Welcome back to another month of writing prompts! I thought it would be fun to try something new this month, and so I created these story starters with the hope that some of you will feel inspired to write some flash fiction. Regardless of what you decide to write, just have fun with all of it, and don’t let your writing become a burden or a chore. Have a great month! ~M xo
1. The screen flickered, and then he was gone.
2. Sandwiched between pumpernickel on rye, she’d found her prize.
3. The crevices cracked further, with every loud thud.
4. And as the final door closed, so did her heart.
5. The shadows crept along as the night grew old.
6. At last, the bells rang, and he whisked her away.
7. The top of the spire reflected the embarrassed sky.
8. Except without her, he couldn’t make a decent pie.
9. The plot was evil, but she had never even known.
10. Soon it would be nightfall, which would surely seal their fate.
11. At the corner of 15th and 8th, she finally disappeared.
12. Against a hazy backdrop, they kissed until they couldn’t breathe.
13. The trouble was, she had never been without him.
14. Sunken eyes and bony cheeks were all that remained.
15. It was November, and the chill in the air was not from the cold.
16. Barberry was his first ingredient and his last.
17. Dancing in the street was her only chance.
18. The directions said to go north, but he headed west.
19. The sudden silence didn’t last for very long.
20. The hum of the distant mower gave her a thought.
21. On top of the pile was the answer to everything.
22. And even then, there was nothing they could do.
23. The radiator always reminded her of him.
24. Sitting cross-legged, and with a carefree spirit, she summoned him over.
25. Could it be that this was where the marker was hidden?
26. Melted wax and a bowl of crushed herbs gave away the truth.
27. Signaling the closest cabby, she made her escape.
28. And to the eyes of an innocent, there was nothing odd about him.
29. Eating their fill left them satiated and sleepy.
30. A scholar of 20, she’d made her mama proud.
If you’re new to prompt writing, and don’t really understand how to use the prompts, please consider the following writing exercise.
Settle into your favorite place in the house with a hot drink to warm your waking bones. Once you’ve warmed up a bit; grab your journal, a trusty pen, and a timer. Then, set your timer for ten minutes and begin writing about one of the prompts. Don’t worry about spelling, punctuation, neatness, or anything like that; just write! Write about anything and everything that comes to your mind, and don’t stop until the ten minutes are up.
I often find myself writing short stories or poems during those ten minutes, but you can write about anything you like. And don’t be alarmed if what you’ve written doesn’t quite make sense. The whole idea behind doing this exercise is to get your mind ready and working so that you can begin your day. Just think of it as exercise for your brain, and once you’ve done your ten minutes of writing, you’ll feel more prepared to tackle the rest of your day.
As always, I will be writing and posting over on my other blog, which can be found here. So please come visit me if you get a chance, and hopefully I can keep up with all of you!
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