I think I speak for all of us here at Odd Prompts when I say the world has gone a little sideways, and is drifting. I think of it like a sailing ship that was riding out a storm at anchor, and the ropes broke. I’m not sure where we’ll go next. But the ride is getting choppy. On the other hand, there is always hope. The clouds will break up, and the sun will shine. We will find a safe harbor. In the meantime? We write. We create worlds full of joy, and hope, and although there are dark shadows in them, the shadows serve to highlight the light. Escape into a prompt with us…
|Prompter Name||Prompt||Promptee Name|
|Cedar Sanderson||It all started with feeding the feral dragon…||B. Durbin|
|Becky Jones||You are at your high school or college reunion. While it’s been great seeing people again after so many years, you notice that a few of them have…changed…what’s different about them now?||Cedar Sanderson|
|nother Mike||When the goth girl bit his arm, all he wanted to know was when he would become a weregoth…||Becky Jones|
|Fiona Grey||“I am both prickly and poisonous,” she said wistfully.||Misha Burnett|
|Misha Burnett||The character was raised in a cult, but removed from that environment in grade school and sent to live with an ordinary suburban foster family. Now, twenty years later, it turns out the cult was right and the Old Gods are returning.||Fiona Grey|
|B. Durbin||That poor Easter Bunny…||Leigh Kimmel|
|Leigh Kimmel||Suppose the songs “Quinn the Eskimo” and “The Ballad of Eskimo Nell” both take place in the same ‘verse.||nother Mike|
This week’s visual prompt is a spare prompt. Anyone want to take up the challenge of… a space rock. Thud.
Spare Prompts! Gitcher spare prompts here and have some fun with them! Take one, take two, see if you can juggle three!
|Spare||Wham! A cream pie hits you in the face! Beware, you have entered the clown zone…|
|Spare||In the middle of the hospital ICU, the unsung Cinderella did her magic…|
|Spare||When he opened his briefcase, there was a little plastic superhero figurine inside…|
|Spare||This is the real story behind those abandoned single shoes on the highway.|
|Spare||A magic shop that doesn’t sell things, instead the proprietor offers customers money for whatever they have in their pockets. After one sale, the customer realizes that she has sold more than she knew.|
|Spare||The lonely town of Miller’s Peak, NW hasn’t had a birth or death in fifty years. Why?|
|Spare||Magic works in the universe, but only outside the gravitational field of planets. How does this change space exploration?|
|Spare||You receive an official looking document ordering you to report to the Office Of Unusual Persons. No one seems to have heard of this Office, but there is a building with that name on the outside at the address specified. What happens next?|
|Spare||When the Space Force reached the rings of Saturn, they were surprised to find the missing socks from centuries of washing…|
See you in the comments. It’s been a fabulous year for writing. Keep that in mind, and don’t let reality get you down.
Header image by Fiona Grey, Sunset in Waikiki, Hawai’i.