December 2009
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. A misspoken compliment
  2. A circle of friends in school yard.
  3. She poured a bunch of M&M’s in my champagne.
  4. The lively pop of a beer can opening.
  5. The lamp cast a dim yellow background to their argument.
  6. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: boost, strength, would, tailed, dangerous.
    2. Write about two people talking, but not to each other.
    3. Write about deciding what to work on first.
  7. A soapstone ashtray
  8. Why did she always smile when hearing the word moon?
  9. A thrift store find.
  10. The soft hum of a freezer defrosting.
  11. No, Clown’s don’t scare me, water does.
  12. Draw a picture of your favorite childhood space before writing today.
  13. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: created, wheel, numb, photo, shoved
    2. Write about a detail that changes everything.
    3. Write about leaving something up to chance.
  14. Describe an architectural anomaly in your town.
  15. A street mime looking like Michael Jackson.
  16. The tenacity of oak leaves in autumn.
  17. She only wore shawls from Dubai
  18. They talked about fashion for an hour and a half.
  19. He made a fool of himself at the launch party.
  20. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: wondering, anybody, biting, taste, shingles.
    2. Write about a window.
    3. Write about forgetfulness.
  21. A hat pin collection.
  22. My spine shivered at the menace in his voice.
  23. He smashed the birthday cake in drunken anger.
  24. The snowflakes felt like kisses on her hair and nose.
  25. Why do cultures create myths?
  26. Can you peel an apple in one continuous strip?
  27. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: word, stationary, someone, whatever, faded.
    2. “If this was so, the decrepit state of the interior spoke badly of the state of the new mathematics” (use or abuse the previous quote, selected more or less at random from Logicomix)
    3. Write about a coincidence that isn’t really a coincidence.
  28. Tell a true story of an email mistake.
  29. Cleaning up after a dragon fight.
  30. The smell of rotting leaves.
  31. Happy New Year eve! Resolve to have fun with writing in 2010.
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