September 2021 Writing Prompts

Welcome to another month of writing prompts. The following prompts are ones I’ve used in the past for my own writing efforts, but to my knowledge have never been published. After nearly four years of posting writing prompts for all of you, it is getting harder to keep track of what I’ve posted and what I haven’t. So please forgive me if you see a duplicate prompt from time to time. Have a great month everyone! 😉 ~M xo
  1. Chocolate rivers and licorice trees.
  2. Splashes of color filled the expanse.
  3. The alarm set the world into motion.
  4. Secret passages loomed underground.
  5. The glass shattered at the mere touch of her hand.
  6. The cuckoo chimed its last farewell.
  7. The magical pendant cursed each wearer.
  8. There in a sea of spaghetti.
  9. Moonbeams sparked a connection.
  10. She swayed to the beat of a thousand drums.
  11. The forest echoed the thoughts in his mind.
  12. Reality hit like a ton of bricks.
  13. She fell off the edge of the world.
  14. The taste of magic glided across her tongue.
  15. Fields of feathery grasses concealed his presence.
  16. The sweetness of her kiss, enticed his desire for more.
  17. The warmth of the water soothed his aching bones.
  18. The finish line seemed just out of reach.
  19. The mushrooms left him in a dizzy state.
  20. Creamed corn was all she would eat.
  21. A jumble of words fell on deaf ears.
  22. Frightened by his sudden movement, she cowered in fear.
  23. The pen ached for her loving touch.
  24. He lived for the moment and this moment was his.
  25. Suddenly the mysterious light disappeared around the bend.
  26. The earth shattered into a thousand pieces.
  27. The monster swallowed her whole.
  28. She squirmed with delight upon his teasing touch.
  29. The kite sailed away to catch a dream.
  30. Lost in a land where wishes are free.

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!

And one last thing before I forget!  I made a quick tutorial for those of you who have been having trouble trying to figure out how to Pingback your posts.  Please go here, if you’d like to view the tutorial.  

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34 thoughts on “September 2021 Writing Prompts

    1. Oh I’m so glad! You can do them however you choose. I usually just print them out, cut them apart, fold them in half and then put them in a jar. That way I can pull one out on a daily basis and be surprised by what I get. 😉 I hope you find them inspiring. 🙂


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