Writing Prompt #56: On the Rooftop

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Image by © Aaron Kohr – Fotolia.com

Author confession time.

I’m not crazy about heights. This sort of view would  freak me the hell out. Just looking at this image makes me uncomfortable.

This week I’m offering up my acrophobia for your writing pleasure.

Come up with a tale or poem about this view…what is going on here? A jumper? Lovers enjoying a balcony scene a la Romeo and Juliet? It’s up to you.

Happy writing!

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Writing Prompt #55: What Are You Lookin’ At?

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© Benji87 – Fotolia.com

“Yeah, you just aim them peepers somewhere’s else, bub. That’s it, keep walkin.’ Nuttin’ to see here. Oh hey, you gots food? Hey, come back here, I’m talkin’ to ya’s!”

Your job this week is to write a story, poem, whatever you like about this inquisitive-looking seagull.

As always, if you do come up with something inspired by this prompt (and I hope you do) and you post it on your blog, please come back and let me know. I’d love to read it!

Happy writing!

Writing Prompt #54: Gnarly Old Tree

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© Claire Glazebrook – Fotolia.com

Here’s a pic of a tree with gnarly, twisted roots. I love old trees like this. They make me think that colonies of wood elves or fairies could be living hidden within the tangled roots or under the tree, just beneath the surface.

What images does it conjure for you?

Write a story or poem about this gnarly old tree. If you post it on your website, please come back and let me know…I’d love to read what you come up with.

Happy writing!

Writing Prompt #53: The Vulture

Here’s a new writing prompt (’bout damn time, I know). It’s a creepy photo of a vulture. Aw, isn’t the carrion eater so cute? Your job is to write his poem/story. Be sure and let me know if you come up with something. I’d love to read it. 🙂

Happy writing!

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© Pali A – Fotolia.com

Oh, and a couple years ago I wrote a micro-fiction story about vultures. You can read it here: Slim Pickings.

Writing Prompt #52: Mime, with Knife

Mimes.

What the hell is the point of them, anyway?

Maybe it’s murder.

Here’s a pic of a psychotic-looking, punk-style mime holding a butcher knife. I think that is one mime show I’d want to miss.

If you write a super scary Halloween story featuring this knife-wielding mime, be sure to come back here and leave me a link. I’d love to read what you come up with.

Happy writing!

Image courtesy of Dreamstime.

Writing Prompt #51: I Want My Mummy!

It’s almost time for Halloween.

So my next couple of writing prompts will be horror themed.

Here’s a mummy that looks like it’s screaming.

Write the story.

If you post a story based on this image to your website, please come back and leave me a link in the comments section. I’d love to read what you come up with.

Image courtesy of Neil Lockhart.