Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and cauldron bubble. Stir the pot of ideas, and what connections do you make? What stories emerge from only a few ingredients, spilling over into the world as wisps of steam and sizzle atop the blaze? What have you reaped this harvest?
Er, or just send an idea to email@example.com, and put “spare” in the title if you don’t want a flat trade. We share, too, if you want to give an idea a go. No one’ll mind if you tie a prompt to the back of your broomstick and take it for a whirl about the skies.
Right. On with the prompts! Here are your trades.
|Cedar Sanderson||The dragon perched atop a pile of books, clutching a kitten and looking scandalized.||Leigh Kimmel|
|Fiona Grey||3,000 years from now, archaeologists discover the Corn Palace.||Cedar Sanderson|
|AC Young||When you opened your exotic pets practice, you didn’t expect to be called out to deal with a mythical creature’s toothache.||Fiona Grey|
|nother Mike||Whoever hung a talking magic mirror in the ladies room at McDonald’s certainly knew how to create a ruckus…||AC Young|
|Becky Jones||“Well, he’s a direct descendant of Hercules, so yeah, he’s a bit crazy.”||nother Mike|
|Leigh Kimmel||The little red car sped right past your vehicle. You looked down into it and saw…||Becky Jones|
And here are your spares:
|Spare||What’s in the basket?|
|Spare||“Nah, you’ll see. Death by taco isn’t that uncommon.”|
|Spare||The quill glowed in the dark, and she couldn’t help but notice that it was a real feather…|
|Spare||Having a pet elephant in the living room does make people talk…|
|Spare||The teacher just smiled when she heard that students were using an app on their cell phones to text each other during the online classes, and said, “I thought their writing skills were improving.”|
It might not be Shakespeare, but there’s magic in creation. See you in the comments.
Header image by Fiona Grey, Clifton, Ohio