These writing prompts circulate through the internet. One of my favorites is the three or five word stories. I have included a few examples below. So I am challenging you to write several of your own.
She is love.
The baby giggled. (Mostly benign, unless you don’t have a baby in the house.)
The needles drummed on flesh. (I hope this was a tattoo.)
Fur flew through the air.
I heard about the two Sentence horror story on the Bob and Sheri radio show this week. I like suspense more than horror. So I thought I would try my hand at a couple, ranging from nice to creepy. I highly recommend googling this topic. So many cool ones out there. Also a great way to break the ice or warm up exercise.
1) Fire crackling in the fire place, a warm mug of tea, snuggling with you on the couch. Snow cocoons us from the hustle of the world.
2) “Honey, I’m home.” Claws scramble on the hardwood floors as my cocker spaniel rushes to greet me.
3) The closing guard missed the sleeping student in the library. School was closed for the summer.
This was one of the tamer 2 Sentence Horror Stories I found. I also thought it captures fears we have about not saving or losing or writing projects.
My mom was telling me over the holidays she wants to start creative writing. I suggested she start a journal and check out the wordpress writing blogs gang. (You folks know who you are) She mentioned taking a couple of writing classes and I asked her why. She said she didn’t think she was creative enough. I told her she had creativity, because she had written the start of a story. A murder mystery using a red leather stilletoe high heel shoe. Anybody that would see that as a weapon has creativity and sees out of the box. I think of high heels as torture devices. So ……
On my way home yesterday, I thought what if she received a postcard with a message. I wondered if it would fuel her creativity and her curiousity. Then I started thinking what if a group of writers from the world over took turns writing prompts and story bits on postcards and mailing them to another writer. Fun, right? I decieded to research if anyone had set up something similar and I found a website called “postcrossing”. You sign up and request a randomly assigned address and you mail them a postcard. Then you receive a postcard from someone and you get another address and so forth. I thought it was a neat idea. So now I am wondering if writing prompt postcards would be a neat thing to try or if old fashioned pen writing has died.
So dear readers what do you think?