October 2019 Writing Prompts

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Hey Everyone,

I was in the mood for some story starter prompts this month, so that’s why these are a bit longer.  Enjoy!  ~M

  1. The fizzled enchantment and other stories of ruin
  2. Along the weathered, winding trail
  3. A swirling sea of mushrooms
  4. The place where silence had a voice
  5. Marching through the elements of time
  6. Another fictitious character and me
  7. At the pinnacle of sadness
  8. A road too narrow and a bridge too far
  9. The mystery of the pungent pudding
  10. Shades of powdered blue and you
  11. They scattered like marbles among the leaves
  12. Transfixed on the doorway to nothingness
  13. The carnation curse and the crime of the century
  14. Isabella and the lost sea urchins
  15. Too shabby to be chic
  16. The moon of planet #265
  17. The allurement of her resistance
  18. Futile fabrications of a fashion queen
  19. And just like that he was six feet under
  20. Sparing the spoiled and relishing the outcome
  21. The pages of his life were too tenuous to handle
  22. Her rare affliction became his only cure
  23. Desperation became her saving grace
  24. Peter the great and the tempting tart
  25. The weirdness of Wyatt Wintergreen
  26. A sniveler met a star-gazer and nothing has been the same since
  27. Tootsie pop tales and other tantalizing tidbits
  28. The purpose of a gnat named Norris
  29. A sunset setting topped with six-inch stilettos
  30. With soulmate in hand, she fought until the bitter end
  31. The magical menagerie of mediocre marmots

 

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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September 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

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Thank you to all of you who participated this month!  I think the prompts were extra difficult this month, and I promise to go easier on you next time.  Well… maybe not!   Lol… Just keep writing!  😉 ~M xo

 

  1. Electric sky

Zombie Flamingos – https://zombieflamingoes.com/2019/09/01/september-writing-prompts-day-1-electric-sky/

Sealing Wax Notes – https://sealingwaxnotes.home.blog/2019/09/01/electric-sky/

A Girl from Terra Mariana – https://girlfromterramariana.wordpress.com/2019/09/02/electric-sky/

A UNIQUE TITLE FOR ME – https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/09/03/veil-between-the-living-and-the-dead/

Help from Heaven – https://isaiah46ministries.com/2019/09/10/earth-is-groaning-photo-challenge/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2019/09/07/weather-weather-everywhere/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/09/14/electric-sky/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/09/28/the-storm-raged-poetry-septemberwriting/

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August 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

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Hey Everyone,

I just want to say thank you for another great month!  We seemed to have another record month for postings, which always amazes me.  I’m looking forward to another great month of writing and I hope all of you are as well.  ~M xo

 

1. Echoing desires

Jaquintinwriter – https://jaquintinwriter.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/writing-prompt-echoing-desires/

Tina Stewart Brakebill – https://tinastewartbrakebill.com/2019/08/01/desires-lost-or-found/

A UNIQUE TITLE FOR ME – https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/couldnt-catch-the-clap/

BLUE MOUNTAIN WONDER – https://bluemountainwonder.wordpress.com/2019/08/01/echoing-desires/

Cosistories  – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/08/02/echoing-desires/

CHARMED CHAOS – https://charmedchaos.com/2019/08/02/tangled/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2019/08/02/echoing-desires/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2019/08/06/1-5-aug-mini-prompt-response-something-different/

Art Mater – http://artmater.com/echoing-desires/

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September 2019 Writing Prompts

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Hey Everyone,

Here are the new writing prompts for September.  I ended up doing a theme for this month of weird weather phenomenon’s.   The idea came about one night when my daughter and I were thinking of prompt ideas, and I mentioned a weather-related prompt that I had written earlier that morning.  Well, one thing led to another, and we were at the computer searching for weird weather happenings.  So this is the result of our intrigue and quest, to give you something motivating and fun.  Enjoy, and have a great month of writing!  ~M

 

  1. Electric sky
  2. Watermelon snow
  3. Harvest veil
  4. Volcanic devils
  5. Noctilucent clouds
  6. Mythical moonbows
  7. Belt of Venus
  8. Fire whirls
  9. Aurora nights
  10. Sun pillars
  11. Katabatic winds
  12. Orbiting halos
  13. Frost flowers
  14. Cloaked cosmos
  15. Misty mirages
  16. Gale force flashes
  17. Refractive rays
  18. Twin tornadoes
  19. Solar storm tsunamis
  20. Waterspout wishes
  21. Ice work webs
  22. Cappuccino coast
  23. Sea smoke
  24. Fallstreak hole
  25. Hail glaciers
  26. Diamond dust
  27. Non-aqueous rain
  28. Lighting sprites
  29. Atmospheric blocking
  30. Brocken spectre

 

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.  😉

July 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

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Thank you to everyone who participated this month!  I was surprised to see so many new faces!  I hope all of you will continue to write through August.  I think I might even try to do all of the prompts this month since I’m homeschooling again.  My girls and I have always had fun writing together in the mornings before the school day officially begins, so we’ll see how far I get!  Take care everyone and have a wonderful month of writing!  ~M

  1. An appetite for affection

Jaquintinwriter – https://jaquintinwriter.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/hankering-for-companion-tanka-poem/

Zombie Flamingos – https://zombieflamingoes.com/2019/07/01/july-writing-prompts-day-1-an-appetite-for-affection/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2019/07/01/an-appetite-for-affection/

Nut House Central – https://nuthousecentral.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/july-writing-prompts/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/07/01/an-appetite-for-affection/

NEWLIFEDURINGMIDLIFE – https://newlifeduringmidlife.blog/2019/07/06/the-curse-an-appetite-for-affection/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/07/07/playful-puppy-poetry-haiku-julywriting/

This N That With Me – https://cthisnthat.wordpress.com/2019/07/17/july-prompt-mashup/

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August Writing Prompts

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Hey Everyone,

Here are the new writing prompts for August.  I hope you’ll enjoy these as much as I enjoyed coming up with them.  Have a great month of writing everyone!  ~M

1) Echoing desires
2) Always in a crowd
3) Silky submersions
4) Unraveling steel threads
5) Cynicism at its finest
6) The first of its kind
7) Treading lightly
8) Jellyfish jolts
9) Hiccupping haikus
10) An unencumbered life
11) The thumbprint thief
12) Half a dozen
13) Skulls and shackles
14) For keeps
15) That one time
16) Juniper and hibiscus
17) Zebra stripes
18) The magnificent me
19) Nail polish nightmares
20) Genuine and virtuous
21) Masterful scribblings
22) Heightened senses
23) Boot straps and cowboy hats
24) Mediocre manicotti
25) Past futures
26) Dillydally days
27) Finders keepers
28) Exponential risks
29) Bold and billowy
30) Wonky whiskers
31) Savoring the thrill

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.  😉

July 2019 Writing Prompts

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Hey Everyone,

Welcome to another month of prompt writing.  I hope all of you are having a good summer, and staying cool.  😎  Of course I forget, that many of you probably aren’t even having summer right now.  So wherever you are, and whatever the weather, may you feel happy, healthy, and content.  ❤️  Enjoy the prompts!  ~M xo

1. An appetite for affection
2. Bound in silence
3. Caterwaul echoes
4. Dangerous devices
5. Phoenix sand
6. Twilight dreams
7. Myrtle beach
8. Traded for trouble
9. Espresso cupcakes
10. Jumping june bugs
11. Heather pink
12. Budding beauties
13. Dismantled and disguised
14. Writing weirdos
15. Tempered glass
16. Point pleasant
17. Battling borborygmus
18. Cultured creations
19. Fighting for a future
20. Doused in flames
21. She was the sun
22. Sent from my iPhone
23. Tangerine zing
24. An arctic dusting
25. The shroom boom
26. Misaligned and malevolent
27. A shattered existence
28. Artichoke hearts
29. Big ol bags of bubbles
30. Popcorn filled portholes
31. Strawberry freezies

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.  😉

 

June 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

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Well that’s it, another month down!  And do you realize, (if my calculations are correct, and Dorinda will know…) 😉 if you’ve been doing these every day from the beginning, you’ve now done 700 prompts!  That’s so hard for me to believe!  Yowza! That’s a long time!  I hope all of you will continue to keep writing.  I do this for all of you here on WP because I want you to have some sort of inspiration to help you keep going.  I know how hard it is when you don’t have that.  And so this is my way of saying thanks to all of you, who are such an encouragement to me.  I love you guys and I do this because I care about all of you.  ~M xo

  1. The screen flickered, and then he was gone.

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/06/05/gone-in-a-flicker/

Help from Heaven – https://isaiah46ministries.com/2019/06/03/overcoming-a-dysfunctional-home-three-things-challenge-109/

Keep it alive – https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2019/06/02/june-writing-prompt-1st-june/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2019/06/01/if-only-2/

EASTELMHURST.A.GO.GO – https://eastelmhurstagogo.wordpress.com/2019/06/10/a-make-believe-love-affair/

C.M. Fritzen’s Life and Works – https://cmfritzenbooks.com/2019/06/01/june-writing-prompts/

Ladyleemanila – https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2019/06/28/the-screen-flickered-and-then-he-was-gone/

Neelwritesblog – https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/18/neelwrites-flash-fiction-18-06-2019/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/06/17/like-magic-100wordstory-junewriting/

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Beautiful reminders and blessings

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In the past month, I’ve had some extraordinary close encounters with some very amazing creatures.  The first encounter happened on my camping trip a few weeks ago.  I was sitting with my hubby next to the campfire in the early evening, when all of a sudden, a doe came rambling down the hill.  It stopped about 20 feet away from us and began to graze.  I got up from my seat to have a better look, and the doe merely raised her head in curiosity, while continuing to eat.  The doe kept her eye on me but showed no inclination of being afraid.  And as I walked closer to get a better look, she still kept grazing.  I decided to leave her alone and sat back down by the campfire, and several minutes later, she walked down to the pond, which was just beyond our campsite.  Hubby and I watched her stroll around the pond, and then she eventually disappeared into the forest.  It was such a rare and beautiful moment to behold.  Looking into the eyes of a doe was mesmerizing, and I could tell she felt safe with us there.  It was such a miraculous thing to witness, and I will never forget her eyes.  They were eyes of acceptance and trust, and the sheer beauty in her gaze overwhelmed me.

The second encounter began when hubby and I decided to play shuffleboard at a resort we were staying at.  As we walked up to the game area, a baby rabbit was sitting there nibbling away on a piece of grass.  We were so close to the rabbit that we could have stepped on it if we had not been paying attention.  The rabbit never once flinched as we walked past, but instead,  just kept eating while we played shuffleboard a few feet away.  I thought that perhaps the pucks racing toward it, might scare the poor thing away, but it just sat there happy and content the entire time.  When we finally decided we’d played long enough, the baby rabbit bid us farewell, and we left feeling as if we’d seen yet another small miracle that day.

The third encounter happened yesterday when I was visiting a nearby park.  My girls and I decided to go for a picnic lunch next to the river, and it was so beautiful that I wanted to capture the beauty of everything by taking a few photos.  The problem was, I had left my phone in the car, so I decided to head back to grab it.  As I was walking back, a bird suddenly swooped down in front of me, almost hitting me.  I thought the occurrence was very odd but began to continue to the car.  But something suddenly made me stop and go back to the spot where the bird had almost hit me.  Walking back, I came across a tiny yellow bird.  It was just sitting there peacefully in the grass, staring up at me.  It looked almost like it were about to fall asleep because of how calm and content it looked.  I stood no more than a foot away from that little yellow bird and spoke to it for a few minutes.  It sort of winked at me a few times and looked as if it were actually smiling up at me.  I couldn’t believe how tame and beautiful it was.  It could have been a baby bird, but it had all of its adult feathers and was bright yellow in color, so I wasn’t sure if it was newly born or not.  The nature of it was definitely odd and had I leaned down to hold it; I was sure it would have let me.  But at last, I knew I didn’t dare disturb it further, and so I left it there and headed back to my car.

The fourth encounter happened today, which prompted me to write this post.  I had been sitting in my office, working at my computer, when a dove suddenly decided to perch on the screen of my window.  I have always loved doves, and have had some interesting experiences with them.  In fact, I had one occasion, where a dove sort of saved my life.  But I suppose I will wait and share that story for another occasion.  For now, just seeing that dove, lifted my spirits and reminded me of all the times when animals have spoken to me in such extraordinary ways.  When I’m feeling gloomy like today, it’s God’s creatures who always cheer me up, and I’m thankful that I have such reminders of his everlasting love.  I hope the rest of you will find similar reminders in your own lives.  Those unexpected occurrences always seem to come just when we need them, but we must pay attention or we could end up missing those miraculous blessings that he sends our way.


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May 2019 Writing Prompt Participants

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Hey Everyone,

I know this post is almost a week overdue, but better late than never I suppose.  I was looking over my list tonight for the submissions that were my favorites and I honestly couldn’t choose between them, so I asked my family to choose for me.  And so the favorite of the month is… Green Eggs and Spam, by Larry Trasciatti.  Thank you all for another great month and I’m already seeing some great posts for the June prompts.  Keep on writing!  😉 ~M xo

 

  1. A Ripple in Time

Ladyleemanila – https://ladyleemanilablog.wordpress.com/2019/05/12/friday-fictioneers-a-ripple-in-time/

Playing with words – https://playingwithwords.blog/2019/05/05/a-ripple-in-time/

Cosistories – https://cosistories.wordpress.com/2019/05/02/a-small-time-ripple/

Prompted – https://promptedforten.wordpress.com/2019/05/01/a-ripple-in-time-dead-deer/

Night Owl Poetry – https://dorindaduclos.com/2019/05/01/a-ripple-in-time-maywriting-poetry-freeverse/

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June Writing Prompts

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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!

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.  😉