September 2006
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Snow fell in small, harsh flakes.
  2. Her eyes lit with ancient dread.
  3. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: cheat, buttonhole, flame, volatile, comfort.
    2. Write about fear.
    3. Write about having too much of something.
  4. They gathered in shocked sympathy.
  5. The wind folding the grass in waves.
  6. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  7. Those things happen in the middle of the night.
  8. She twirled her pearl earring between thumb and finger.
  9. “Why the hell shouldn’t I run away with the circus?”
  10. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: novelty, aerie, across, vividness, era.
    2. Use the phrase, “that’s the way I like it.”
    3. Write about a ritual.
  11. She did not care for hats.
  12. Headlights speared into the gloom.
  13. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  14. Dazed and screaming in the bright morning sunlight.
  15. He walked with a sense of purpose.
  16. How could she hope?
  17. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: much, world, continued, would, trying.
    2. Use the phrase “I’ve become my mother”.
    3. Write about it being the season for something.
  18. Thick copper-colored hair waved across her shoulders.
  19. The darkness felt malignant.
  20. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  21. A half candle, melted onto a chipped saucer.
  22. Have fun, enter the Three Cheers and a Tiger Contest.
  23. Have faith, you can finish that short story in time!
  24. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: round, summers, little, impatiently, door.
    2. Write about getting from one place to another.
    3. Use the phrase “that was never intended” (or some variation thereof).
  25. The breeze rustled the sea oats on the dunes.
  26. She slid a red fingernail across the delicate white skin of her throat.
  27. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  28. Bags of trash piled like hedges along the curbs.
  29. “Marriage is impossible.”
  30. This is what I do when I see beauty.
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