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Letters to My Future Self
Practically every prompt book I’ve worked with had at least one prompt about writing a letter to your future or younger self. This book, “Letters to My Future Self” takes the prompt to the next level, providing envelopes with a prompt on the flap, a page to write the letter, and stamps to seal it. …
Use all of the following words in a poem or story. Ribbed, Remember, Dandelion, Serendipity, Elixir, Abnormal, Alone, Cookie, Cellar Door, and Microwave.
There will be a temporary hiatus on prompts. I have been very busy lately and need time to focus on my writing. I’ll start posting prompts again soon. Thanks for your patience!
Prompt–Sunday, September 2
Your character is eating a plum when s/he notices something. Beth would continue with her plans to flush the contacts down the toilet. No seeing eye in the plum could change her mind. The reason for attempting contacts died with Martin. Left at the altar as he gasped his last breaths in a car …
Prompt–Sunday, August 26
Your character is making dinner and begins to see something in the food. What is it? Megan pressed the dough and put more flour on the rolling-pin. The dough looked like the profile of a man with a prominent nose. “Glad my nose is small,” she muttered to herself. Jack would be home soon, expecting …
Prompt–Sunday, June 24
Write. My take on the prompt: With the tilt of a fedora left on my lamp, I knew the Roaring ’20s were upon us with the whiskey and gin in the kitchen, Chicago on the TV screen. Would you mind picking up cigars and matches after feeding the car its gasoline?
Prompt-Monday, May 21
This past week I started participating in a flash fiction contest with fellow writers. Given a prompt, we have one hour to write a complete story from the length of a sentence to a 1,000 words. Then we post it and comment, so it’s a workshop too. Take an hour and write. See what magic …
Prompt–Sunday, May 13
Since I’ve discovered the Lizzie Bennet Diaries, I’ve thought about the process of adapting a novel into a vlog. What story would you adapt? What would change? For this exercise, I would adapt “A Confederacy of Dunces” by John Kennedy Toole. Ignatius writes letters to Myrna and writes his histories and the working boy stories. What …
Prompt–Monday, April 30
NPR has Three Minute Fiction, which you can check out here: http://www.npr.org/2012/04/29/151647902/three-minute-fiction-update-judges-favorites What line would you be tired of after reading it 6,000 times? Write a sentence to begin a three-minute fiction, which is about 600 words. Then write the story. Some sentences to get you started if you’re stuck. The city is burning. She …
Prompt–Monday, April 23
Who is the owner? What’s his/her story? Why do does he/she only have one mug, a spoon, and two knives? Write.