Hello all! You have chosen to participate in the Odd Prompts challenge, and this is where you pick up your assigned prompt, which was given to you by a fellow writer. They will also be participating, so it should be interesting to see what they did with the prompt you gave them!
|Prompter Name||Prompt||Promptee Name|
|Becky R Jones||Stay sane inside insanity.||Richard Cartwright|
|Misha Burnett||A woman wakes up a week after her husband’s funeral. Describe how her morning routine has changed without mentioning her husband.||Pickles|
|JM Ney-Grimm||The king selected only warriors with living sons, but Lysander had not yet learned of his only child’s death.||Nother Mike|
|Mark Alger||You see a person going about his quotidian life. Really. You’re stoppedat a stoplight and a man crosses the street in the middle of the block|
on the road you’re planning to turn onto. He walks bent at the hips,
assisted by a cane, is carrying a fast food bag.
Write his story. Why is he crossing in the middle of the block, rather
than at the crosswalk? How did he get to the condition he’s in? What
state are his clothes in, for instance, and why? He’s wearing a hat.
Does the style matter? What drove his choice? What does he do to keep
body and soul together? What is his social/familial circle like?
|Kat Ross||Lunar Eclipse Image (see below)||Mark Alger|
|Pickles||Theme Parks on the Moon||Leigh Kimmel|
|Clint||There were lots of kids in school who looked like witches — that was how you could tell that they weren’t.||Kat Ross|
|Leigh Kimmel||Ancient (Roman? prehistoric?) stone bridge washed away by a (sudden and||JM Ney-Grimm|
|Nother Mike||What do you expect from a half-orc barbarian who|
has a crush on cats?
|Richard Cartwright||If Dante had known about daytime television the Ninth Circle of Hell would have TV sets.||Clint|
|Cal Pomes||Your golden retriever, happily swimming in the retention pond, swims back to you with Excalibur clamped between its jaws.||Cedar Sanderson|
|Deena Campanile||Teddy bears, mayhem, and unicorns.||Cal Pomes|
|Cedar Sanderson||Octopus ink and cuttlefish quills.||Becky R Jones|
|Duke Chaos||“I must slay the beast called doubt.”||Jolie LaChance|
|Jolie LaChance|| You have finished a big ass milestone, or life changing event, the event has consumed you but it’s done.|
If you would like to take part in writing prompts this week, but didn’t send a prompt to firstname.lastname@example.org, you can still do so! Some of our prompters sent in more than one prompt for just these occasions. Check out what Misha Burnett sent for you…
2. Describe an undercover police officer disguised as a homeless man through the eyes of someone who is able to recognize him as a cop.
3. The thoughts of a man working a menial job after his skilled career has been eliminated by new technology.
Remember, there is no word quota. Make it as long, or as short as you wish. Publish it somewhere (blog, social media, comments under this post) and then comment here with a link so everyone can read it, no later than Tuesday Jan 6 Midnight EST. Then email a new prompt if you want to take part next week to email@example.com. Prompts should be short, sweet, and punchy: a phrase, an evocative sentence, an image, a line of poetry. Randomized prompt assignments will come out Wednesday.
Most importantly, have fun with it!