Week 4! That means a month, a whole month of prompts when we get to the end of this week. Wow. The participation has been amazing. But we can make it better! Please, if you are having fun, share the wealth. Challenge friends, or family, to take part. Remember, there’s no minimum wordcount. It can be poetry, an essay, fiction, or just musing on the odd prompt. If writing is coming slowly, a prompt can poke the brain until the muse gets inspired.
But that’s next week. This week, the prompts are…
|Jennie Posthumus||There’s a tapping on your window. You look out and find a raven sitting on the sill holding a bloody knife.||Kat Ross|
|nother Mike||At the coin laundry, you had just put your clothes in the washer and sat down when one of the big dryer doors opened and a voice called out…||Fiona Grey|
|Kat Ross||A truck driver going down a state highway late at night sees an obviously distressed woman walking along the side of the road carrying a child. She refuses all offers to help. When the driver looks back she is standing on the side of a bridge, looking down at the river and the child is no longer in sight.||nother Mike|
|Cedar Sanderson||The hula dancer on the dashboard came to life, and the nearby volcano rumbled||B. Durbin|
|Fiona Grey||Trying to make it there before time runs out||Cedar Sanderson|
|B. Durbin||You discover a cavern or mine beneath your house when one of the basement walls degrades.||Jennie Posthumus|
|Brena Bock||The strangest thing happened at the hairdresser (or barber).||Brena Bock|
|Leigh Kimmel||(see fractal picture below)||Leigh Kimmel|
And if you want to play along, but forgot to send in a prompt to email@example.com (do it now, before you forget again!) then you can always pick from the Spare Prompts list.
|Spare Prompt||Dragons are real, and there’s now one curled up at your front door like a stray cat demanding a home.|
|Spare Prompt||The stray cat you found and nursed back to help? It’s actually a vampire who now has fallen in love with you… and refuses to leave.|
|Spare Prompt||The plane crash was a year ago. Everyone died. But then you get a letter postmarked this week from your (friend, spouse, parent… your choice) who was on the flight…|
|Spare Prompt||1) A dragon begins terrorizing the neighborhood and a minion delivers a message: a sacrifice is demanded. That’s it. Just “a sacrifice”. What (or who, depending on your mood) do you sacrifice to appease the dragon?|
|Spare Prompt||2) You move into your new home and your new neighbor knocks on the door with a dish and bottle of high-end wine. Attractive, friendly… everything you could dream of… until you realize…|
|Spare Prompt||3) Helping to clean out your beloved gramma’s attic after she has passed, you come across a chest, buried in the furthest corner and under a surprising amount of junk. You open it to discover something that changes your life and perception.|
Once you have written your prompt, publish it on your blog, online journal, anywhere you like. Don’t forget to link to your prompter, and your promptee. If you haven’t got an online home, feel free to use the comments under this post. Finally, last but certainly not least, comment on the other writer’s work. Leave kind feedback, and you’ll get some back yourself.
Ironically, the header image is also a fractal – all of the post headers are – created by Cedar Sanderson. You could even choose a header image as your prompt. Have fun!