Thank you, San Francisco Writers’ Grotto for the writing prompt and to my friend, Jane, for the inspiration. Write a story in which each sentence will begin with a different letter of the alphabet, beginning with the letter A, and moving sequentially, i.e., B, C, D, and so forth. A single Cheeto lay on the stoop in front of my front door. Baffling and profoundly … Continue reading Middle of the Night Writing Exercise.
San Francisco Writer’s Grotto, 642 Things to Write About strikes again. I peruse this book from time to time, especially as a way to put off domestic chores. When something strikes me as interesting, I take up the challenge. Today’s prompt: You wake up by the side of the road lying next to a bicycle, with no memory and no wallet. What happens in the … Continue reading Schrödinger’s Cat
Write about: A taste that excites you and the moment you first encountered it. I came across this writing prompt in 642 Things to Write About and stopped on it because I do have a recollection. That surprised me. I hadn’t ever considered my experience as something profound, but when the prompt came, the memory flooded back. I was at a friend’s house, sitting on … Continue reading Favorite Food Memory
Writing Prompt from 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto Hmmm. Two dollars isn’t a lot of money, unless….we go to the Google machine and go back in time. Let’s figure out what it would have been worth in the past! (Just for fun) Turns out, it wasn’t that fun. Various sites claim that in 1913 a dollar would be the … Continue reading Two Dollars Isn’t a Lot of Money, Unless…
Writing Prompt. Let’s go. The first thing that comes to mind would be my body, but that may be cheating. Even though I adore cheating, I’ll try to think of an actual item. Something solid. We have a few antiques, passed down to me from previous generations. But then, that seems obvious – a bit off the mark for the task, too. Hmm. Something that … Continue reading The Oldest Item in Your Possession
Thank you, San Francisco Writer’s Grotto, for the writing prompt – I think. Knock Knock Who’s there? Shut the hell up. Shut the hell up who? Shut the hell up. OMG, I just realized how hard it is to write a knock knock joke. But, you know, my first attempt does have attitude. I like it, but let me try again. I think you should … Continue reading Write a Knock Knock Joke Then Use It in a Story
Don’t be nervous…. Jeez. The title is a prompt from a book, 642 Things to Write About by the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto. It’s an awful catchy title. It certainly grabs your attention! The point of these fun prompts is to get you writing. So let me begin. The first time I killed a man I had few regrets. Sitting in a smoke-filled bar, I … Continue reading The First Time I Killed a Man
Writing Prompt, San Francisco Writer’s Grotto Pop-tarts, honey, raisins. I drove into the neighborhood feeling lighthearted as I watched my puppy in the driver’s side mirror. She’d recently begun to feel safe in the car-car and was hanging her head out the window, ears blowing back as the summer breeze caught her. She sniffed the air, absorbing all the smells in our neighborhood. She knew … Continue reading Open Your Kitchen Cabinet. Write a scene incorporating the first three things you see.