The Daily Prompt: 2017

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January Prompts

January 1

Given the following items, write a short story or poem:

a rubberband, a pair of tweezers, a radio, and a credit card

January 2

It is the night before your wedding, and you learn that your spouse-to-be is only after your money. What do you do?

January 3

Write a short story or poem using the following title as inspiration:

Willing Servants”

January 4

Abe Johnson’s body was discovered early in the morning. He was found facedown on the floor of his workshop with his own wood chisel protruding from his neck. It is common knowledge that a lot of people did not like Abe. Write about what happened.

January 5

Write three linked scenes using the settings below:

a long stretch of highway, a desert, a gas station

January 6

Write a short story or poem using the following theme:

fading beauty

January 7

Use the following sentence to start a short story:

I’m your birth mother.”

January 8

Use the following words in a 1000-word (or less) short story or poem:

anxiety, model, combat, junkyard

January 9

In 500 words or less, write a scene using the following time and place:

an industrial estate, 9:00 A.M.

January 10

Take the profile below, and write a short story that focuses on this character:

* 33-year-old male

* Works as a Councilor

* Described as charming, industrious, and caring

January 11

Given the following items, write a short story or poem:

a bottle cap, a thermometer, a bed, and a camera

January 12

Your spouse walked out on you to be with someone else. They left in a hurry and forgot to take one of their credit cards. How would you use the card to get even?

January 13

Write a short story or poem using the following title as inspiration:

The Sword’s Servants”

January 14

Our crew leader, William Harrison, had dirt on every member of our six-man construction team, so finding him with his head bludgeoned in by a torpedo level at our job site was no surprise. But he left the site with the rest of us the afternoon before, so who did he meet there later, and what happened?

January 15

Write three linked scenes using the settings below:

a bedroom, a bathroom, a corporate office

January 16

Write a short story or poem using the follow theme:

losing hope

January 17

Use the following sentence to start a short story:

As he gazed out the window of his tenth-floor apartment, the entire city went dark.

January 18

Use the following words in a 1000-word (or less) short story or a poem:

beaver, lust, live, apology

January 19

In 500 words or less, write a scene using the following time and place:

a rowboat on the lake, 5:00 P.M.

January 20

Take the profile below, and write a short story that focuses on this character:

* 27-year-old female

* Works as a Beauty Therapist

* Described as talkative and charming but a tad conceited

January 21

Given the following items, write a short story or poem:

a pairs of pants, a tube of face wash, a car, and a permanent marker

January 22

You have locked yourself out of your own home. How do you break in to retrieve your keys?

January 23

Write a short story or poem using the following title as inspiration:

The Snow Flower”

January 24

Harriette Mason had it all–the nice house, the brand new car, the cushy job. It was a pity her assistant found her body on the floor of her office, a bloodied three-hole punch beside her. Who could do such a thing to golden Harriette Mason?

January 25

Write three linked scenes using the settings below:

suburbs, a fire department, an apartment building

January 26

Write a short story or poem using the following theme:

the power of silence

January 27

Use the following sentence to start a short story:

He wanted to return it to her eighteen years ago, but her family’s sudden move had made it impossible.

January 28

Use the following words in a 1000-word (or less) short story or poem:

anyways, fork, carcinogenic, orthodox

January 29

In 500 words or less, write a scene using the following time and place:

a country house, 4:00 P.M.

January 30

Take the profile below, and write a short story that focuses on this character:

* 19-year-old male

* Works as a Doorman

* Described as judgmental, stubborn, and conceited

January 31

Given the following items, write a short story or poem:

a bracelet, a set of speakers, a refrigerator, and a shovel

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