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Writing Prompts: Week of March 30th to April 5th, 2014.

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What’s on your frequency, wavelength or radar this week…? 
Write about it! 🙂

  1. I don’t usually read the end of a book first, but this time I just had to know!
  2. When they considered taking a trip to Europe, the couple had never foreseen anything like this happening…
  3. It was then they heard the music…
  4. The calendar says March 30th, but the last day you remember is March 1st.
  5. If it wasn’t for my pet(s), I would have never have known about…
  6. Write about the worst day of your life. Then: Write about the best day of your life.
  7. Write a “Bucket List” of things you want to accomplish, do or see before you die.
  8. You go to donate blood, but something goes terribly wrong.
  9. In the airplane, you hear the pilot announce he’s running out of fuel…
  10. Pick a random place on a map and write about it. If you haven’t been there, imagine what it would be like.
  11. A webcam connects you to another universe or an alternate reality…
  12. An old friend or foe finds you on a social networking site.
  13. Turn on the radio and write a story based on the first song you hear.
  14. Write about a color unseen to you in the visible spectrum (color blindness) or imagine what it would be like to be unable to perceive this color.
  15. Write about the colors white and/or black. Use them symbolically or metaphorically. Or do research and write an essay or article about both or one of these colors. Try using sources and cite them.
  16. The same show repeats itself on every television channel, day after day…
  17. Every day around the same time you receive an odd telephone call. When you answer it, you hear a robotic voice dictating sequences of numbers…
  18. Write a poem about the number 7.
  19. You are thrown back into your past, but you find it totally different from what you recall…
  20. Everyone has a favourite song. Except…
  21. Use this line in a short story: “The scarecrow, Sir, had nothing to do with it!”


Note: If you choose the essay/article option for white/black try using citations. Use it as an opportunity to learn and understand how to do this. See the SMF resource guide here for more information.


Prompts from: Apple Apps Store, Writing Prompts by 21 x 20 Media, Inc. Download with iTunes here. With grammar and typos of prompts corrected, copyedited and tweaked for relevance.


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