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Writing Prompts #150 & #151



A great way to wind down after a long week - check out these two new prompts from ComicFan and share your responses with the community in the Writing Prompts forum!


Prompt 150 – Challenge
Cue – The Scene
Write a scene where the story is dictated by the atmosphere of the location. In other words create a story that might use a graveyard, a haunted house, a cheery nursery, or a cabin in the woods.


Prompt 151 – Creative
Cue – Changing The Past
Everyone is always saying that if they could change just one thing, everything in their life would be perfect. The opportunity came only instead of better, your life became so much worse. What did you try and change and why?


I love looking at past prompts responses and this week, we have a treat to show you. Yettie One took BOTH of last week's prompts on, and with fantastic results.


For prompt 128 which gave a starting phrase, he wrote Sold:

“How in the hell did you think that would be a good idea?”
“Oh for heavens sakes Adam, they did it to Joseph in the bible!”
I stared at my brother flabbergasted. “Dude, are you for real? Hell Luke, they didn’t have laws against….. kidnap and….. slavery, and god knows what other laws you have probably broken with this stunt back in those days. What on earth were you thinking?”


He also took on prompt 129, which I think is one of the most interesting word list prompts, to use Starry sky, bottle of champagne, Zombie, a ticket, and a deer all in a story. His take on this is Dawn Breaks:

“Zombie,” I called out into the darkness, my voice echoing back at me in a ghostly manner.


“Ox?” the response came reverberating off the cliff walls around us, the voice coming from exactly where I could not see.


“Dude, you know I am night blind and you have the only blooming torch!”


I could hear the crunch of his feet on the sandy soil, so I knew he had to be close, but in this darkness, under a starry sky with no moon he could have been stood right next to me, I’d still not have seen him.


I suddenly felt Zeek reach out and take my hand. My lover for the last two years, I relied on this man for so much more than just the tender love and support he flourished on me. He looked out for me far beyond the expectation of a partner, even beyond the expectation of a wife or a husband. This charming man doted on me. I honestly felt like a prince.


He leaned in and softly kissed me.


“Better?” he asked.


I smiled. “I never said it was bad, just I can not see,” I pointed out.


“Well let me be your eyes then babe.”


“You are too good to me Zombie.” I purred.


“It’s easy when you are my prince baby,” he cooed at me.


I giggled. Zombie, a nick name from his school days, something to do with always getting into class looking like he had not slept the night before, lead me down the pathway. The torch helped, but even though it provided some light, he would still coach me along, warning me of rocks and steps down.


Trips out to watch the sunrise on the cliff top at the Cape Peninsula had become a common occurrence of this relationship. For both of us, romance had become a fundamental part of being together. We lived for these moments, and I cherished listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the rocks below us, feeling the breeze on my face and the warmth of my man’s hand. Seeing the sun rise over the horizon, painting the sky with pinks and oranges and reds is the most beautiful way of feeling at one with the world.


I hope you enjoyed these snippets as well as I did - check out where he took each (the above are just part of his prompt responses) - the title of each story will link to the full prompt response. Or, check out his full set of Prompt Responses. I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.


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