learn with them (L plate).

One sentence reading:
The world knows there is magic in these cubes, as I've read online, and I will learn to feel right at home with them through trial and error.

This could be fun. :) It's also a nice time to be using Story Cubes, because this year I've decided for the first time to try NaNoWriMo, even though I have no idea for characters, plot, or style. I'm just going to sit down and whatever comes out, comes out. I am not going to pressurize myself about the 1667 words per day goal, as my mind balks at this, and when I sat down to the blank sheet today, my first impulse was to say, oh forget it, I can't do it. Instead, I have modified the goal to something that feels more achievable for me: Just write something every day for 30 days.

Day 1 NaNoWriMo - 542 words. 35 min.

1 comment:

  1. Those cubes are fun!. I admire everybody who has taken op the challenge of NaNoWriMO in what ever form. I've seen so many variations online. Just to commit to a practice for 30 days is challenging enough. Good luck to you :)

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