Here’s this week’s list! Your challenge awaits below, whether formally submitted or selected from the list of spares.
Don’t forget to share the writing love – it’d be great to both boost the core group and have a few new voices try it out with no commitment.
Without further ado:
|Becky Jones||Prompt: You walk on to the elevator in your office building, automatically push the button for your floor. When you get off, your first thought is that you were so distracted you hit the wrong button. Then you realize that it’s all wrong…||Brena Bock|
|nother Mike||Shirasagi Monogatari: The Legend of the White Heron||Leigh Kimmel|
|Fiona Grey||No one escapes the wild hunt.||nother Mike|
|Brena Bock||A non-verbal but intelligent animal is trying to tell you something very important.||Misha Burnett|
|Kat Ross||“He does not know the language, but he understands the job, And he is not feared of hard work, or of pain.” From the song Native Son from Julia Ecklar’s album “Horsetamer”. Full song is here: https://youtu.be/EwuwzUse2Zg. You don’t need to use the full song.|| |
|Misha Burnett||A forensic necromancer interviews a murder victim. Unfortunately, the testimony of the deceased is inadmissible in court. What information could the victim provide that would give the police a lead on finding evidence that could be used to convict the killer?||Fiona Grey|
|Leigh Kimmel||Mirage in time—image of long-vanish’d pre-human city.||Sanford Begley|
|Cedar Sanderson||What if you really could have housecleaning done by magic Brownies? What would that really be like?||Kat Ross|
|Sanford Begley||Guy buys a funny looking fish tank at ye old curiosity shop. Takes it home and fills it with water. When it shows no signs of leaking he goes out and buys some goldfish. Comes home and sees the bottom of the tank brighter and more decorated. assumes that the water washed enough dust off to account for the change. Dumps the fish in and sits down with a cup of coffee. Kerplunk, something splashes his coffee. Looks down and there is an unhappy goldfish looking back. Glances up at the tank and sees another goldfish loaded in a catapult…||Becky Jones|
Here are our spare prompts:
|Spare Prompt||You become acquainted with Steve, the racoon who lives in your backyard.|
|Spare Prompt||You get in an elevator, the door closes, and… the other people in the elevator count off, one, two, three, four, five. You are number six. Then they count off again… what do you do?|
|Spare Prompt||You and your friends are out deer hunting. You draw a bead on a nice buck, who raises his head, tosses his antlers, looks you in the eye, and says, “Do you really want to do this?”|
|Spare Prompt||That guy outside your window isn’t a window washer.|
|Spare Prompt||A teenager raised in the cult of Yog-Sothoth, the Opener Of The Way, rebels against her or his parent’s values and lifestyle. What does the teen do?|
|Spare Prompt||You are working in the museum after hours when fossilized eggs in the dinosaur exhibit begin to hatch. What comes out of them, and what do you do?|
And finally, a visual spare prompt.
Happy writing! Send in next week’s prompts to email@example.com by Tuesday. Don’t forget to share your work in the comments.
Header image by Fiona Grey, Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah