Welcome back to another week of Odd Prompts.
First: We’re halfway through the year! The longest day has passed, but to slightly misquote Zig Ziglar, a goal properly set is always halfway reached. When this journey began, the comments on Cedar’s MGC post show we were intrigued, but maybe a little hesitant. So here, my online friends, is to you, and our first halfway point. Cheers, slainte, nostrovia, prost!
Second: Congratulations to our own recovering professor Becky Jones, who published her first book last week! Félicitations, parabéns, tabrik basha, brava!
I don’t know about you, but I find inspiration in the sheer creativity that pours out on this page each week. Not just the stories or the accountability of a deadline, but the prompts themselves; the challenge to write about something foreign to one’s experience, an idea that wouldn’t occur without outside intervention.
And without any further ado, it’s time to keep the ball rolling into the second half of the year.
|Rachel Gavris||“I don’t think children should have teeth that big.”||nother Mike|
|Fiona Grey||A visceral memory (yours or fictional as you prefer), brought to mind by a scent, taste, song, etc.||Becky Jones|
|nother Mike||The secretary cut her way through the locked doors into the corporate boardroom with a roaring chainsaw, and then…||Rachel Gavris|
|Cedar Sanderson||When portals are invented and you can go anywhere you want in the blink of an eye, ____________ will happen.||Fiona Grey|
|Becky Jones||The noise woke me up. I looked out the bedroom window to see two fully armored knights rolling a stone into my back yard. The stone had a sword protruding from one side. What is going on?||Leigh Kimmel|
|Leigh Kimmel||Something snatched away from one in the dark—in a lonely, ancient, and generally shunned place.||
A spare visual prompt: source unknown, found on social media
|Spare||A lawyer, a priest, and a walrus walked into a bar. The bartender looked at them and said, …|
|Spare||When the cleaning lady went into the bathroom, she was surprised to see someone in the bathtub. Then she saw that the tub was full of blood…|
|Spare||The lemur and the manatee teamed up to :_______________|
|Spare||Do dragons know they are normally found here?|
No genre restrictions, no length requirements, no commitment. Just people who write, and share their writing. Will you join us, and walk through the gate into new worlds?
Header image Fiona Grey, King’s Garden, New York.