Congratulations! You’ve made it to yet another week of hijinks and foofaraws in the prompt section!
Remember, as you take on a prompt, that there are low expectations. If you are writing, there is no minimum wordcount. In fact, it doesn’t even have to be fiction. If you are creating in a visual media, you don’t have to finish the drawing, edit the photo, or process the fractal. All we want, all we expect, is for your imagination to chug into gear.
That’s why prompts. Sometimes you have to prime a little before ignition happens.
|Cedar Sanderson||The fog was an unnatural cotton-candy pink as the sun rose. As the light hit it, it glowed, but there was a moving shadow in the heart of it. What emerged…||Fiona Grey|
|Fiona Grey||“Don’t wake up the computer. It’ll bite.”||
|Anne Guglik||My hands felt sweaty on the steering wheel as I went hard into the turn. There was a sheer drop to one side, an unforgiving cliff on the other. My mind raced to think of some way to get out of this mess, but it came up blank as I saw my pursuer yet again in the rearview mirror, maintaining the pace seemingly without effort.||Becky Jones|
|Becky Jones||Half the story wrote itself…literally.||Anne Guglik|
|nother Mike||The plastic Halloween pumpkin looked cheap, but then it started to talk…||Leigh Kimmel|
|Leigh Kimmel||You’re working on a project you’re running late on, and you hear a loud *thump* outside. You look out the window and see…||nother Mike|
|Spare||Who knew the sun was a wormhole?|
|Spare||The return of noodle cat!|
|Spare||When the monk promised the fae his firstborn, he never expected them to try to help him have a child…|
|Spare||The new quantum drive was fine, until it started showing files from the future… sometimes…|
|Spare||The woman walked out of the forest with a tree on her shoulder|
|Spare||When you turn the key to start your car, instead of the whirr of the starter, you hear eldritch moans|
And that’s all for this week! If you wanted something else, check out the preceding weeks of spare prompts. If you want to submit a prompt, simply email it to firstname.lastname@example.org and if you don’t want to enter into the challenge ring, put ‘spare’ in the subject line.
As for the responses, they go in comments, or as a link in the comments to a blog or site or some hosting for graphics (flickr, deviantArt, others) because WordPress doesn’t allow photo comments sadly.
(header image: Early Cell Division by Cedar Sanderson)