Odd Prompters of the world, we begin another week of creative expression and sheer reality distortion. One hopes the weekly challenge sparks unusual levels of creativity, after all. For instance, we have not yet seen abstract dance or baked goods in response to a prompt – but I look forward to when we do!
(But I will leave the abstract dance interpretation for someone else. It’s best that way, trust me.)
No written genre or expressive form restrictions, no length requirement, just imagination.
As a reminder, send your prompts in by Tuesday to email@example.com for pairing with another Odd Prompter on Wednesday. Too much commitment? Grab a spare, or include the word “spare” in the subject line. Post below in the comments, or link to your personal online page (though please avoid social media as it restricts who can see your post).
|Cedar Sanderson||The turtle on the trail cautiously extended its neck, peering at you (character), and then opened its mouth to say_________________||Fiona Grey|
|Fiona Grey||A prairie storm, with rolling thunder, ominous clouds, and flickering lightning. And in that flash of light, you see…||Leigh Kimmel|
|nother Mike||The envelope had no return address, and held only some dried flower petals.||Becky Jones|
|Becky Jones||The massive thunderstorm brings rain, hail…and a small creature (you decide what) to your doorstep. What is it and what are you going to do?||
|Leigh Kimmel||Ancient winter woods—moss—great boles—twisted branches—dark—ribbed roots—always dripping. . . .||nother Mike|
Spare visual prompt! Is a picture worth a thousand words? You tell us!
Not feeling it this week? Day job got you crunched for time? Missed the deadline to submit? Grab a spare prompt below.
|Spare||He bit into the big ol’ chocolate chip cookie and said mmm… is that cricket?|
|Spare||“It’s the best I can do, I’m afraid.”|
|Spare||And in that moment, [character] knew s/he was prey.|
|Spare||The bank robbers used flamethrowers…|
|Spare||Please don’t tell George to disarm someone… he’ll just pull their arms off, and then you have to do the paperwork.|
|Spare||“I hit the wall. Again. And this time, I didn’t do it to myself.”|
Finally, feel free to share. The Odd Prompters are a welcoming bunch. See you in the comments!
Header image by Fiona Grey, Cloud Gate (aka The Bean), Chicago