January 2008
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. The front doors of the church were open.
  2. Palm-dotted streets of the city spread out below us in the sunshine.
  3. He looks like a blimp after all the air has gone out of it.
  4. The alley where the sanitation service picked up the garbage.
  5. A rust-eaten muffler roaring against the asphalt.
  6. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: older, last, tried, called, darkness.
    2. Write about desperately needing something.
    3. Write about meeting a long-lost acquaintance or relative.
  7. His massive legs were as white and hairless as a baby’s.
  8. My cousin was the maid.
  9. Dry lightning at night and the rumble of distant thunder.
  10. Her hair was currently purple/green.
  11. Sepia tinted light in the trees.
  12. My wife is a sick person.
  13. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: smell, comfort, volcanic, ceiling, hand.
    2. Write about being chilly.
    3. Describe something (or someone) using the phrase “a piece of _____.”
  14. It was a beautiful night.
  15. The pistol shot hit him high in the chest.
  16. One spring night he saw her car stop on the road…
  17. The sky was black and veined with lightning.
  18. There are three options.
  19. She knew no one cared about her.
  20. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: exactly, mistaken, quicker, booted, spot.
    2. Write about accidentally doing something good.
    3. Fill in the blank: “I never thought you’d be the one to _______.”
  21. He tried to be polite, I felt sorry for him.
  22. It was too late.
  23. Start a new life, buckaroo.
  24. This block party is over.
  25. His twinkling earring annoyed her.
  26. It’s not an offer, it’s a demand.
  27. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: fence, shoulder, complex, whole, temporary.
    2. Write about a piece of furniture.
    3. Fill in the blanks: “It was ________, and it definitely wasn’t _______.” (change pronouns as needed).
  28. She walked through ground fog that welled out of the ditches.
  29. A romantic, futuristic mystery.
  30. A spiral of revenge and murder.
  31. He was a simple man, but I admired his humanity.
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