From January 2015

Writing Prompts – January 29, 2015

Below you’ll find three writing prompts to get you started!

Story Starter #36: The carriage arrived, the horses coming to a halt just inside the intricate wrought-iron fence. The driver of the coach slid from his seat and, without glancing at me, promptly unfolded a set of three steps and opened the carriage door.

Only one foot appeared on the top step. The shoe was dull and scuffed, as if it bore the brunt of its owner’s gait. The other foot was nonexistent, nor was the calf. In fact, my visitor was missing his entire leg below the knee.

Writing Prompt #36: A package, a shopping mall, a store clerk

Picture #36: Describe the image below.

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Writing Prompts – January 23, 2015

Below you’ll find three writing prompts to get you started!

Story Starter #36: He tipped his wide-brimmed hat low to hide his eyes. His companions tied off their horses’ reins. His boots kicked up a cloud of dirt. The lookout adjusted the saddlebags as a ruse to see how many potential witnesses were around.

“Ready?” he asked, unbuttoning his duster for better access to his guns

They all inclined their heads and, as one, moved towards the bank, a white marble building shining like a beacon in the middle of a town full of wood and brick construction.

Writing Prompt #36: A crown, a castle, a traitor.

Picture #36: Describe the image below.

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Writing Prompts – January 15, 2015

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Story Starter #36: Blue and red lights flashed in my rearview mirror like a strobe light as I cut the wheel to the left. Once I cleared the turn, I stepped on the gas pedal. The engine groaned as the car gained speed. The cruiser’s siren blared and cars before me scurried out of the way, as if I were Moses parting the Red Sea.

Writing Prompt #36: A teenager, a sandwich shop, a $100 bill

Picture #36: Describe the image below.

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Writing Prompts – January 8, 2015

Below you’ll find three writing prompts to get you started!

Story Starter #35: The temperature hovered just below freezing. The plumes of white clouds exiting her mouth every time she exhaled reminded her of the chain-smoking neighbor who lived next door when she was growing up. She dug her hands deeper into the pockets of her coat and buried the lower half of her face in her scarf while the wind thrashed angrily at her exposed forehead.

Writing Prompt #35: A scandal, a celebrity, a hotel

Picture #35: Describe the image below. What happened to this baseball?

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