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.

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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 #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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Writing Prompt #72

Writing Prompt #72

Guardians

They live all over the world, from the deserts to the rainforests.  People call them guardians.  Nobody’s sure if they mean the girls themselves or the giant cats that follow them wherever they go.

Thank goodness it’s Friday!  First one of the new year.  Rounding off my latest rounds of prompts is one about guardians.  This happens to be inspired by a collection of pictures I’ve seen on Pinterest.  They all feature women of various ages with giant-sized tigers, lions, and panthers at their side.  With so many of these similar themed images, I speculated on a more connected storyline for them.  Maybe they’re chosen by some goddess to protect the world.  Although, I  could see the possibility of them being druids or rangers who protect magical artifacts.  Give me some more time and I will probably come up with two or three more ideas of my own.  If you’re looking for some worldbuilding ideas, this might be a cool one to develop!

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Writing Prompt #71

Writing Prompt #71

Average Student

You are an average high school student that falls into an alternative universe.  Okay, fine.  You just wish the prince assigned to protect you on your journey home didn’t need more protection than you.

Happy Tuesday!  One of my favorite fantasy subgenres is portal fantasy.  You’ve probably read, or more likely watched, one of these.  An average person by some way, shape, or form ends up in a world that is completely different from the one that they know.  Think Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, Coraline, Chronicles of Narnia, Labyrinth.  The list is quite long once you think about it.  I personally love them and have dabbled in writing one or two.  Usually, the story has something to do with getting home or saving the alternative universe but what if your character got saddled with a guide character that was borderline useless and bumbling at best.  What would your character have to do keep themselves alive?  What skills would they have to learn?  Or better yet… what skills do they already have to keep themselves alive?

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Writing Prompt #70

Writing Prompt #70

Follow

You are hired by the king to follow his daughter.  She’s been slipping into the woods and he suspects she’s meeting a lover.  When you follow her, you discover it’s not a lover but a dragon she’s meeting.

Happy New Year!  It’s been awhile but that’s okay.  A new year means a fresh start, so why not have a new prompt to go along with it.  Your prompt on this bright and first Monday of 2018 is a fantasy prompt.  With dragons.  I love dragons.  I’ve done a few of them in the past but this one has a distinctly royal flavor with a princess thrown in.  Your intrepid character could be a knight, a jester, a maid, or a magician.  What makes them the perfect candidate for this task?  What drew the king’s eye to this character originally?

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Writing Prompt #68

Writing Prompt #68

Symphonies

He conducted magic like music.  Ice and fire spells were his symphonies.

Here’s a fantasy writing prompt for you today!  Like many of my prompts, this one was inspired by a fantastic image.  This one in fact!  I’ve always been a huge fan of fantasy and I love a story with some good magic in it.  I also like magic and magic wielders who have a touch of finesse.  Use this writing prompt and focus on the imagery of your character casting his or her magic.

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Writing Prompt #67

Writing Prompt #67

Love on the Brain

“Are you incapable of thinking of anything other than love?”
“Where would be the fun in that?”

Another romance inspired writing prompt is on today’s docket.  I think this one might have also popped into my brain around the same time as writing prompt #65.  In other words, I think I concocted this one out of mild exasperation with my Girl Scout troop.  However, I gave this one a more grown-up vibe.  I can see this prompt being used in a more humorous scene between two friends or possibly a romantic couple even.  Take some time and use this prompt to inspire your next flash fiction, scene, or chapter.

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