Your Daily Writing Prompt for October 17, 2019

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. There’s no need to quote / restate it, 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!

(Imagine a drumroll) Today’s writing prompt is…

$!@#(*#t! Your phone slipped off the bed, behind the headboard. As you reach to pick it up, your fingers discover a tiny handle to a small trap door you never noticed before. Quickly, you move your bed and open the door…

(Remember, the “you” can also be a character you’re writing about: This could be a good opportunity to get inside their head)

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