Welcome! Year three of odd prompts here at More Odds Than Ends, and this year’s theme is hope. Hope, because it’s the perfect word for us odd creatives, making the worlds we want to see come alive.
So with that, grab a spare or send in a prompt to email@example.com. The challenge is in an idea you wouldn’t expect, or bring to yourself; the only expectation is the readers eager to see what developments have been wrought in pen and paper this week.
|AC Young||The celebrations were scheduled to take place two days after the event.||Nother Mike|
|Fiona Grey||The book was so disappointing she sent it flying back across the room, where it landed with an audible huff of annoyance.||Leigh Kimmel|
|Leigh Kimmel||There are a number of cop cars out in front of your house. You think they said something about a warrant, and then you realize they said wyvern.||Becky Jones|
|nother Mike||You got a free gift box at the store. When you got it home, you realized it was labeled…||Cedar Sanderson|
|Cedar Sanderson||Accelerating in reverse||Fiona Grey|
|Becky Jones||The wild cat did howl…and stalk through the back yard.||Ray Krawczyk|
|Ray Krawczyk||The round passing through my belly made a wet, hollow sound.||AC Young|
For those passing through in the night, trying out a resolution, or have lost all sense of time, here are your spares. Look, free writing prompts!
|Spare||The zombie onstage was playing a Johnny Cash song.|
|Spare||When they played disco music, the minotaur started…|
|Spare||Finding a puzzle piece in the cake made it much more interesting…|
|Spare||When the sperm banks removed all racial labeling, the children came in all colors… even green and purple!|
|Spare||What they heard on the old cassette tape…|
See you next week in the comments, and happy 2022. I hope it will be a better year for us all!
Header image by Fiona Grey