Here’s your biweekly set of prompts. Remember, these prompts don’t have to be the start of a story; use one to jump start a scene or new chapter.
- “Do you trust me?” he asked.
- None of her training would help her now.
- I knew how I ended up in a locked shipping container; question was, how do I get out?
- My mother’s announcement couldn’t have come at a worse time.
- The broken vending machine was just the beginning.
- The cold wind blew in from the broken window.
- He handed me a map and said, “Good luck.”
- I died six weeks ago, but here I am . . .
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 . . .