That’s a nice large even number, at least in terms of the 52 weeks of the year. Funny to think that we’ll most likely wind up doing this for two whole years. What started as a little challenge to prod writers into a routine has evolved into… well, I’m not sure what. We’re still evolving I think.
|AC Young||When she unwrapped her present it turned out to be a mantle, made of expensive cloth and decorated with metallic thread.||nother Mike|
|Cedar Sanderson||Something scuttled in the shadows||Leigh Kimmel|
|Fiona Grey||The birds floated frozen in midair.||AC Young|
|Leigh Kimmel||Under the magnolia tree sat…||Fiona Grey|
|Becky Jones||The cat lay on the table, reading a book about ________.||Cedar Sanderson|
|nother Mike||No one understood how it got there, but the MRI showed that the pain in your back was really a ….||Becky Jones|
Didn’t get a prompt in? Pick a spare, any spare! We’d love you to join us on this strange journey, and it really is a good way to get your writing going.
|Spare||Stuffed into the chimney of the old house was…|
|Spare||As it turned out, artificial intelligence was not the item we should have been concerned about.|
|Spare||What dreams do katydids have in their slumbers? And what nightmares?|
|Spare||The broken pencil in the emergency room didn’t look like something the doctor would normally put a cast on…|
|Spare||Someone slipped a large wad of money into your carryon luggage…|
You too can send in a prompt, to oddprompts at gmail dot com. The more, the merrier. If you don’t want to be challenged by a randomly assigned prompt, then just put ‘spare’ in the subject line of your email and we’ll put it in the spare sheets.
And with that, I’ll see you next week! Post your response in the comments, and see what other writers make of their Odd and whimsical prompts as well.
(Header Image: “Dissolving” by Cedar Sanderson)