June 25, Bathroom Game

Short Games

1. Go back to the bathroom.
2. Stick your hand in the hole in the wall.
3. When you hit the slimy membrane, keep pushing.
4. When you reach the crawling critters,
5. When you reach the skeleton hand, shake it.
6. When you feel the touch of soft fabric, start pulling.
7. Keep pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling and pulling
until the impossibly long chain of handkerchiefs fill your entire apartment.
8. Ta-daaaa!

June 23, Details Game

Short Games

1. Drag the back of your hand
along a smooth surface.
2. Put your face half-way under water.
3. Picture a soft and small animal.
4. Sit in the middle of a burning building.
5. Throw a word against the steepest part of mountain
until it shatters.
6. Drag the palm of your hand
across someone’s face.
7. Tell me your name
and write it on your sheet where it says
“Character Name”.

May 21, Fencing Game

Short Games

1. Grow up reaching through the cracks for hi-fives.
2. Learn to expect hard slaps on the back of your head.
3. Don’t flinch, advance.
4. Don’t blink, lunge.
5. Don’t cry, parry.
6. Drop your weapon after a life of walking ropes.
7. Using both hands, grasp the white picket fence tightly.
8. Slash at the backs of the people who went over before you.
9. Mark it a tie and move to sudden death.
10. Start climbing.

May 20, Stall Game

Short Games

1. Max out your BRAIDING skill
by holding hands.
2. Talk.
3. Let it all heat up.
4. Go and sit outside.
5. Open and close your eyes
until you’ve forgotten why you started doing it.
6. Lean back (finally, after all this time).
7. Inhale and feel your heart race again.
8. Whisper:
“Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be still
Be
still”.

May 19, Field Game

Short Games

1. Run into a bank.
2. Shout: “Put your hands up!
3. Whisper: “For science…
put them up for science.
4. Count how many hands are put up
5. Write that number down.
6. Run.
7. Score yourself based on how the jury responds
to the following defense:
“For goodness sake, you absolute cretins,
I’m not a criminal! I am a sociologist!
A soooociiioooloooogiiiist, okay?
Do you know what that means?
No! No, you don’t, do you?

May 17, Rain Game

Short Games

1. Rub your palms together,
slowly at first and then faster.
2. Snap your fingers
in an irregular pattern.
3. Clap you hands,
but don’t keep a beat.
4. Slap your thighs.
5. Slap you thighs really hard
6. Slap you thighs really hard
and start stomping your feet.
7. Continue doing this for a very long time.
8. Scream: Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
uuuuuuuuuu
uuuuuuu
uuuu
uck!
9. Do it all in reverse, going back
to slapping,
then clapping,
then snapping.
10. Score yourself based on how much
you look like you just came in from the rain.

May 6, Open Game

Short Games

1. Open your window like you
open your eyes in the morning.
2. Open this box like you
open a heart unattached.
3. Open your hands like you
open a locked door.
4. Open your mouth like you
open a dying insect.
5. Open three restaurants,
all with miss spelled naimes.
6. Open a cold case
and drag your tongue
along the inside of its lid.
7. Open your door like you
open a line of reasoning.
8. Close the door as you
leave and slip a note under it.
9. Read the note out loud:
”Ceci n’est pas une
Short Game for Lonely People”

May 4, Cloud Game

Short Games

1. Duck away from those claws, that,
until just recently,
have always left you alone
to do whatever.
2. Go into a well-lit cave.
3. Sleep next to the fire.
4. Wake up and cover your hands in ashes.
5. Draw a cloud on your chest.
6. Ask the cloud where it’s going.
7a. Wait for an answer.
OR
7b. Turn into a cloud.

May 2, Party Game

Short Games

1. Raise your glass.
2. Keep quiet for a second.
3. Shed a tear.
4. Shed another tear.
5. Shed enough tears to fill the glass to the brim.
6. Say, loud and clear:
”To absent friends!
To distant lovers!
To hell approaching!
To heaven waiting!
To sandstorms dancing!
To oceans singing!
To preachers crying!
To nurses laughing!
To strong drinks helping!
To soft words helping!
To light touches
and sweet lips
and strong hearts
and brave eyes
and honest hands,
all reaching out
to say:
here
and here
and here
and here
and here”.
7. Drink. All of it.
8. Put the glass back down.
9. Have lots
and lots
and lots
and lots
and lots
and lots
and lots
and lots
and lots
and lots
and lots
and lots
and lots
of fun.
10. You win!