It’s that time of the week. Time for new growth, time to pick up the prompt and then spend a day or three mulling it over. I recommend a long hot shower, or a walk, or standing with your hands in soapy dishwater… things like that help me think because I can’t write while I’m doing them.
|Becky Jones||The cat was twitching and snoring quietly, while the fairies clustered around it.||AC Young|
|Cedar Sanderson||She opened the book and a gush of water poured out of the pages.||nother Mike|
|AC Young||The terraforming on Pelagus VI hadn’t gone entirely to plan. When the winds came from the sea it always rained heavily in the morning.||Becky Jones|
|nother Mike||After the auction, when you were cleaning the ming vase you bought, you found a bloody knife inside…||Cedar Sanderson|
|Fiona Grey||The stuffed toy astronaut was clearly a warning.||Leigh Kimmel|
|Leigh Kimmel||Under the bonsai oak tree is a tiny house, with footprints coming in and out the door.||Fiona Grey|
If you forgot to send in a prompt (hey, we don’t judge around here. Not that, and not the writing when you post a response, either) then there are always spares to go around! As a matter of fact, there are 18 months of weekly prompts you could mine. That’s about 72 weeks! With an average of, say, 5 spares a week, you’ve got 360 prompts you could use. And you can always use a prompt challenge. Whatever works.
|Spare||There was a bloody eyeball on a pencil grilling over the campfire…|
|Spare||The PI was surprised when the zoo wanted to hire him to explain why the king cobra in the reptile building was guarding a large emerald…|
|Spare||You’d think the explosion would have deterred futher progress, but it turns out you can’t stop a determined herd of spaceships.|
|Spare||What they found in the abandoned house changed everything|
|Spare||At the edge of the cliff, they could see a hand, holding hard by its fingertips…|
Finally, send us a prompt! You can send it by email to oddprompts at gmail dot com, formatted as you would. If you don’t feel up to the challenge, put ‘spare’ in the subject line, so we know not to assign you randomly to a prompter.
Don’t forget to come back to see the responses! See you in the comments.