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Writing Prompts: May 1st – 11th, 2014.

Prompts Spring

  1. Turn on the local weather forecast and imagine the current conditions taken to the extreme. Write a short story about one aspect of it.
  2. Write about life in a town a day before a tornado strikes…
  3. A grandparent or parent shares their memories about a war with you…
  4. Write a mock/parody editorial about something absurd.
  5. Your friend discovers an alternative fuel and the car makers try to kill him.
  6. You receive a random phone call from the future…
  7. Use these words in a poem or short story: Mexico – Statistic – Swordfish.
  8. I thought it was a trombone!
  9. Write about the formation of an unlikely friendship.
  10. Write a short piece that includes these words: Competitor – Mirror – Skill.
  11. Think of two random names then use them in a brief dialogue about plants.
  12. Force a relationship between two seemingly different things. Try: How is a knife like a map?
  13. Open up a magazine or a catalog; find a picture with people in it. Write about what the people in the picture are doing.
  14. What do you see when you look through the peephole on your door?
  15. Sometimes you just can’t trust a cat…
  16. You find a note tucked in your fast food drive-thru bag…

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


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