Writing Prompt #82

Writing Prompt #82

Run

Your best friend takes you to a warehouse.  They hand you a gun and tell you to stand guard.  Ten minutes later, you hear a crash and your friend rushes out to tell you to run.  When you finally stop running, your friend is nowhere in sight.

Happy Wednesday!  Have a little drama for your writing prompt today.  I love a high octane action adventure.  Take some time to explore what these two characters are doing at this warehouse.  What are they looking for and does the lookout character even know what’s going on?  Is this a common occurrence for the two?  Talk about what the crash sound was and why they are running.  Is it a monster?  Some guards?  Other theives?  What happens to the other friend?  Why do they disappear?  What sort of adventure does this one crazy night spur?  That’s up to you to decide.

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Writing Prompt #81

Writing Prompt #81

Skateboard for the Elderly

“Grandma stole my skateboard again and refuses to give it back.  Says she’s gotta perfect her kickflip.”

Your writing prompt for this Friday afternoon dips into the humorous side of things.  I can’t remember how I originally got the idea for this one.  Heaven knows that my grandmother probably never even looked at a skateboard.  Then again, neither did I.  I find the image of an elderly lady on a board with death wheels, risking life and hip, to be a bit funny though.  Who knows; I could be wrong.  Maybe your grandmother is a former X Games skater or pioneered women in the skateboarding world.  Perhaps they taught Tony Hawk to skate.  I don’t know but take this prompt and run with it.  See where it takes you.

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Writing Prompt #80

Writing Prompt #80

Shadowed Beast

Out of the mists and shadows, the beasts rose up out of the darkness.  Taller than anything they’d ever seen and more dangerous too.

For today’s prompt, I went with something a little more ominous.  What makes a beast dangerous?  Why would anyone go looking for a beast so terrible?  Take a moment and think about this.  Describe the characters who go looking for this shadowed beast.  Maybe you’re writing an adventure story and this beast is the end of a long quest.  Or perhaps your characters are meeting this dangerous shadowed beast at the beginning of your story.  However, whatever route you choose to go, tell the story of why they’re looking for it.

Not feeling beasts today?  Browse through my archives for more writing prompts like this one!  Remember, anything you write belongs solely to you with no need to credit me for the prompt.  If you would like to share your writing with me though, I’d love to see it!  Drop a link to your writing in the comments below or connect with me on social media.

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Writing Prompt #79

Writing Prompt #79

Warrior Maiden

She looked more like the kind of girl that was supposed to be protected.  Delicate features with a gentle smile.  Yet she stood there, holding a shield, preparing for battle.

Your prompt this morning happens to be one that I’ve used myself.  So often, many writers feel that the only way to write a “good” female character is to make them the proverbial badass.  However, is that truly what makes a female character interesting?  In order to be considered a strong female lead does a warrior maiden truly have to be this loud, tough, and standalone fighter?  The short answer is no.  Writers should play around with different types of characters regardless of gender, orientation, race, or physicality.  Your challenge today is to write about a girl or woman who doesn’t fit the traditional role of a warrior.  How can a quiet, soft-spoken noble born lady take up the mantle of defender of her people?  What does it look like when gentle farm girl with a kind smile and soft touch bears a shield at the front of a battle?  Tell their stories!

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Writing Prompt #78

Writing Prompt #78

Flirty Merman

Her day had been way too long to have to deal with a merman hitting on her.

Your last prompt for the week is a bit of a fun one.  I always see prompts about mermaids but very few about mermen.  I believe somewhere in the wide world of the internet, I’ve read that most of the early depictions of mermen were rather ugly.  However, many modern adaptations that I’ve seen make mermen just as handsome as their female equivalents.  Stories with mermen at the center of them are still in short supply though.  Use this prompt to inspire your next story.  Is your merman the kind of creature that would drag an unsuspecting sailor to their doom?  What are his motives?  How did your heroine even come to be in a position to gain the attention of this flirty merman? Maybe your heroine’s long day began with falling off a ship at sea.  Perhaps she just finished up a terrible date.

Mermen not really your cup of tea?  Check out some of my other writing prompts in the archive for more ideas to give your writing a kickstart.  As always, anything you write belongs solely to you.  You don’t need to credit anyone.  However, if you want to share your writing with me I’d love to read it.  Put a link to it in the comments below or connect with me on Tumblr.

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Writing Prompt #77

Writing Prompt #77

The White Funeral Dress

She was the only one wearing white at the funeral.

Today’s writing prompt feels a bit ominous, bordering on the paranormal.    Usually, when I make my writing prompts, the picture that I use as a background for the prompt and the picture that initially inspires the prompt are completely different.  For this prompt, though, I couldn’t find a picture that worked as well as this one.  The way the people in the background seem to ignore the woman in the foreground and her fuzziness almost make it seem that she’s not really visible to anyone but the person holding the camera.  She smiles knowingly as if she has a secret.  Write that secret.  Tell us how she died.  Show us why she’s smiling at her own funeral.  Or take a completely different spin on this prompt.  Maybe she’s the wife or daughter of the deceased.  But why is she wearing white when everyone else wears black?

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Writing Prompt #76

Writing Prompt #76

New Apartment

Fluffy really enjoyed the view from their new apartment.  Then again, watching Jupiter rise and starships passing right outside the window was pretty impressive.

After a brief break, I’m back with a new set of writing prompts!  This Monday’s prompt is hard and fast science fiction.  I grew up watching movies such as Zenon, Girl of the 21st Century and Star Wars.  Two very different kinds of sci-fi movies but pretty hard and fast examples.  For a large part of my childhood, life on a space station or ship fascinated me.  The mysteries of space are vast and exciting.  With the wide majority of space unexplored, it’s a writer’s paradise and a galaxy of possibilities exists.

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Writing Prompt #75

Writing Prompt #75

Nervous

“Nervous?”
“Why would I be?”
“First time making a solo drop.  Kinda a big deal.”

Your final prompt for the week is a relatively open-ended one.  I think I actually based it on the same picture I based my “Desperately Needed” prompt.  However, this one has a slightly different tone behind it.  I can see the second of the two speakers being more confident.  It could all just be a front though.  What exactly is this unnamed individual dropping off and why is it a big deal?

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Writing Prompt #74

Writing Prompt #74

A Fine Mess

“A fine mess you’ve gotten yourself into brother.”
He glared down at his sister, rattling the chains around his wrists.  “Just get me out of these already.”

Your prompt this Wednesday is inspired by the condescension that only a sibling can offer.  I find that I personally like writing about siblings more than  I like writing about romance.  I wrote this as an adventure prompt because the illustration I based it off of was very much a medieval fantasy picture.  Take some time and tell the story of how and why this sister has to bail her brother out of chains?  What exactly did he do to end up there?  Is this a usual occurrence for the two?

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Writing Prompt #73

Writing Prompt #73

Desperately Needed

The watched the scenery pass underneath the transport as they got closer to the settlement.  The case of supplies weighed heavily in his hand.  The survivors desperately needed them.

Your prompt this morning is a versatile one.  When I wrote it, I originally had a sci-fi setting/genre story in mind.  However, you could probably spin this as a fantasy prompt of some sort or even a horror story.  You could tell the story of a simple medic or delivery man going into a wasteland only to discover that the survivors he’d hoped to bring aide to have vanished.  You could also tell the story of what prompted the need for aid in the first place.  What was the tragedy that befell these people?  How did they find themselves in such dire straits?  Let your imagination run wild and carry you on whatever adventure this prompt takes you on.

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