August 2011
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. She wept mascara.
  2. We passed each other without a word.
  3. He didn’t have much to do, or any place to do it.
  4. Procrastination is the thief of time.
  5. “I hope she’s with a good man.”
  6. Let your favorite artist inform your writing today.
  7. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: number, major, gently, spent, them.
    2. Fill in the blank: “A day that will live in ________.”
    3. Write about Zombie X, where X is something zombies usually aren’t.
  8. All I woke up with was a hangover.
  9. Three times that day she smelled the musk of skunk.
  10. They were twined together in a terrible partnership.
  11. “Love life and live well.”
  12. A pair of sculpted gold hoop earrings on the neck of a wine bottle.
  13. The mood was slowly shifting to cheerfulness.
  14. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: reason, origins, credit, impossible, caution
    2. Fill in the blank: “I am a _____”
    3. Write about choosing among more than two options.
  15. She had a juicy red face.
  16. Inside voices children, inside voices.”
  17. The chaos of goodbye.
  18. Her blouse was the vivid artificial green of Astroturf.
  19. He was no friend, rather a bitter muse.
  20. Write a poem or short story about a dying garden.
  21. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following five words: formation, thump, slowly, inhabit, critters.
    2. Write about something happening in a parallel/dream world.
    3. Use one of the following two phrases: “I’ll buy you a jar of mustard if you’ll be quiet.” Or, “But you guys *said* we were married!”.
  22. “This is my sanctuary.”
  23. Burglary is thrilling.
  24. Kippered herring and saltines kept me alive during my unemployment.
  25. He was harder to get rid of than a summer cold.
  26. There was no destination in that journey with her.
  27. If yesterday had been a fish, I would have thrown it back.
  28. Get today’s Sunday Brunch Prompts at Twitter
    1. Use the following words: certain, liquid, edges, kicked, detail
    2. Use “tone of voice” to describe something that’s silent.
    3. Write about a superpower.
  29. He did not take action, he was a result.
  30. Write about your favorite color as a texture.
  31. He looked like a bulldog with a permanent.
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