September 2009
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Who eats a whole loaf of bread for lunch and why are you wearing that hat?
  2. “What I’m saying is that I don’t know how he’ll react.”
  3. “So you’ve decided to grow a beard.”
  4. A bowl of hard candy (boiled sweets) beside the armchair.
  5. The slip of paper pressed into her palm reads “old flame”
  6. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: share, peace, amazed, loving, better (taken from the Ideal Bowie Lyric)
    2. Write about preparing to go somewhere.
    3. Write about an element (chemical, astrological, D&D, or otherwise)
  7. “Ketchup on a hot dog? You Philistine.”
  8. She knits a scarf to match the mittens in the cardboard box.
  9. Use the following: headset, ignition, strength.
  10. “The first time I did this, I was wearing a cowboy hat and a pair of chaps”
  11. Girls night out versus boys’ night in.
  12. A silent ride home after the game.
  13. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: lazily, paper, metaphor, ladder, spiral.
    2. Write about refusing a request.
    3. Write about an expensive mistake.
  14. Next thing I know, she’s screaming at me in Russian and throwing coffee cups.
  15. Smith comes up with an explanation for the anomaly.
  16. Use the following: pluck. sleep, light.
  17. Use turquoise (color and/or stone) as a symbol.
  18. A month ago, she wouldn’t have given me the time of day and now…
  19. “Talk Like A Pirate Day” — write a pirate story/poem.
  20. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: touch, bullet, newer, himself, bright
    2. Write about something you can do with a ball.
    3. Write about pockets (or Pocky).
  21. A gift wrapped in polka dot paper in the center of the kitchen table.
  22. “He always was a pompous bastard but this is something new”
  23. A giant shrimp on top of a souvenir stand/motel.
  24. “Stop hounding me about your stupid piece of plastic!”
  25. “This salsa is too spicy. Where’s the beer?”
  26. A box of crayons missing the blue one.
  27. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: series, glint, alike, watch, store.
    2. Fill in the blanks: “all ____ and no ______”.
    3. Write about something shocking.
  28. Put your music player on shuffle and write based on lyrics of the third song.
  29. “In an effort to salvage his dignity, I’ve decided to raffle him off.”
  30. A police costume, a banana and a bungee cord shoved in a brown paper bag.
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