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GA Writing Prompts
Write a scene involving at least one character, but without referring to that character by name.
Write something which contains these five words: Shirt, box, sky, green, earth.
Tell us a story, any story you like, but do it like Dr. Seuss and all in rhyme.
The winter time arrived as it always did, so for the next two years the world would be covered in feet of snow while we lived below ground.
It finally arrived, the day I had been dreading. I don't think anyone can really prepare for it but now it is here. Time to face the facts and just get deal with it all.
Addressing the theme, although not exactly fitting the prompt.
Welcome to Utopia. Here everything on the surface seems wonderful and life is perfect. At least it was until you discovered the truth about how this world is kept running. What is the awful truth? What will revealing it to the rest of Utopia mean?
Welcome to "Everything Old". It is a special kind of shop and everyone seems to remember it being here in town forever. It has a new owner, you. Good luck.
In a story use the following words: card, red shoes, young girl, freezing rain, and puppy.
A twist on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale ‘The Red Shoes’ (http://www.andersen.sdu.dk/vaerk/hersholt/TheRedShoes_e.html) with a different ending.
We have the embodiments of ideas around us. We see Death as The Grim Reaper, Justice as a blind woman, the world of dreams is watched over by the Sandman. Take one of these or create one of your own and write a short from their point of view.
Use the following words in a short story: obituary, ice cream, red dress, fish, and apartment.
Cue – Creating Evil
No one is just evil. They work from their own point of view. Your job is to create an "evil character" but you have to explain why they are that way. What happened to turn them into the person they are and why do they find that "evil" lifestyle so appealing?
Excerpt from my story Aglanthol 3. Ogol is the villain. Thought it was fitting the prompt.
List of words to be used in a short story: A blue shirt, a red rose, an older woman, a kitten, a flat tire, a card.
Cue – Myths and Legends
No matter what part of the world you are from there are myths and legends associated with it. Your task is to take one of these creatures from your part of the world and create something new.
A poem based on Erlkönig by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (English translation: Erlking by Okla Elliott) [http://www.percontra.net/17elliot.htm] and with a twist ending.
Poetry. Choose from your favorite season, favorite holiday, or your favorite person. Length is up to you, but it must be long enough to give us a sense of why this is your favorite.
You have been having a nice walk with your dog along the beach when your dog suddenly begins barking and tugging you toward pier. Deciding it is still a move back toward your car you allow the dog to lead you under the pier. As you do you see something you never wanted to see. What is the mystery under the pier?
First Line: "What is that smell?"
Use the following words in a story: fog, bus, newspaper, coffee roll, and toilet paper.
Use the following words in story: Red hand print, shattered vase, new car, fifteen year old boy, and a spider.
Life is created by the elements around us from the elements found on the periodic table. That is challenged when a meteorite strikes the earth near the farm lands. Life is changing due this fragment. What will these new elements mean to mankind?
Use the following words in a story: recipe book, clothing store, vintage car, pink box, and a tiger.
The news has announced that the age old legend about dragons is no legend. The skeleton of a massive dragon has been found in the hills not far from your home. The thing is you knew it was no legend. In fact you are guarding the last egg of this race. What do you do now?
You’ve seen the movies where scientists screw up and try to bring back something that was extinct and cause all sorts of trouble. Well evidently they didn’t and decided they would try with something that couldn’t possibly be problematic. What did the scientists bring back into existence?
A terrible storm has just blown through the life of your main character. What sort of storm was it? What did it alter? Remember don't always take things literally.
Use the following words in a story – pillow, evergreen tree, rabbit, storm cloud, and fishing rod.
LOTR Fanfiction. First published in 2003 under my previous pen name. Adapted to the GA prompt in 2013.
Create your own mystery story. The only thing that must be included is the clue, which is a blood red ruby.
Write a scene (of whatever length you feel appropriate) that conveys a range of emotions, but without explicitly mentioning the emotions.
Use the following words in a story – plane ticket, watch, broken shoe, flash light, nude statue