Welcome to the first real week of 2021! Congratulations, everyone. We survived 2020. Here’s to a successful and creative 2021 to all of us. *raises champagne glass*
And with that, here are your prompt trades this week.
|Cedar Sanderson||On the other side of the moon, there was a gleam of light.||nother Mike|
|Becky Jones||The rain fell from a cloudless sky.||Cedar Sanderson|
|Kat Ross||Why are you meeting him? What is he telling you? (Iwo Jima Vet picture, see below)||Fiona Grey|
|AC Young||The first exhibit in the Museum of Modern Art’s new Taxidermy Wing is a robin holding a bow and arrow. The piece’s title is “Robin Hood”.||Leigh Kimmel|
|nother Mike||The annual unicorn drive ran right down the main road in town this year…||Kat Ross|
|Fiona Grey||“I can’t find the pork belly.”||AC Young|
|Leigh Kimmel||An archeological expedition to an ancient and much battered megastructure (ringworld? Dyson sphere?) that’s made out of some fundamental force of the universe (congealed time? cosmic string knitted into a fabric?). The archeologists are wowing over the intact sections, but the commander and pilot are looking at the partially destroyed areas and realize it’s battle damage.||Becky Jones|
Prompt giving you fits? Not a fan of committment? Forgot to submit one this week? Just discovered the group? Need alternative or extra inspiration? Grab a spare and get typing. Or painting, or baking, or singing. Get your creative on with the new year in new ways!
|Spare||“You guys! Come look at this!” she cried, staring at the bole of the tree where the elf was hanging a sign.|
|Spare||“You would have chosen for him better than he has chosen for himself.”|
|Spare||Dumping the trash at work, you notice pictures of your boss… in very compromising positions. What do you do?|
|Spare||Sitting down in the park, you hear a beep, beep, beep. Looking behind the bench, you find a cellphone. Answer it!|
|Spare||Jekyll and Hyde? Your friend has a different personality for each day of the week!|
|Spare||“Heyo!” He called. “Whatcha doin’ good neighbor?” She looked up from her dragon topiary and sniffed…|
|Spare||The wolf grinned and panted, its gleaming ivory fangs shining inches above your head.|
|Spare||She read a cookbook and cried.|
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Feel free to share your writing process, thoughts on the prompt, helpful kitty editors, or other inspiration with the group! See you in the comments.