First off, the prompts are up! Randomly assigned prompts are available!
For those that may be new to this, you can email in a short prompt to email@example.com, and then on Wednesday you’ll receive a prompt in return through random assignment. At this point, it’s yours to do with as you will, whether that response is in the form of fiction, poetry, essay, or… have we had art yet? I’m sure it’s coming! The point of the exercise is to kick your creativity up a notch, and to give some gentle encouragement and critique to fellow participants.
Secondly, for those who have been participating in the prompts all year (all five weeks so far!) you are amazing. Honestly, it’s so much fun to see what you come up with every week. I’m looking forward to this week!
|Kat Ross||Larger version of image below table.||Brena Bock|
|Becky Jones||Standing at the top of the stairs going down to your basement, you flip on the light. A voice comes out of the now well-lit basement, “Hey! Turn that back off, I was reading!”||Kat Ross|
|nother Mike||It was a perfectly ordinary wedding, until they asked if anyone objected to this marriage. That’s when the vampire stood up…||Leigh Kimmel|
|Misha Burnett||Two magi’s familiars kvetch about their masters.||
|Brena Bock||I was sitting at my kitchen table when I heard a knock on the door. I looked out the window, but no one was there. When I opened the door I saw…||Becky Jones|
|Fiona Grey||The tunnel is the only escape, and only if you run. You don’t know what’s waiting for you, but you can’t go back. Go. Go now, before you lose the tunnel option too.||B. Durbin|
|Cedar Sanderson||A flock of pigeons, whispering like lost souls.||nother Mike|
|B. Durbin||“According to Milton, the road to Heaven is rocky and narrow. The road to Hell is broad and well-paved. Therefore, we know which way all the engineers go.” (Professor Michael Bonin to engineering student Ron Palmer, attribution not part of the prompt.)||Fiona Grey|
|Leigh Kimmel||Hideous world superimposed on visible world—gate through—power guides narrator to ancient and forbidden book with directions for access.||Misha Burnett|
|A practice funeral? Well, your friend says he wants to be sure everyone knows what he wants for his funeral, so he’s invited everyone for a dry run. However, he didn’t expect…|
|At the local bus station, someone set up a table with a sign announcing this is a free exchange. Please take what you like, but leave something, too! You walk up and see… What do you leave in its place?|
|New technology can give people the personality, approximate skill set, and selected artificial memories of fictional characters. You are the only person at your job who does not have a fictional overlay. Describe a meeting.|
|A satyr walks into a bar…|
|Your smart house develops a personality disorder. What is it, and how does it affect your life?|
The image prompt this week is Second Manassas – Charge! by Kat Ross