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In Writing Prompts on August 29, 2012 at 2:10 pm

After years of leading a normal life, you discover you have a special ability. Afraid to share this information with anyone, you confide only in your closest friend. To your surprise, your friend shares some information with you—he also has a super power.

You’re Hired… Ahem…

In Writing Prompts on August 20, 2012 at 7:41 pm

After six months of mailing resumes all over the city, you finally have a bite. Though under-qualified for the position, you attend the interview anyway because you desperately need work. As the boss starts to ask questions, you notice that he’s not reading from your resume—it’s someone else’s. Instead of correcting him, you go with it. Write this interview.

Simple prompt

In Writing Prompts on August 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Write a story about an empty glass.

The prompt that stirs up emotion

In Writing Prompts on August 6, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Think about an incident from your life—something especially monumental, unexpected, or traumatic that altered the way you see the world. Write a story or essay about it, but from someone else’s perspective. You can appear as a character in the story, but explore it from outside of yourself, as an event that happened, but not one that happened to you.


In Writing Prompts on July 30, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Write a scene in which two characters who are close (friends, relatives, a couple) are secretly angry at each other about something that has happened in the past. Decide what they are angry about before writing the scene but don’t write about it directly. Instead, reveal the tension between them in the dialogue and in the actions involved in accomplishing a mundane task they are doing together, such as moving a couch, setting up a tent, making dinner, or painting a house.


In Writing Prompts on July 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Write a pure dialogue story using “only” dialogue. No description or narration allowed!

July 15

In Writing Prompts on July 17, 2012 at 3:55 am

Start your story with: “I never would have purchased this house if I’d known that…” and end it with: “That’s why tomorrow I’m setting it on fire.”


In Uncategorized, Writing Prompts on July 9, 2012 at 3:57 pm

One week after attending the funeral of a close friend, you receive a postcard in the mail with the words, “I’m not dead. Meet me tonight at Guido’s Pizzeria. Tell no one.”


Dear readers old and new, welcome! Let me remind you how this little venture works… a new prompt is posted each Monday. During the week, at least one of the ‘regular’ authors of the blog posts a response, 2000 words or less, with about 3 hours (or less) time spent on the writing  (the purpose is to WRITE not to PERFECT. It is an exercise in continuing to practice the art of writing… a form of accountability and a place for inspiration). We invite anyone to join us, either by emailing a story for us to post or by sharing a link to their own blog in the comments section under the prompt. Whether or not you care to write, we are delighted you came to read! Comment, share, and enjoy!


In Writing Prompts on June 25, 2012 at 2:15 pm

Pick a current news story from your local news. Write a story based on the article and share link to the story. Share the photo.

Writing time about doing time!

In Writing Prompts on June 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

You wake up in jail and have no memory of how you got there. As you pace around the cell, you find five items in your pocket from the night before. As you look at each piece, the night slowly comes back to you. Write about your night, why you have these five items and how you ended up in jail.