Day 323 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Take a quiz to determine who your character was in a past life and write a story based on the results.
Erin: Sometimes I imagine that I am a giant t-rex roaming the earth and just as we are about to become extinct I wake up. My life’s not as epic when I open my eyes. But I strive to make it be that way again.
Shannon: “I think I was royalty,” Max chimed in.
“Why, because you think you’re better then everyone?” I mocked his high hopes.
“No,” he smiled and shook his head. “I think I was a leader. People always think I have the answers, they gravitate towards me. I don’t know why. I don’t give them any reason to, but they trust me.”
I saw where he was coming from, but I couldn’t let him have this one with out a fight. “Yeah, but people also trust people who embarrass themselves and you’ve done plenty of that.”
Discover who your characters were before you knew them.
A figure stumbles through the streets, running from stray streams of red and black and green. He runs around a corner, pressing himself to the wall. But then something pushes him away. He turns to see the graffiti behind him come off the wall- Coming for him.
He turns again, running. When the chasing colors cease, he again stops, finding a place with no art on the walls. He sits, putting his hands in his hair. ‘Why is this happening?’ He asks.
He then puts his hands under him, to push off and keep going. Something pushes at his hand. He looks down to see an origami butterfly is trapped under his fingers. He lifts his hand. It flies off, drifting in front of him. Then it turns white and vanishes.
‘Was that from me?’
He looks at his hand, then puts both in his pockets.
‘Mom always said I was a little angel growing up… but…’ He curls up, leaning his back against the wall. ‘What am I now?’