Welcome back to week 38 of More Odds Than Ends! Whether you’re joining us for the 38th time or the first, hopefully the eclectic collection of prompts will inspire your creativity. The work we’ve seen has been amazing so far, and as we head toward the end of the year, I can’t wait to see how much better it can get.
Here’s how it works. Submit a prompt by Tuesday night to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can trade submissions directly, or put “spare” in the subject line and we’ll know to keep it up for open grabs. Post your inspired work in the comments, as a link or full copy/paste. Art in any form is welcome – but a heads up that WordPress doesn’t allow graphics directly in comments. Non-social media to keep it open to all, please!
And away we go!
|Becky Jones||The metal rose sculpture on the end table turned into a real rose.||nother Mike|
|Fiona Grey||The sunrise happened in black and white that day.||
|nother Mike||In the box was a plastic butterfly, large colorful dots spreading across its wings as it started to move…||Fiona Grey|
|Anne Guglik||You wake from a dream about the white rabbit from “Through the Looking Glass” and realize that you have five minutes to do five hours of work.||Leigh Kimmel|
|Leigh Kimmel||Appearance of an ancient god in a lonely and archaic place—prob. temple ruin. Atmosphere of beauty rather than horror. Subtle handling—presence revealed by faint sound or shadow. Landscape changes? Seen by child? Impossible to reach or identify locale again?||Becky Jones|
|Cedar Sanderson||As you drive down a small country road, you see a semi-circle of cows in a field, all of them looking at something. What is it?||Anne Guglik|
Grab a spare, or two, and make something out of spare parts. You know you want to!
|Spare||The moon is rusting|
|Spare||When they pulled up the cushions in the sofa in Dr. Frankenstein’s living room, they were surprised to find… (suggested by https://www.thefarside.com/2020/09/10/3 )|
|Spare||That Halloween was different, with households firing bags of candy with homemade trebuchets out to the children standing with waiting nets to catch their favorites…|
|Spare||The blind man was carrying a bloody knife in a purse…|
|Spare||When you started talking to the monster hiding under your bed, you never expected it to tell you what it was hiding from…|
See you in the comments!