WRITING PROMPTS

The Postman

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

Working in the circulation department at a newspaper, I talk with the paper carriers all day long. This prompt is inspired by some of the stories they have told.

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Her Eyes

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

I've met someone striking lately, and this first-line prompt popped into my mind.

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My Friend the Enemy

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

I cribbed the title of this exercise from a short story by Edith Pargeter. The theme has been used over and over again in literature from ancient times to the present. I think there’s still more to be done with it.

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Lucid Dreaming

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

Lucid dreaming is a state where you realize you're dreaming, and you gain full control of the dream. Let's have some fun with that.

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Lost

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

This struck me as a fairly open-ended story starter, suitable for a variety of genres, or as a what-if character study which you could use to enrich your sense of a character from a different story of yours in which this scene need never actually appear.

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Secret-Keeping

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

This is a moral dilemma that I’ve stumbled over in my own life. It makes a challenging actual situation, though maybe reflecting on it is helpful; it makes a fine starting point for a story.

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Secret Chamber

Re:Fiction  Feb 29, 2016

I've always fantasized about having a secret room in my home. I don't know what I'd use it for, but I find the idea very appealing. How about you? How about your character?

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