Boring (Adventures in Writing…)

This scene is boring.  How can I spice it up?  Add small children that will be caught up in a monster fight to come.

Yep… that will work…

I think I have a problem.

To clarify: no children will be killed, maimed, or harmed in the making of this scene.

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Writing Prompt #57

“Fireflies”

The inspiration for this prompt came from a campout that I did during the summer.  When the sky got dark there were hundreds of fireflies in the trees that surrounded the field.  Every time they lit up it looked like there were stars hanging just above us.  It was probably the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.

Writing Prompt #57

Fireflies sparkled and danced in the branches.  At night they looked like stars close enough to touch.

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Writing Prompt #56

“World Portal”

If there are two things I love to read, they are portal fantasies and stories about parallel universes.  This prompt combines the two.  What could be so important that your character’s alternate self needs their help?  How do the two characters differ?  They might be the same character essentially but how have their experiences shaped them.  Maybe one world is like our own, without magic but with technology, and the other relies solely on magic.  Or perhaps the alternate world has technology that’s way more advanced than our own.

Writing Prompt #56

You find a mirror at an antique store.  You decide to buy it but when you get it home, you realize buying it was no coincidence.  It’s a portal to another world and your counterpart needs your help.

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Writing Prompt #55

“Dragon’s Harp”

I like the idea of a musical instrument that can summon creatures.  What would you do if you came into possession of a harp that could summon dragons?  How did you even find something like that?  Could it be one instrument out of several that summons creatures?  Personally, I would explore how such an instrument came into being.  That’s up to you though!

Writing Prompt #55

The harp, it was said, summoned dragons.

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Writing Prompt #54

“The Lord’s Daughter”

This is one of those prompts where I invite you to see just how “easy” you can make this character’s job.  Use Murphy’s Law.  Anything that can go wrong, does.  Perhaps someone attacks the castle while this guard and the Lord’s daughter are out playing in the waterways.  Maybe the two of them find something strange.  You might even decide to make this the start of some grand adventure for them.  It’s up to you.  Let’s see if this “easy” job is what he expected it to be.

Writing Prompt #54

It was a relatively easy gig.  Watch the Lord’s daughter as she played in the castle waterways.

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Writing Prompt #53

“Beast”

I love a good monster character.  They can be incredibly complex and interesting characters.  What I love more than a monster is the relationship between monsters and other people.  Write the story behind this beast and the girl.  Why does she feel sorry for him/her/it?  Does it have anything to do with the blood on her hem?

Writing Prompt #53

The beast was hideous with black leather wings and a snout that seemed to be shoved into it’s face.  However, as she stepped closer to the haggard figure with it’s blood on her dress’s hem, she couldn’t help but pity it.

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Writing Prompt #52

“Forest Intruders”

Here’s a fantasy type prompt for you today on this Friday.  Imagine your character up on high in the trees, watching as travelers wander about their forest home.  Why are these intruders in the forest?  What threat might they hold?  Or could this perhaps be a misunderstanding in the making?

Writing Prompt #52

Intruders?  In her forest?  There was no way she was going to stand for it! She pulled an arrow from her quiver.

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Writing Prompt #51

“Young Traveler”

Everyone remembers their first solo trip.  I was fourteen or fifteen the first time my family allowed me to travel by myself.  However, that’s not at all young in comparison to some travelers.  Sometimes when I see the especially young children in the airport, I wonder where it is that they’re going.  Write about a character who is either young and traveling or someone who sees a younger character traveling.  Are they strangers?  Would the older character approach the younger?

Writing Prompt #51

The child seemed to be too young to be waiting on their own for the train.

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Writing Prompt #50

“Useful Trinkets”

Think about walking through the market.  You’re looking for something but you’re not entirely sure what it is.  Maybe you’re setting off on a quest  soon and you’re trying to fill your pack with things.  Perhaps you have this sinking feeling that you’re missing something vital.  Whatever it is, you happen across a small store at the very back of the market.  The merchant calls out to you, beckoning you closer.  None of their items make a lot of sense.  They’re weird.  However, they assure you that what ever you chose will come in handy.

Writing Prompt #50

The merchant at the very back of the market sells the strangest but most useful trinkets.

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Writing Prompt #49

“Mountains’ Secret”

Some of my favorite fantasy locations are the hard to reach villages.  Cities nestled in the cliffs.  Towns hidden in misty mountains.  These are places worthy of being crucial way points for your heroes.  Places like this provide a challenge to your daring adventures.  You might as well make them earn that title right?  After all, where’s the fun if everything is easy for them?

Writing Prompt #49

The city is hidden behind a cliff, nestled in the mountains.  Only the strongest of adventurers and the sturdiest of horses make it there.

Remember!  Anything that you write using this prompt for inspiration is one hundred percent yours!  Tweak this prompt to fit your needs or use it as a jumping point to start your novel, short story, or chapter!

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I also have recently published an serial story called Enchantress.  Find it here on Tapas or Wattpad!