In honor of National Grammar Day, here’s a list of prompts that . . . ah . . . have nothing to do with grammar. Just celebrate this day by picking a prompt (or two!) and write something. Honor this momentous occasion with a short story, poem or flash fiction. You’re welcome to post it in the comments section, on your own blog (link it, baby) or among the pages of your journal.
- Evan couldn’t believe his luck, when the elevator doors opened and . . .
- At first, the lake appeared flawlessly iced-over, then Amy saw . . .
- Dave knew he’d never be allowed back . . .
- It wasn’t supposed to get out of hand.
- The memory of her walking . . .
- The man stood behind the glass and waited . . .
- Layla took one last swig of beer and . . .
- I hated that he knew about . . .
What do these two things have in common? They’re combined into a short story, part Stephen King weirdness, part crime noir by author, Jason Brick, (PG-writing, family-friendly-writer, etc) writing under the pen name of Jake F. Simons (bad-ass R-rated, foul-mouthed writer).
Panamanian Stompers is an entertaining and funny short read that’ll only cost you .99 . . . such a deal.
[The bar] squatted there in a nasty neighborhood like a freshly picked scab on an acne-strewn face, between a bare dirt parking lot and a stinking stretch of industrial shoreline.
If that doesn’t pique your interest, maybe this will . . .
The sound came again, much closer than before. Fernie’s gut rolled. He flinched, expecting the next sound to be . . .
Learn more about Jason and his writing on his blog, BrickCommaJason.