Encouraging things go here.
You know, that was a placeholder, but I’m leaving it because it’s true. Ultimately, that’s what this whole prompt challenge is about: encouragement. I don’t know about you, but I certainly need encouraging these days. The prompts give me something to chew over in my mind when I am trying not to think about the stuff I can’t change. It gives me a way to create, and motivate myself to write when I might otherwise be able to justify just curling up and doing nothing productive. It’s also encouraging to see the great stuff everyone writes every week. It’s a privilege to be a part of a group this consistently good.
|B. Durbin||Feral kitties, railroad tracks, and a trail by the creek. And something unusual in the water.||Brena Bock|
|Cedar Sanderson||“Not a Candidate for Reanimation.”||nother Mike|
|nother Mike||In the want ads, you see someone looking for wranglers for a butterfly roundup…||B. Durbin|
|Fiona Grey||Hidden amidst the wildly patterned mosaic tile was…||
|Becky Jones||Walking along the river path you look up and see a dragon sailing lazily through the air heading up river. Not an unusual sight in these parts but what makes you stop in your tracks is you notice a rider on the dragon’s back. Dragons don’t allow anyone to ride them!||Fiona Grey|
|Brena Bock||You keep hearing Elvis Presley songs, and they’re appropriate to the situation. What’s going on? “You ain’t nothing but a hound dog…”||Leigh Kimmel|
|Leigh Kimmel||Peculiar odour of a book of childhood induces repetition of childhood fancy.||Becky Jones|
A different kind of visual spare prompt: Go to https://www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/ocean-voyager/ , pick one of the live webcams, watch… and tell us what you saw!
|spare||You open the closet because your child is scared, and… there is a monster inside!|
|spare||You’ve finally been hired for that spot in a movie that you dreamed of. As the boat pulls into the island, the director explains that they shoot all their movies on scene, with live action. This time, it’s a kaiju monster movie, with Godzilla and all the rest! Rowr!|
|Spare||There is a planet where it rains iron. There is a snail that eats metal and then extrudes it as armor. What can you make of this?|
See you in the comments.
Let’s make this week a fun one, in spite of it all!
Header image by Fiona Grey, The Flume, Franconia Notch State Park, New Hampshire.