August 2009
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Overhearing someone give their credit card number on their cell phone.
  2. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: shoulder, theater, actual, bound, other.
    2. Use a piece of jargon or specialized vocabulary.
    3. Write about catching a wave.
  3. What would be the best way to get rid of a dead body?
  4. The sparring of hummingbirds at a feeder.
  5. He had no confidence in his ability to parallel park.
  6. The primaeval drumbeat of tree frogs on a summer night.
  7. Share a cooking story and recipe with a friend.
  8. Include a gargoyle in a short story or poem.
  9. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: visit, look, afternoon, entirely, inside
    2. Write about the hunter becoming the hunted.
    3. Write about counting something (or something that doesn’t count).
  10. She collected sock monkeys.
  11. Describe your most treasured possession.
  12. A sidewalk cafe on a Sunday afternoon.
  13. A family visits the Museum of Discovery. What did they discover?
  14. A bald man with a chest length beard.
  15. Her sadness was palpable.
  16. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: quietly, beside, buttons, penumbra, whole.
    2. Write about a name, date, or place that reminds you (or a character) of a particular event.
    3. Write about a character changing his or her mind about something important.
  17. What place is you m/c most comfortable in?
  18. A couple not speaking because they don’t want to argue.
  19. The haunting sound of a distant church carillon.
  20. This is where I come to find sanity.
  21. His nightmares grew in frequency.
  22. Describe the most beautiful sound you ever heard.
  23. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: looking, reason, weather, trying, mostly (bonus word: drive)
    2. Use the phrase “I will regret this.”
    3. Write about refusing something that you want.
  24. Write about a romantic evening.
  25. The moonglow over a cypress swamp.
  26. “Your behavior is unacceptable.”
  27. She knew her husband was dying.
  28. The guitar player’s smile made my heart leap.
  29. He owned multiple homes.
  30. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: quick, streaming, could, building, thick
    2. Write about an involuntary reflex.
    3. Write about something that is either the best or the worst.
  31. Rainstorms make me horny.
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