I’m not going to say that one year has blurred into another, but this last 12 month period has been a long, strange one. None of us could have foreseen, when we started this prompt challenge at the first week of 2020, what was coming. That the world would change.
What’s stayed the same? The prompt challenge. Send in your prompt to oddprompts at gmail dot com, and you’ll be entered into the challenge and will receive a randomly assigned prompt on Wednesday. The prompt is for… anything. Writing is the most common response, but art, photography, music… it’s all good!
|AC Young||The trophy was fashioned out of silver, and had three handles shaped like snakes.||nother Mike|
|nother Mike||There was a gun on the sink in the restroom…||Cedar Sanderson|
|Fiona Grey||“…plenty of swimming trees in the lake, as you can see,” the realtor said with a sweep of her hand toward the picture window. “They don’t bother anyone, but prefer to be left alone. Now, the kitchen is a real treasure…”||Becky Jones|
|Becky Jones||The neighbor’s dog has been barking his fool head off for the last couple hours. Do you go check to see what’s going on, or do you reinforce the magic wards around your place and hope whatever it is doesn’t head your way?||AC Young|
|Leigh Kimmel||It started as a jocular tweak of the nose, but the aliens didn’t take it that way.||Fiona Grey|
|Cedar Sanderson||The jaguar stalked along the expanded metal grating of the corridor, the very tip of his tail twitching with every padded step.||Leigh Kimmel|
Of course, if you didn’t send in a prompt last week, you’re welcome to help yourself to a spare! And if you’d like to submit a spare prompt, just email as above, but put ‘spare’ in the subject line. We understand life means commitment is hard. You never know what’s going to happen in the coming week. Keep your options open… and grab a spare.
|Spare||We spirits always drink spirits to keep our spirits up.|
|Spare||There was an empty birdcage on the balcony, with its door wide open…|
|Spare||The rental carriage came with a full team of golden cobras…|
|Spare||“We’re reinstituting wars,” Linda told Mack. “One by Friday, please.”|
|Spare||What happens when the rock star gives his lucky guitar away to someone reminding him of his younger self?|
Don’t go! Come back this week and watch the responses come in to the various prompts. It’s amazing the variety we get, and the fun we have with these prompts. See you in the comments!