Spring is beginning to ‘sproing!’ just a little in my neck of the woods. This is always a hopeful time of year for me. Hard to be sad when there is more light, more warmth, things are blooming, and the small creatures are madly in love with one another.
Like the woodcocks we watched singing and dancing at the park. So many creatures – humans not excepted! have strange mating rituals. Heck, some of them could be prompts in themselves. So if you didn’t submit a prompt this week, there you go. Look up the woodcock, or the weaverbird, or the peacock spider, or any of a thousand creatures, then write that into a human courtship.
|Leigh Kimmel||The mail server has been misbehaving for the last week, failing to send out a variety of automatic mailings. Tech support insists that there’s not a problem. You remove one of the side panels and find…||AC Young|
|Fiona Grey||He looked up, and discovered the rabbit was flying the aeroplane, goggles and all.||Becky Jones|
|Cedar Sanderson||The tree fell, and in the hole it left, they found…||Leigh Kimmel|
|AC Young||This week’s entry: The joint postgraduate/undergraduate biology field research team entered the reeds with care. The information on their quarry was sparse: ‘The reed dragon is one of the smallest species of dragon. Its natural habitat is reed beds. It is flightless and wingless, and very rarely breathes fire. It has excellent camouflage, is extremely stealthy and has excellent acceleration from rest, making it a highly-skilled stealth hunter. Very little field observation has been successfully carried out.’||Cedar Sanderson|
|Becky Jones||The giraffe bent all the way down to look you in the eye. “Well, let me tell you,” he began…||Fiona Grey|
And if the random prompt doesn’t strike you, or you didn’t send in a prompt (and why not? It’s easy, and no pressure – no word count limit, doesn’t even have to be words!), there are always spare prompts. You could send in a spare, too, you know. Just put ‘spare’ in the subject line when you email it to oddprompts at gmail dot com.
|Spare||Visual Prompt? He hated mornings that started with that face glaring at him… (Wakeup on the website)|
|Spare||The girl planted the stick in the hole her friend had so carefully dug. When he came back in the morning to water it, he found…|
|Spare||Every year, humanity submitted the most ridiculous idea to the intergalactic nanotechnology contest. This year, Earth won.|
|Spare||Apult is a weird name… no, no, his first name is Cat. So it’s all right.|
See you next week! May spring cause your sap to rise, and put a smile on your faces. Come back and read the comments… prompt responses are always fun.