I’m trying out something new here, writing prompts that are basically a set of the first few random things that came out of my head as I looked at the screen.
This exercise in turn was prompted by InMon whose writing prompts I’ve used to inform/incorporate into my short stories here from time to time and this is a nice little reversal. But I’ll just quote them instead of explaining it:
This month’s InMon assignment (and I don’t know if we’ll continue this, but let’s see where it goes), is to make our own lists. Reach back and find the things that frightened and fascinated us as children. Moments we loved and hated. Things that shocked us, stayed with us. Books and cartoons we were obsessed with, and were embarrassed to be obsessed with. We’ll keep each item as simple, short and evocative as the phrases above.
Post your list on your blog at the end of the month, and please leave me a link in the comments of this post. I’ll be trying the exercise along with you. Perhaps each list will only mean something to the person who created it. But I’m curious to see if the same words are evocative for the rest of us, maybe for different reasons.
The following month, we’ll each choose prompts from our own lists and write something. I’ll hash out the details as we get to them.
And so without any further to-do or faffing around, here’s my list of randomness! If you happen to have stumbled through here and any of them strikes a chord that inspires a flash-fiction piece, a poem, a short story, a limerick or a joke even – feel free to go right ahead and write it and share a link here if you do.
Dork side of the moon
Fragile eggshell mind
Ghosts in the machine
Curious to see where this little exercise goes over at InMon but I’m definitely looking forward to picking one of the above at random in the near future and throwing out a short story or two in the process! 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and cheers as always!