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Writing Prompts – Week of December 29th to January 5th, 2015.


Writing Prompts:

  1. A slice of chocolate-decadence cake was all she wanted; instead, she got Christian Grey…!
  2. The phone rings. You answer and a man on the other end says…
  3. An area of darkness appears in an otherwise blue and cloudless sky.
  4. Cats are curious, but dogs are…
  5. Dal thought it would be easy enough. He just had to get Chris to agree to go on the fishing trip so he could…
  6. Something has gone wrong with the earth’s gravity, and you find yourself in…
  7. If it weren’t for my pet rat, I would have never…
  8. One day, your cat starts talking to you.
  9. While walking on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia you find a…
  10. While exploring a cave, a geologist finds a stone that is not of this earth.
  11. You strike up a conversation with a stranger in the check-out line at the grocery store who, as it turns out, is not a stranger but a…
  12. A monarch relinquished his/or her kingdom in a bid for lasting peace…
  13. Write a short story about a cat city that exists beneath the Riegelmann Boardwalk, located in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.
  14. [1] Choose a movie quote from of the ones listed below. Write a new dialogue/short story or prose/poetry around it:
  • “Son, you got a panty on your head”.
    GUY IN A TRUCK (John O’Donnal) to Nicolas Cage in Raising Arizona (1987)
  • “As you wish”.
    THE GRANDFATHER/NARRATOR (Peter Falk) in The Princess Bride (1987)
  • “I’ll have what she’s having”.
    FEMALE DINER (Estelle Reiner) in When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  • “I gave her my heart and she gave me a pen”.
    LLOYD DOBLER (John Cusack) in Say Anything (1989)
  • “It might be a tumor”, “It’s not a tumor!” (pronounced tum-mah) 😉
    JOHN KIMBLE (Arnold Schwarzenegger) in Kindergarten Cop (1990)
  • “You can’t handle the truth!”
    COLONEL JESSUP (Jack Nicholson) in A Few Good Men (1992)
  • “There’s no crying in baseball!”
    JIMMY DUGAN (Tom Hanks) in A League of Their Own (1992)
  • “Show me the money”, “SHOW ME THE MONEY!”
    ROD TIDWELL (Cuba Gooding Jr.) in Jerry Maguire (1996)
  • “Nobody puts Baby in a corner!”
    JOHNNY CASTLE (Patrick Swayze) in Dirty Dancing (1987)
  • “Hello. My name is Iñigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die”.
    IÑIGO MONTOYA (Mandy Patinkin) in The Princess Bride (1987)
  • “Inconceivable!” “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means…”
    IÑIGO MONTOYA (Mandy Patinkin) in The Princess Bride (1987)
  • “You had me at ‘hello'”.
    DOROTHY BOYD (Renee Zellweger) in Jerry Maguire (1996)
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.
[1] AMC. filmsite. Tim Dirks. Most Popular Movie Quotes. AMC, Filmsite. Unknown. Web. 29 Dec. 2014. ‹›


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