One way to get story ideas is to watch the world pass while you observe. The pattern of human traffic, the body language of vehicles flowing between lanes, the interaction of voices and motivations – all ripe with conflict, meet-cutes, and other story ideas. But sometimes, you need something different, and that’s where prompts come in. Welcome to More Odds Than Ends, where prompts are odd and the people odder. Let’s get on with it!
|Fiona Grey||The sphinx had waited for centuries for the right question to be posed by a petitioner.||Leigh Kimmel|
|AC Young||The cloud elves enjoyed using rainbow slides to get down to the ground.||Becky Jones|
|Padre||“All I see around me is anarchy, chaos, and disorder. My work here is done.”||nother Mike|
|nother Mike||It was a bright, sunny day, but all he/she could do was sob and cry…||Fiona Grey|
|Becky Jones||The smell of new mown grass floated into the house on the little breeze.||Padre|
|Leigh Kimmel||Whenever it was in the shop, it would work perfectly. As soon as we got it back, it’d start acting up again.||AC Young|
Not into trading? Need a random idea? Grab a spare, if one strikes your fancy.
|Spare||The turtle had been standing there with the left forefoot raised for a long time.|
|Spare||If her eyes had been greener, or larger, they would have been impossible. And yet, the things she saw…|
|Spare||Looking on the bright side can be blinding!|
|Spare||Don’t tie your hopes to a concrete block, they just sink when you do that…|
Show us what you’ve got in the comments. Until next week, happy creating.
Header image by Fiona Grey