Writing Prompt: 1st July 2019

Hi, this is the first writing prompt on this blog, so I am still working things out. If you feel like it, leave a comment with any suggestions, feedback or general advice. Anything helpful is really welcome.

The reason I’m doing this is because I like writing a little flash fiction. It’s something I treat as going to the gym for my writing muscles. If you want to join in, that’s brilliant, but there’s no pressure. If you want to leave a comment with a link, that’s great, but if you don’t feel ready to share yet, that’s also great. Or you could decide that you had a good session at the ‘gym’ and want to submit it somewhere, or use it as the basis for other work, which would be amazing. It’s up to you how you use this prompt. The only thing I would like to insist on is that you enjoy yourself.

Here is a picture and a quotation. The challenge is to write something that is sparked off by one or both of them. It doesn’t have to be directly related to either, just the story you hear when you see them. It’s limited to 500 words (or less, lots less if you need to, or a little more, and I don’t check), and you should try and finish it by next week. It can be prose, poetry, fact or fiction – just have fun.

This was captioned ‘hunting for trolls in North Carolina’ if that helps. If you use this photo, please give credit
Photo by Jan Kahánek on Unsplash

You sort of start thinking anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve –

JK Rowling

If you wish, leave a link in the comments and I will drop in, read and comment, and I encourage everyone to do the same. I’ll also be sharing stuff on Facebook and wherever else I can think of. There are no prizes and no end goal, unless it is to have fun writing. I hope I get to see some awesome stuff sparked by this. Good luck!

11 thoughts on “Writing Prompt: 1st July 2019

    1. That is such a vivid story! I’m sorry, but you need to make a novel out of it. There is so much more that I want to read! Thank you for sharing.

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