This week, giant gingerbread men terrorize the village, brightly colored lights spark crystallized fires, and the grinch gleefully stalks those neighbors with one too many glowing, light-up reindeer in the front lawn.
Ahem. I mean, that’s what happens to our main characters, that is. Can’t let them have a good day, after all. That’d be boring. And what is a writer’s calling, but to entertain?
You know how it goes by now – send in an idea to firstname.lastname@example.org and mark it as spare if you don’t want a trade. Now, on with the prompts!
|Fiona Grey||The belladonna tasted like bitter blueberry and regret.||Cedar Sanderson|
|AC Young||The transport system on Colony 49 [name to be determined once it became important] was planned in advance. A number of model railways were built to test various solutions to the planners’ rail transportation problems.||Leigh Kimmel|
|Becky Jones||The Christmas decorations shifted from yard to yard every night.||nother Mike|
|nother Mike||The man in the trash can looked dead…||AC Young|
|Leigh Kimmel||“Famous Last Words” by Billy Joel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEtcu-l9wDo for those who aren’t familiar with the lyrics)||Fiona Grey|
|Cedar Sanderson||A toasted fractal marshmallow||Becky Jones|
Sometimes the spares fit best with a work in progress, or when you forget it’s prompt day.
|Spares||The prompt of nightmares: When the clowns went to war.|
|Spares||The magical, missing herd of goats was found tracing an intricate Irish pattern in the field, visible only by aerial view.|
|Spares||The six-fingered aliens counted in base 7. They could count up to 100 (49 in base 10) on their fingers.|
|Spares||Maybe a smart kitchen wasn’t such a good idea…|
|Spares||When the ship caught the meteorite and they cracked it open, they didn’t expect to find a message from the stars…|
And with that, we’ll see you with seasonal cheer* in the comments.
Header image by Fiona Grey, gingerbread man parade balloon.
*Seasonal cheer definition may vary.