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Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #51

We are coming up on a year of writing prompts--isn't it amazing what a passing fancy of an idea can produce if you set your mind to it? Plans are afoot to compile the entire year of them into a book–that's a little project for August, before I take off for Europe.

But in the meantime, I'm wondering what to do next: keep going with the prompt a day/weekly round-up? Or try something new.  Ponder, ponder, ponder.  

Anyway, here you go:

#350 The worst day of your life.

#351  What’s your alibi?

#352  Every step was painful, but still he walked, on and on.  He had to, because ______.

#353  Write a scene featuring your protagonist arguing with another character about something he doesn’t want to do but knows he must.

#354  She watched the sun rise through the trees, lighting first the leaves, then everything around it.  Usually the sunrise made her feel happy and hopeful, but not today. 

#355  Write a story about a character who either forgets an important birthday or anniversary, or whose birthday or anniversary is forgotten.

#356  Write a scene with your character at her closet, trying to decide what to wear to a party.  

 There you go–have at it! And please weigh in on whether I should continue with the daily/weekly prompts or do something else.   


0 thoughts on “Inventive Writing Prompt Round-up #51

  1. J.D.

    #355 No point in attempting this. This story was done so well by John Hughes in the movie, Sixteen Candles, the first of his 1980s trilogy. Everything we need to know about life is in those movies, those people, and what has happened since then. Okay . . . maybe not everything. Like the secret as to why we change so little over time. We are all still in high school. Stupid, isn’t it. John Hughes is dead. Molly Ringwald had, eh, changed a bit. Michael Schoeffling is building furniture. Maybe he knew the secret after all. I only have a smattering of understanding. I know the kids I thought of as gods and goddesses had issues of their own. I don’t need some stupid movie to teach me that. It’s just that even after all this time, I’m still not totally sure it’s true.

  2. Charlotte Dixon

    I have always been of the belief that the really popular kids in high school flamed out early and the rest of us rose to the top over the years.  I'm not so sure about myself, but I know you have.  I'd forgotten about that movie, though I saw the last half of it on TV while mindlessly flipping through channels a year or so ago.

  3. J.D.

    You should read about it. John Hughes was well respected because of those movies. I have movies but I admire genius. You have to pay attention, but if you pay attention, the subtleties between Sixteen Candles and Animal House make a world of difference.

  4. J.D.

    That’s not suppose to be have, it should be hate lol.

  5. Charlotte Dixon

    I will!

  6. Dyoung

    It’s a reminder that happens every five years. And I absolutely love it. Yes. Those kids peak early. Us late bloomers enjoy a progressive incline in life as time goes on. I totally agree!

  7. Charlotte Dixon

    I am a proud late bloomer!

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