May 2007
Daily Writing Prompts

A Pen In Each Hand

  1. Membership in a self-congratulatory civic club.
  2. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  3. Then I remembered…
  4. It’s not a job people line up for.
  5. A wet, red dust hung in the air.
  6. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: decorative, recipient, third, hands, narrow.
    2. Fill in the blank: “There’s no such thing as ________ anymore.”
    3. Describe someone or something by listing the things he/she/it is not.
  7. The glare of sunlight struck her face like a slap.
  8. Sidewalks crackled by tree roots.
  9. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  10. He was an older man by seventeen years.
  11. The unbearable tension he could create.
  12. She loved the word morphology.
  13. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: once, broke, walking, might, fellow.
    2. Write about something (or someone) that’s in great demand.
    3. Write about running out of time.
  14. Narrow paintless houses, in rows like bad teeth.
  15. The apartment was empty.
  16. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  17. “Is he going to say a prayer?”
  18. A charitable drive that is of no consequence.
  19. The bus stop was just outside the hotel.
  20. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: suspicious, safer, consumed, morning, noisy.
    2. Write about a question that is left unanswered.
    3. Fill in the blanks: “When ________, I could _______.”
  21. She didn’t believe she was being selfish.
  22. I was unprepared for his embrace.
  23. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  24. The women in my family have trouble getting pregnant.
  25. My eyes flicked back to where the man was standing.
  26. Explore an historical graveyard. | Snobs with bad credit.
  27. Do the Sunday Brunch prompts and post your exercises.
    1. Use the following words: rounded, split, place, anybody, organizations.
    2. Write about waiting til the last moment (or possibly a bit later).
    3. Write about someone or something not being where he/she/it is supposed to be.
  28. You can always tell when men dye their hair.
  29. If you don’t know the lives of chefs, how can you cook?
  30. Use an archived AB article to improve existing work or to try something new.
  31. His lips were scary thin.
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