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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Writing Wednesday | Prompt 58

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Big news people! The Broken Curse has been released and it's release party/ free days have been AWESOME. We hit high on the mythology chart and got onto the fantasy and fairytales. I couldn't be happier with the amazing turnout and support from you all. So, a HUGE THANK YOU!

In other news... IT'S SNOWING in the Northeast. I'm at work, but I can't wait to get home and snuggle in bed, or play video games, or just watch a movie. I just bought How To Train Your Dragon 2. Anyone see it yet? 
But first, LET'S WRITE.

Prompt Fifty-Eight- Word Search
Okay. So it's not a fun word search, but I'm giving you a few words and you have to create a short story using them. Here's the words: college student, crumpled paper, laptop, train. Go!

My response...

A strand of yellow hair fell in front of her face. She blew with her lip pouted out, refusing to tear her eyes away from her piece of paper. She had this amazing idea as she sat on the train. Girl meets boy, boy falls in love with girl, girl runs for unknown reasons, they make up and live happy ever after. The original idea was cliche, but she trusted in her skills to make it unique. 

Hannah Capeman. Undercover detective by night, ballerina by day.
Margaret Atwater. Snarky stripper, med student.

She groaned at how dumb her ideas were sounding. She tore the piece of paper from the notebook and crumpled it in her palm. She stared at the balled up piece of paper in her hand and then threw it on the metallic looking floor of the train. 

She looked up and her eyes caught with a man two seats in front of her, his seat facing the back, while hers was facing the front. They were light blue, almost gray with a slight squint to them that made her feel like she was being studied. 

She averted her eyes south and rummaged through her duffle bag to find her laptop. She pulled it out and started going through her word documents, looking for a story she began not more than two weeks ago.

The man in the story had a striking resemblance to the man on the train. She had pinned a bunch of pictures to her make shift story board, trying to visualize the next man in her series of romance novels. As she flipped through, she snuck glances at the man in front of her.

He looked up from his large newspaper and grinned at her. She quirked her head to the side, unsure of why he was being so friendly. Most people on the train kept to themselves. Most were commuters, or everyday travelers. She recognized many faces since she too was an everyday rider.

"Do I know you?" she asked. It was quiet except her voice so it carried. 

"No." She felt a strange sigh of relief resonate within her. "But I know you."

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Write your response in the comments below! Or just tell me what you think of the prompt!

Don't like this prompt? Want to do another? Check out some of my other prompts....

Prompt 57- Dialogue 2.0
Prompt 56- Oracle's Den
Prompt 55- First Line Re-Write
Prompt 54- Dialogue
Prompt 53- No Sight
Prompt 52- Myth Retold
Prompt 51- Setting
Prompt 50- Picnic Gone Wrong
Prompt 49- Character Risks
Prompt 48- POV Switch
Prompt 47- First Days
Prompt 46- Photo Booth
Prompt 45- Yearbook
Prompt 44- Fairytale Re-imagined
Prompt 43- Sugar Deficit
Prompt 42- 3 Word Challenge
Prompt 41- Shore Fumed
Prompt 40- Phone Message
Prompt 39- Enemy
Prompt 38- Not The Marrying Kind
Prompt 37- Living Heart
Prompt 36- Computer Attack
Prompt 35- Ruby Angel
Prompt 34- Fired Girl
Prompt 33- Lights Out
Prompt 32- Risk
Prompt 31- Snow White
Prompt 30- Mystery Novel
Prompt 29- Break Up Letter
Prompt 28- Not Really Human
Prompt 27- Drill Time
Prompt 26- Old Flame
Prompt 25- Greedy Roommate
Prompt 24- Hockey Injury
Prompt 23- 10 Year Old Letter
Prompt 22- Two Minute Thinker
Prompt 21- Truth Telling
Prompt 20- New Years
Prompt 19- Alone for 7 Days
Prompt 18- Christmas Miracle
Prompt 17- Square One
Prompt 16- Stolen Lights
Prompt 15- Strange Reporting
Prompt 14- Thanksgiving
Prompt 13- Three Minute Free Write
Prompt 12- The Mind
Prompt 11- ABCs
Prompt 10- Mysterious Request
Prompt 9- Why Did You Do It?
Prompt 8- Dream Turned Reality
Prompt 7- Fortune Teller
Prompt 6- Ride Home
Prompt 5- Turned The Key
Prompt 4- Doug
Prompt 3- Nothing To Say
Prompt 2- Skydiving
Prompt 1- What's A Prompt?


  1. Aargh! Why must you leave your Writing Wednesdays on cliffhangers? I want more!
    Eve @

    1. I like to do that. Sometimes I revisit these and write a full novel! It's so fun.


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