WRITING PROMPTS

The Dream Peddler

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

This prompt just wandered in from my unconscious and sat down. I hope it may be specific enough to get your imagination working, open-ended enough for you to use as you will.

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Laundry and Palm Reading

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

Sometimes you get two incongruent businesses housed together, such as Coffee and Pawn Shop, which amuse me. So I thought, why not a laundromat with a palm-reading service in the back?

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Finding the Right Words

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

A coworker of mine has been planning to propose to his fiancee for a little while now. Our whole department has been helping him decide exactly when, where, and how, as well as what to say. She said yes.

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The Inheritance

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

Here’s a story starter which I hope will provide scope for conflict, character study, and a wide range of comic or serious, realistic or fantastic treatments.

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Waiting for the Last Shuttle

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

I spend a lot of time waiting for buses, so I suppose my mind drifts that way. I have, however, never had to wait for an intergalactic space shuttle. I wonder how long the wait for that would be?

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Missing Parts

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

I grew up watching "Star Trek" as a kid, and time travel has always fascinated me. So has history. Who wouldn't want to travel back to a favorite era if given the chance? Here's a time-travel prompt with a twist.

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Housecleaning

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

I recently read Annie Proulx’s short story 'Dump Junk' (in her collection "Bad Dirt") and was struck by the many possible ways of developing her opening scenario. So here goes:

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At the Pegasus Races

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

I have some good friends who are avid fans of all sports. Watching television with them the other day--specifically watching the exuberance of the fans themselves--led me to this prompt.

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