From BWC member Sara Cadman:
Hi folks! I thought I’d leave some of the writing prompts I came across from writing.com with their automated prompter thingy hehe What about one of these prompts to work on for next week? Here goes:
~The biopsy of a swollen gland reveals an extraordinary medical diagnosis.
~Write a mystery story using a ferret as a key witness or an important component in the plot.
~A woman travels from galaxy to galaxy to find a planet where males have never dominated females.
~You accidentally step into a territory where a cult is awaiting the return of an alien species, and they think you are…
~The washing machine said it wanted to be a mobile phone.
~A computer hacker falls in love with one of his victims, a company head who is a young, beautiful heiress.
~A person addicted to failure starts another seemingly doomed project, but this time…
~An SOS note on a Tim Horton’s [original: Dunkin’ Donuts] napkin makes a detective visit several doughnut stores to solve a possible crime.
~Pick any classic novel. Take any of the least seen/used characters in the book and expand the story from their point of view.
~Space pirates kidnap the ruling bodies of every nation on earth.
~All you wanted was a bottle of water, but instead you’re witnessing a holdup.
~A dire warning about the end of the world appears on a computer screen during your Internet search for Nostradamus.
~You find yourself in a parallel universe and on earth where the Roman Empire, with all its power, has made it to the 21st century.
Last but not least an interesting prompt to re-imagine and re-fabricate this well-known internet-meme story, this prompt based on an actual ad:
~You answer an ad that reads: “Wanted someone to travel back in time with me. Must have own weapons. Safety not guaranteed. Call…”
***Originally this ad was posted in the September/October 1997 issue of Backwoods Home Magazine by one of the magazines editors. It was written as a joke and to fill space in the magazine’s classified section. The original ad as it appeared was:
WANTED: Somebody to go back in time with me.
This is not a joke. P.O. Box 322, Oakview, CA 93022.
You’ll get paid after we get back. Must bring your own
weapons. Safety not guaranteed. I have only done this
This spawned the 2012 American comedy film, “Safety Not Guaranteed”, that starred: Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation), Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson and Kristen Bell.
John Silveira, “The time-ravel ad.” John Silveira, 2010.
Good luck and write on!
Hopefully, there is something here for everyone. Thanks Sara!