plinky and his magic wand

I have just rediscovered Plinky. It’s fantastic because when you’re having a brain freeze or inspiration has deserted you, you can guarantee he’ll come up with a random question to get the old brain cells working. It’s good for the serious writers too as it forces them to write something every single day of the week.

Some of the questions are bizarre but regardless, they all get you thinking outside the square. Today’s one is a perfect example “I’ve just acquired a magic wand. What would I use it for?” Now the chance of me thinking about magic wands is about remote as my five-year old niece thinking about the health benefits of eating vegetables.

But just for the record — if I had a magic wand I would use it to banish all cancer related illnesses from the planet. It is the one disease that is indiscriminate and takes all the wrong people far too early.

Plinky also forces you to confront things, and sometimes things you’d prefer not to share, like “defend your vice?”  umm… maybe I’ll save that for another day.


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