We’ll try to put up a writing prompt every day. Use it however you see fit; my personal method is to set a timer for 15 or 20 minutes and write in response to the prompt. The prompt might be or become the first line of a story, or a premise, or a line of dialogue, or a question. Feel free to change the verb tense, person (i.e., “I,” “You,” “he/she/it/they,” etc.), or pronouns to feel more natural too what you want to write. There’s also no need to quote / restate the prompt (unless you want to), take it literally, or even use it. Maybe it’ll make you think of something else. Share what you wrote in the comments, on your own blog, write a bestselling novel with it, or just keep it for yourself. It’s all up to you!
Today is Monday, so we have a situation / premise prompt for you!
The startling knock at the door propelled her out of her reverie. She squared her shoulders, walked to the hallway, and pulled the heavy door open. She was not in the least bit surprised to see them standing there in the rain. Their bayonets and buttons and wicked grins gleamed.
“You’re going to tell us what you know,” one of them snarled.
She weighed the risks: Telling what she knew, or protecting the others? She swallowed, and said…
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