May 2011
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: break, water, left, pause, burned
    2. Write about a near miss.
    3. Use the phrase “just the beginning.”
  2. “I’ll have a Coke with no ice and two straws.”
  3. Use in a story/poem: laugh, scoop, thrust.
  4. Setting: an urban ghost town’s underground tunnels.
  5. Work with this as character flaw: temperance.
  6. Pink stretch pants and a cup of cold coffee.
  7. Write a modern fairy tale or rewrite a classic for today.
  8. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: bench, drifted, across, weight, shovel.
    2. Write about borrowing or lending something of significant value.
    3. Use the phrase “an abomination would be better.”
  9. “If you don’t housebreak that dog, I’m selling it.”
  10. Use in a story/poem: display, feather, luminescence.
  11. Setting: the interior of a ship.
  12. Work with this as character flaw: patience.
  13. Three children sneak out of a first floor window.
  14. Begin to write a monologue or one-act play.
  15. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: maple, thick, undulating, smell, seemed.
    2. Write about interrupting someone who’s busy.
    3. Use the phrase “I forgot to say it was a dog.”
  16. “We’ll need flashlights, bungee cords, and a tarp.”
  17. Use in a story/poem: discipline, mouth, interest.
  18. Setting: an idyllic park in a college town.
  19. Work with this as character flaw: photo-perfect memory.
  20. Cheating on an unwritten test.
  21. Find a story fragment and rewrite or continue it.
  22. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: survival, destiny, portion, right, spirit.
    2. Write about planting corn.
    3. Use an impossible metaphor, such as “it tastes blue, only rounder.”
  23. “His money’s so old, it comes in colors.”
  24. Use in a story/poem: drink, quench, violet.
  25. Setting: the bedroom of a ten year old redheaded boy.
  26. Work with this as character flaw: compulsion to be honest.
  27. Opened boxes on a porch as a light rain falls.
  28. Base a story/poem on one of today’s most popular tweets.
  29. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: mixing, bottle, trench, glazed, slowly.
    2. Use the phrase “part of me wanted him to be right” (with apologies to @postsecret).
    3. Write about birdsong.
  30. “She’ll never remember, no matter what method you try.”
  31. Use in a story/poem: cusp, explosion, verify.
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