August 2010
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: trousers, across, tumbling, before, lying.
    2. Write about containers.
    3. Write about something that seemed too good to be true, and was.
  2. A cat drifting off into a ball of sleep.
  3. “I have learned that most men who have Zipppo lighters have been around.”
  4. She summoned a silent prayer.
  5. He was not handsome in the conventional sense.
  6. “Do you taste as good as you look?”
  7. The smell of cut grass drifted throught the window.
  8. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: quirky, outside, bouncing, minds, watch
    2. Fill in the blank: “Hell hath no fury like _______”
    3. Write about answering a question with another question (or the same question).
  9. Write about your version of what Pandora’s Box contained.
  10. It was sad to see his Yamaha motorcycle encased in cobwebs.
  11. An orange cat, an empty Miller Lite can and a broom.
  12. Fast cars and slow sex. She was thrilling.
  13. Write a review of your favorite restaurant. Send it to a local free press.
  14. Her art projects never turned out well, but she had fun.
  15. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: every, long, puff, landing, disappeared.
    2. Overheard in a pet shop check-out line: “Do you want the bowl? Or just the fish?” Fill in the blanks: “Do you want the ${container}? Or just the ${item}?”
    3. Write about someone admitting to a lie.
  16. The juniper berries we so thick and lush, I wanted gin.
  17. Harbor lights as day fades into night.
  18. A paint peeled Adirondack chair under a cedar tree.
  19. Sometimes, when he dances I’m reminded of a whooping crane.
  20. The tool shed looked abandoned and abused.
  21. Which would you prefer, plain or variegated philodendron?
  22. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: voice, fluttering, question, coldest, appealing
    2. Write about the similarities between two or more things.
    3. Fill in the blank: “_____ never existed.”
  23. Your m/c makes art from old 33rpm records.
  24. “I am easily confused, explain that to me again.”
  25. She wanted to talk with someone. Anyone.
  26. Sparrows battling over a spilled french fry bag.
  27. Take the challenge. Shop locally for a week and write about it.
  28. Write a thank-you note to a store where you felt welcomed.
  29. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises
    1. Use the following words: bored, useless, together, little, stars.
    2. Write about receiving a short message.
    3. Write about something that seems a bit too familiar.
  30. Why are squirrels so unsure when crossing the road?
  31. The windows were draped with antique hand crocheted table cloths.
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