Some cultures think owls are wise, or bring power and prophecy. Others think owls are evil harbingers of death or doom. When I was young, I had a children’s book about an owl that created such noise, a homeowner no longer noticed the annoying creaks and bangs his house made by comparison.
Sometimes 2021 kinda feels like that last owl.
But that’s why we have creative prompt distractions!
Here’s how to odd prompt (but seriously, just join in with this easygoing bunch): Submit a prompt idea to firstname.lastname@example.org, and receive one in turn.
|Cedar Sanderson||The little child reached for the treasure she’d seen glimmering in the bottom of the tide pool. Behind her, her mother…||AC Young|
|Fiona Grey||The alien invasion was different than anyone expected. It began with dreams, and then the madness began…||Becky Jones|
|AC Young||The Shadow President laid his plans with care.||Fiona Grey|
|Becky Jones||Why are the birds flying upside down?||nother Mike|
|nother Mike||The robot pirates sailed out of the sunset…||Leigh Kimmel|
|Leigh Kimmel||Both The Who and Twisted Sister recorded songs with the title “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” The secret connections behind them…||Cedar Sanderson|
Don’t like your prompt? Forgot to submit one? Scared of commitment? Don’t want to trade? Submit with “spare” in the subject line of your email, or grab a new option below. Spares are the delight of the world, and don’t see near enough love in return.
|Spare||How did a jigsaw puzzle help solve the murder?|
|Spare||The zombies are still intelligent and self-aware after they turn. It’s the virus that hinders their ability to articulate beyond “braaaaiiins.” Tell a story from the newly turned zombie’s perspective.|
|Spare||From the tower overlooking the courtyard, she spotted something unusual in the moat.|
|Spare||Alexander Bunny was having a little difficulty with the hopstacle course.|
|Spare||The book of fairy tales had illustrations that moved when you touched them…|
|Spare||He looked at the screen in disbelief. Somehow, he had wandered into the mean tweets, and the trolls and hard keyers were out tonight!|
|Spare||That was the year Heaven started offering visiting hours…|
|Spare||Visual Prompt! (See below)|
That’s all, folks. Drop your art (links only, it’s a WordPress thing), comments, stories, tales, baked goods, filk, photography, and other odes to creativity below. Check it out next week, before we turn this creative crank once more.
It’s a hooting good time. *ducks under table to avoid thrown objects*
Header image Fiona Grey, Orlando.