I took a little breather, but now the prompts are back. Same “rules” apply: Pick one, two, or however many you want, and write something. Post it here if you’d like. Write a story, whip out some flash fiction; just write.
- I bought it thinking it would help me win him back.
- I should have known the police would find me.
- The documents burned faster than I anticipated.
- The trick to getting out of a hostage situation is . . .
- She wondered what he’d look like carrying a . . .
- Margo regretted taking the shortcut to work.
- David had on that ridiculous shirt he bought at Caesar’s Palace.
- Ruth didn’t expect to find herself in the same situation as before.
It’s that time again. I hope one of these prompts will give your writing mojo a kickstart. As always, feel free to share your flash fiction, poetry, or story here, or link it. Looking forward to what you’ve got for us, Dean.
- It happened in front of me.
- Everyone has secrets; mine can get me killed.
- I had no choice but to write the letter.
- Shane picked a bad time to confront me.
- I never meant to hit . . .
- The aroma of [fill in the blank] lured me into the [fill in the blank].
- I brushed away the leaves from the grave marker.
- I immediately regretted opening the [fill in the blank].
You know what to do. (But in case you don’t . . . these prompts are a way to help you get the writing juices flowing. Post a story in the comments section, journal it, post it on your blog, or get a jump on a short story; whatever. They’re here for the taking.)
- Knowing his name meant little to her.
- Fallen ash from his cigarette collected in a pile below his hand.
- I stood at the edge of woods and listened to . . .
- Paul knew he shouldn’t have looked . . .
- I should have told my wife the truth that first day when I . . .
- “I wouldn’t drink that; it has [fill in the blank] in it.”
- In the beams of the dying headlights, stood . . .
- The morning sun peaked through the trees. He told me I’d be dead by sunrise.
It’s that time again. It not uncommon for a story or novel to open with dialog, and it can be very effective for dropping the reader into the middle of the action. Even if you chose to not open with one of these dialog pieces, one might at least inspire a conversation between two characters. Have at it!
- “You think that’ll stop me?”
- “I know I’m late, but here I am.”
- “Well, aren’t you a pretty little thing.”
- “Seriously, I’m not above begging.”
- “My doctor told me I couldn’t do that.”
- “Please tell me you read the instructions.”
- “I wish you’d shut up.”
- “I’ll tell you what really happened.”
You know the drill. (Dean, I’m expecting big things from you, my friend.)
- There’s never the right moment to tell . . .
- The marinara sauce dripped down the wall . . .
- As usual, I said something . . .
- The remote trail led to . . .
- Something didn’t feel right when I entered . . .
- His keys hung from . . .
- The shrubbery concealed . . .
- The ER nurse gave me . . .
It’s that time again where I attempt to wow you with these sure-to-inspire writing prompts. I’m also going to try real hard to stump Dean this time around . . . (check out Dean’s wicked prompt skills in previous WPWs).
- “You’re a terrible liar,” Adam said.
- The slash marks . . .
- The sisters made a pact . . .
- She didn’t recognize the car.
- His laugh scared her.
- They only had seconds before the . . .
- Like a bad omen . . .
- I had sworn I left the box . . .