Prompts below! Gitcher prompts here! Big prompts, small prompts, we gottem all. Even if you didn’t send one in… and why not? If you label it a spare prompt we won’t assign you a prompt in return, and you just might get the thrill of seeing your prompt transformed into a story!
|nother Mike||At the novelty shop, you realize that the silver-painted skulls for Halloween decorations are not plastic, but real skulls…||MIsha Burnett|
|Kat Ross||Wild Eagle photo (see image below)||Becky Jones|
|Fiona Grey||Stimulating theta brain waves can improve insight and intuition. Who knew achieving it through ____ could enlighten oneself to ____?||
|MIsha Burnett||A character from a cartoon show you loved as a child shows up on your doorstep, asking for your help.||Leigh Kimmel|
|B. Durbin||The mirror at the antique store is beautiful. Oddly enough, it does not seem to be reflecting any color.||Kat Ross|
|Leigh Kimmel||Identity—reconstruction of personality—man makes duplicate of himself||Fiona Grey|
|Becky Jones||The line from “Heroes” by David Bowie: “Though nothing will keep us together, We could steal time, just for one day” Here’s the link to the whole song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXgkuM2NhYI||nother Mike|
|Cedar Sanderson||When the end comes, find the peace that surpasses understanding||B. Durbin|
|Spare Prompt||The giants wearing Santa Claus outfits stomped into the park and sat down, then demanded treats… “Or we’ll trick y’a!” Go ahead and describe the scene, from the POV of a first responder, a kid watching, a bystander, a politician… just about anyone you like…|
|Spare Prompt||In 1960, Nomura made their first toy robot. The factory has long since closed, but in the back room, the robots have continued to build new models, each one improved over anything before it. Now they are ready to come out of the factory into the world…|
|Spare Prompt||A wizard leaves a book of spells in a public place. Who finds it, and what happens next?|
|Spare Prompt||A variant strain of encephalitis appears. 80% of the people who catch it die. Of the ones who survive, some develop mutant mental powers.|
Even if you neither submit a prompt, nor write from one, please consider helping the Odd Prompted by sharing the post with friends and family who may enjoy playing along? Last week this challenge went multi-generational when two women wrote for it, both published authors, one a grandmother and the other her granddaughter. See if you can guess who!