Five Writing Prompts for the coming week 11/16/13

  1. A Modern Tale of Dorian Grey
    Browsing in an antique store you come across a decades old photograph that is unmistakably your spouse at the same age as he/she is now.
  2.  Life after Death
    A very close friend dies, you help his/her family make final arrangements, attend the open-casket viewing and are a pallbearer at the funeral.  Years later, while traveling, you accidently bump into him/her as they are leaving a coffee shop.
  3. A Void to Avoid
    Renovating an Antebellum house, you find a wall in the basement is three feet from where it logically should be.  Breaking through the wall you find…?
  4. Lunch with the Monks
    In an urban neighborhood store you are moved to perform act of charity by paying the grocery bill of a disheveled old woman who was obviously having trouble paying for her food.  Upon leaving you are greeted by a monk in a Coptic habit who takes you to lunch at his monastery as a reward for your generosity.  You return the next day to find that the monastery has been replaced by a long deserted factory building.
  5. Fixing Me
    By a paranormal event (genie, witch, divine intervention, whatever) you are given the opportunity to travel into YOUR past and change only ONE thing.  (This does not have to be autobiographical.)
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I promote and encourage the advancement and education of writers everywhere. I dream of a society that once again incorporated literature into the acculturation of their children, replacing the empty calories of 22 minute sitcoms and mindless reality TV. But first we write, then prod them to read, and finally hope for the best. Read more at

7 thoughts on “Five Writing Prompts for the coming week 11/16/13

    • The idea of a prompt is to inspire (or prompt) your creative imagination. Read it as a story idea, but only the germ, or beginning. Ask yourself, “What is the rest of this story?” Then write it. They do NOT have to be taken literally as written, they may inspire a different but related idea. See the three stories under Comparative Interpretations to see how one prompt inspired three different writers in very different ways.

    • Yes we do, subject of course to editorial approval, this is a site by and for writer. We are interested in submissions of any type, not only stories, excerpts, poetry, etc, but also advice, inspirational, and instructional pieces. Plus we are putting the finishing touches on a unique new feature where ideas, discussions, and debates can be interacted with by everyone in a thread like format.

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