I don’t think we’ve had many writing prompts on this blog (and maybe we should consider having a prompt on a regular basis.)
I love prompts mostly because I like to figure out a way to approach a story from a completely different point of view.
Writing Prompt - a boy and a girl are in the park. The boy is holding a box with something in it that he is going to give the girl – what happens?
If you say that the boy is going to propose to the girl and give her an engagement ring, I swear I’ll just puke.
But, if you say that the the boy has a vial of harvested cells from his newborn baby brother’s umbilical cord that he has smuggled out of the hospital to give the girl so that she can use them in stem-cell therapy in order to live. And when she does live she wants to marry him but wait a minute, she has some of his brothers cells in her, does that make them related? Is she partly now his brother? Would they be able to get over that situation to live their lives together? Oh and by the way, the younger brother was tragically killed and when the mother finds out that he “lives on” in the girl, she insists that the girl become a member of the family and is invited to Sunday dinners for the rest of time further complicating the lovers’ relationship.
All from a box in the park.
So go ahead, give it a try.
Here’s a photo with some objects, use some or all of them and in the comments below, tell me what would happen in your writer’s world.
Wendy Thomas is an award winning journalist, columnist, and blogger who believes that taking challenges in life will always lead to goodness. She is the mother of 6 funny and creative kids and it is her goal to teach them through stories and lessons.
Wendy’s current project involves writing about her family’s experiences with chickens (yes, chickens). (www.simplethrift.wordpress.com)
No hints on this one.