The world is turning upside down like a snowglobe, but I’m not sure those are snowflakes swirling around! Fortunately, when all else in in flux, there are always prompts to keep you writing. If you aren’t part of the prompted crew, feel free to grab a Spare Prompt and play along. No wordcount limits, it doesn’t even have to be fiction. Although, given most of the prompts, it would be even more of a challenge to make them non-fiction!
|Prompter Name||Prompt|| |
|nother Mike||What do you do when the trooper beside you asks, “Did the Sarge say to get your arse in gear or get your arson gear?”||Fiona Grey|
|Cedar Sanderson||A race of dragon librarians whose highest honor after death was to be made into a book (a play on the books bound in human skin in horror tropes)||B. Durbin|
|Fiona Grey’s Dad||Fast food for dragons||Leigh Kimmel|
|Becky Jones||The very polite and friendly-looking, if a bit odd, gentleman on your doorstep is selling insurance for _________ .||Kat Ross|
|Kat Ross||(see the hut picture!)|| |
|B. Durbin||The vacuum chokes on something, and when you clean it out, you look in surprise at the thing that really shouldn’t be there.||nother Mike|
|Leigh Kimmel||Warning that certain ground is sacred or accursed; that a house or city must not be built upon it—or must be abandoned or destroyed if built, under penalty of catastrophe.||Becky Jones|
Spare prompts, like the Spare ‘Oom, are a ‘nother world unto themselves
|Spare||The editor was hard to please, but that might have been because he had been dead for years.|
|Spare||The fire chief sighed. That was the fifth call they had gone to in the last hour, all because someone set their hair on fire! Why did people think that was the right way to respond to this crisis, anyway?|
|Spare||Flurp waved a happy tentacle with an extra curl and went back to ____.|
|Spare||You find a puzzle piece in your luggage, and a jar of plastic ants in your briefcase…|
|Spare||Do werewolves blow out their undercoats? Can you spin it? What would you make with werewolf yarn?|
See you in the comments. We love to get feedback on the prompts, or submissions of your prompted creative works.
Header image by Fiona Grey, Infantry Museum, Fort Gordon, Georgia.