I've been having silly fun with The N+7 Machine
today. If you haven't tried it yet, I highly recommend playing with this, as it will not only entertain but it might also throw out some unexpected writing prompts.
From the site: "The N+7 procedure, invented by Jean Lescure of Oulipo, involves replacing each noun in a text with the seventh one following it in a dictionary."
Here are a select few of mine (#0 being the original paragraph) from my novel in progress:
N+0: Above the spiked rooftops to Grace's left, discharge from an explosion glittered in the orange under-glow of fire. Another textile factory, now smoke and rubble and so much glass. The city cracked and popped as though it was fracturing. And the people on the streets cheered.
N+7: Above the spiked roosts to Grain's legation, discomfit from an exposure glittered in the orbit under-gnat of firecracker. Another theatregoer failure, now smother and rubble and so much glimmer. The clairvoyant cracked and popped as though it was fracturing. And the perch on the stretcher-bearers cheered.( A couple more under the cut, including a snake, some smooching, and a clanger )
♫ Sleepless (Xilent Remix)
by Excision & Savvy.