I’m always looking for interesting writing prompts and came across the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge organised by the folks over at Go Dog Go Cafe. This week’s prompt must include the words “winded child“. Sounds like a challenge. Be sure to pop over and have a look at the other great entries and why not consider having a go yourself.
This week’s photo writing prompt courtesy of Sue Vincent’s fun #writephoto challenge is entitled “copper”. The goal – to write a story based on the autumnal photo below. I’m afraid to say my effort is yet another dark tale, at least it’s the right season (310 words). Be sure to check out the other great takes by clicking on the link above and if you haven’t already, why not have a go yourself.
This is my take on Fandango’s Flash Fiction Challenge #33. The challenge, to write a piece of flash fiction based on the great photo below. My entry is a 377-word horror. Thanks to Fandango for organising a great prompt. Like the story? Don’t like the story! Either way, why not pop over and have a go yourself.
This week’s writing prompt courtesy of Carrot Ranch’s – Flash Fiction Challenge is to write a 99-word story (no more no less) that includes the “greatest gift“. When you sit and think about it, we have so many gifts. Some are not always obvious and some can appear to be more like curses. This may not seem like the greatest of them until you need it!
Much of the inspiration for this, came from the repeated phrase “I will not sit and wait for a break in the clouds” from the stunning track “Break in the clouds” by Frightened Rabbit. It literally started playing as I sat down to write, and unconsciously I’d taken a counterpoint perspective. I then got a few paragraphs in and realised it was turning into a poor imitation of H.G.’s Well’s – Time Machine and decided to have some fun with it.
I must admit I struggled to come up with a different take on this one, I found it difficult to get past the primaeval idea that the shadow was a reptile or arachnid, poised to strike. Let’s just say I spent a little too long staring at this hole. (~1370 words)
This writing prompt is courtesy of Carol J Forrester’s new September Speculative Fiction Prompt. This is not a new prompt, I understand we have D Wallace Peach to thank for its creation and that Carol has picked up the baton. If this month’s image is anything to go by it looks like it’s in safe hands.