It’s time to kick those brains into gear with your Odd Prompts! This week we can decide to take more time to write or art, or… whatever keeps you sane. It’s like making a budget, you set the time aside and make a commitment not to waste it!
So grab your prompt, or pick a spare, and let’s go. Speaking of spare prompts, shall I pull all of them out as we’ve passed them and put them in a repository for other times when you need a little gentle mental kick in the pants?
|nother Mike||The motorcycle saddlebag held a bottle of fine wine…||Leigh Kimmel|
|Anne Guglik||It was November of my 30th year. Fleetwood Mac was playing in the background, and I was enjoying the fine ocean spray.||Cedar Sanderson|
|Fiona Grey||“With this ring, I thee wed.” Grinning, she slid the ring on his finger, looked up, and…||nother Mike|
|Becky Jones||The wind swirled the leaves into a small vortex…that slowly seemed to morph into something else. Something with a head, arms, and legs. What are you watching?||Anne Guglik|
|Leigh Kimmel||“Under Pressure” is the title of a song by Queen and a novel by Frank Herbert — connection? For extra credit, also tie in Billy Joel’s “Pressure” and ZZ Top’s “She’s Got Me Under Pressure.”||Becky Jones|
|Cedar Sanderson||The kitten arched and hissed at the empty corner.||Fiona Grey|
|Spare||As you walk through the ruins, you can feel the old dark magic starting to stir…|
|Spare||On graduation day at the Lone Ranger Academy, standing at the lectern, what do you tell the new grads?|
|Spare||Social occasions, like parties, bars, dance halls, all changed when everyone started having their cell phone provide their personal theme music background wherever they walked…|
|Spare||The trojan horse was made of matchsticks.|
Reading the prompt responses every week is fun, and fascinating to see what the little prompt seeds grow up into.
If you’d like to take part in the prompt challenge, or submit a spare prompt, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and if it’s a spare, indicate that in the subject line. Many thanks! See you next week!
(Header Image: antique book, photo by Cedar Sanderson)