Five Full Years of Saturday Story Prompts!

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With the retirement of the monthly Prompt books come Jan 1st, I’m busy working on other things to put into my Smashwords store.

The biggest so far is an eBook that covers all five years of the regularly posted Saturday Story Prompts. I’m putting in the time and money to get it proofread and find it a good cover, because I’m pretty darned proud of making it to five years. In the downtime while I get both of those done, I’m having a blast playing around with the metrics!

There are 1,305 prompts total with 483 different first words. The most commonly used first word was The at 195, which I’m sure comes as no great surprise to anyone but me. 😉

There are only 44 prompts that directly mention a dragon and 12 that mention a planet, which makes my overtly fantasy and science fiction muses sad. (There are 38 magics and 28 spaces, but still.)

The weather muses are content with 52 suns, 46 rains, 10 fogs, 15 snows, and 28 clouds. But there are only 16 moons and to 41 nights, so we’re running a bit short on satellites.

There is only 1 wolf and 8 wolves, but there are 31 dogs and a whopping 75 cats! Apparently I’m more prepared for the Revenge, Regret, and Kittens book that I thought…

To round out the POVs, there are 24 He/He’s/He’d to 36 She/She’s/She’d, but a whopping 60 I/I’d/I’ll/I’m/I’ve. Apparently first person is alive an well in my head.

All The King’s Prompts

For fun I’ve included the list of first words below in case anyone wants to use them as a prompt list. This weekend I’m playing a game of writing prompts that don’t start with them for next year!

A
Acceptable
Actors
After
Agility
Ah
Alcohol
Alice
Aliens
All
Almost
Always
Ambulances
Ambush
Ambushes
And
Angels
Animals
Anna
Another
Any
Anyone
Anything
Appearances
Archers
Are
Army
Artists
Asymmetric
At
Banishing
Beaches
Because
Before
Behind
Being
Bert
Best
Better
Black
Blue
Books
Breaking
Bright
Building
Built
But
By
Calculating
Can
Can’t
Caravans
Caring
Carpet
Cars
Cartoons
Castles
Cats
Cavalry
Cell
Chess
Children
Circuses
Clean
Clouds
Cold
Colony
Colorful
Colors
Come
Company
Compression
Computers
Cooking
Could-have-beens
Couldn’t
Counting
Crossing
Curled
Cursing
Dancing
Day
Deacon
Deadlines
Death
Deep
Deer
Dehydration
Delays
Demons
Desk
Developing
Did
Diplomacy
Direct
Distance
Dogs
Dolphins
Don’t
Dragons
Dream
Drip.
During
Dyeing
Dying
Easy
Eating
Eggplant
Emails
Empathic
Even
Evening
Ever
Every
Everyday
Everyone
Everything
Faith
Fake
Falling
Fantasy
Fences
Feng
Feral
Finding
Fire
First
Fish
Fishing
Five
Flags
Flames
Flight
Flowering
Flowers
Food
Footsteps
For
Four
Frogs
Frozen
Gadgets
Geese
George
Get
Getting
Ghosts
Gifts
Give
Go
Going
Good
Gossip
Gray
Greatness
Growing
Hair
Half
Half-formed
Hamlets
Hand
Handmade
Happy
Hark
Harsh
Hatching
Have
He
Hearts
Heaven
He’d
Height
Help
Her
Herd
He’s
Hey
His
Holidays
Home
Horses
Hot
How
Hundreds
I
Ice
I’d
If
I’ll
I’m
I’ve
Imagination
Immortal
Immortals
In
Insanity
Insects
Iron
It
It’s
Its
January
Juggling
Just
Justice
Justified
Justifying
Keeping
Killing
Kindness
Kings
Kites
Kiwis
Knickknack
Knights
Knives
Language
Last
Laundry
Learning
Legends
Let
Lies
Life
Light
Lions
Living
Look
Looking
Losing
Madeline’s
Magic
Magnetic
Making
Marshmallows
Massive
Memories
Mists
Mobility
Money
Months
More
Morning
Mortals
Most
Murder
Must
My
Names
Nanniebots
Never
Neverland
New
News
Nicknames
Night
Nine
No
None
Normal
Normally
Not
Nothing
Now
Nowhere
Nuances
Oceans
Oddly
Old
On
Once
One
Only
Open
Orbits
Other
Our
Out
Over
Overly
Painting
Parallel
Pardon
Parents
Parrots
Paying
Peace
Pen
People
Photographs
Planning
Plans
Pocketknives
Poetry
Pollution
Poor
Pop
Porters
Power
Practical
Practice
Preaching
Princes
Puppy
Push
Qualitative
Quarter
Queens
Quests
Quiet
Quotas
Rabbits
Rain
Raindrops
Raw
Real
Real-life
Rebuilding
Regret
Relax
Remembering
Rest
Restaurants
Riding
Right
Robbing
Robots
Rockrats
Rocky
Rotten
Rough
Rule
Running
Sadly
Safety
Sandy
Satellites
Scared
Scars
School
Second
Seeing
Seven
Shadows
Shards
Sharks
She
She’d
She’s
Shifters
Shipboard
Ships
Shots
Silence
Silences
Simplify
Sit
Six
Sixteen
Sky
Slaying
Sleight
Slivers
Smoke
Snipsnap
Snow
Snowballs
So
Soft
Soil
Some
Someday
Someone
Something
Sometimes
Somewhere
Songs
Space
Spaceships
Speak
Speech
Spices
Spiders
Sports
Springtime
Spying
Staying
Step
Stop
Success
Summer
Sundown
Sunrise
Sunshine
Sure
Tab
Teaching
Technology
Telepathy
That
That’s
The
Their
There
There’s
These
They
They’d
They’re
They’ve
Things
Think
This
Thrift
Through
Thunder
Thunderheads
Time
Tiny
To
Tomorrow
Top
Tornados
Transporters
Trash
Travel
Trees
Turning
Turns
Twins
Two
Understanding
Universal
Universes
Unless
Unplugging
Upon
Uranium
Vacant
Valentines
Vampires
Venom
Very
Victory
Vines
Violence
Virtual
Volcano
Waiting
Watching
Water
Wavelengths
We
Weather
Well
Were
Werecats
Werewolves
What
What-ifs
When
Where
Who
Why
Wine
Winter
Wishes
Wishing
With
Without
Wolves
Work
Years
Yesterday
Yin
You
Your
Youth
Zany
Zebras
Zero
Zero-sum
Ziggurats
Zoos
Zygomatic

Martha Bechtel

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