Saturday Story Prompts [2021.09.25]

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1. She knots the ropes into the spells her grandfather taught her, singing prayers learned at her grandmother’s knee.

2. The helmet filters out incoming sights and sounds, narrowing the world into critical and non-critical elements. War’s messy chaotic churn is simplified and anonymized into something almost peaceful.

3. “You’re wrong,” the dragon says. Not ‘that wasn’t what I meant’, or ‘let me rephrase’, or a thousand more diplomatic statements that might have kept the king from turning interesting shades of red. “Very wrong.”

4. They’ve spent their lives in a cycle of falling in love and breaking up, neither of them strong enough to walk away for good.

5. A chorus of outraged barking cascades down the neighborhood following the loose dogs as they stop to mark every single lawn they can.


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"You're wrong," the dragon says. Not 'that wasn't what I meant', or 'let me rephrase', or a thousand more diplomatic statements that might have kept the king from turning interesting shades of red. "Very wrong." Saturday Story Prompt. September 25, 2021
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  1. Wyrm

    I have a number of your prompt e-books from subscribing to your mailing list. Would it be all right to print out one, or some, (the whole ebook, with the credit pages, of course) of those and tuck them in a Nanowrimo care package for my little sister? It’s not “re-selling as writing prompts” but it is giving them away so I wanted to check whether that’s ok with you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Martha Bechtel

      Yes, please go right ahead! ๐Ÿ˜ As long as you are not charging for it, you can give them away in any format you like. The ebooks are mainly a ‘tip jar’ sort of thing, as they are all free on the blog. I actually have a prompts thread on the NaNo boards where I throw up a few random ones now and then. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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