Writing Prompt: Day 327

327Day 327 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write a story to go with the title “Thanks-taking”.

Erin: Thanks-taking is about a disgruntled family member slowly taking the lives of their family members on the only holiday everyone is forced around the dinner table together. The trick is to sort through all of the possible motives and figure out who snapped.

Shannon: My family has never been good at Thanksgiving. In fact we’re so bad we had to create a new holiday name so people would understand how awful it is. No one is grateful and no one is happy. We take as if it’s the only thing that can solve our gloom.

Let the title lead the story.

Writing Prompt: Day 326

326Day 326 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write a story to go with the title “Games We Shouldn’t Play”.

Shannon: We can swear it wasn’t our fault, say they made us do it. The truth is we made our choice. No matter the alternative, we could have changed things. We’re responsible for what we did for the game.

Erin: Games we shouldn’t play is about bringing board games to life. Some are harmless and some are deadly. Sometimes the last ones you would expect.

Let the title lead the story.

Writing Prompt: Day 325

325Day 325 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write a story to go with the title “The King’s Smile”.

Erin: The king’s smile is about the first female heir of Kindor rebuilding a crumbling nation beyond anyone’s expectations. She will have to overcome hurdles in her quest to shine the king’s smile she is lucky enough to possess on the nation again.

Shannon: The king was rarely ever seen outside of the palace, or so we thought. He was hidden. It kept him safe from all the people who wanted the throne. As it turns out, he was living among us commoners. The one in the spotlight was a decoy. The real one was the best person I’d ever met.

Let the title lead the story.

Writing Prompt: Day 324

324 (1)Day 324 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Write a story to go with the title “Slackers”.

Shannon: Trash, scum, loser I’ve heard them all, and that’s just from the teachers. I figured if everybody is so hung up on who they think I am, then why not roll with it? That’s why I formed the Slackers. A group where the misunderstood could join together. Not to live up to their expectations for our futures. No, we wanted to prove them wrong. As a team I was pretty sure we could.

Erin: Slackers is a is a story of three education majors landing a job straight out of college and teaching their high school students with no plans and no experience. The three amigos turn the school and the town on its head, with not much changing from the good old days.

Let the title lead the story.

Writing Prompt: Day 323

323 (1)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.

Writing Prompt: Day 322

322 (3)Day 322 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Take a quiz to determine your character’s secret power and write a story based on the results.

Shannon: When I was taken by the rebels I feared what they would use my powers for. It was best people didn’t know what I could do, because I knew how easily I could get into the wrong hands. Especially, if they found a way to keep me from defending myself. They threaten the safety of my family if I didn’t cooperate.

The masked leader put pictures in front of me. He wouldn’t reveal his powers or his name, but everyone was scared of him. “Make them come here…you know voluntarily.” He had such a slimy laugh as he said it. There was no voluntary when I controlled peoples minds. I was in complete power of another life and it always seemed wrong to use them on anyone, even the worst people in the world. Unless I could stop them from hurting others.

Erin: Invisibility was just as much of a curse as it was a gift. Theoretically I could turn it off, only even if people could see me they didn’t.

What power is your character hiding?

Writing Prompt: Day 321

321Day 321 of 365 Days of Writing Prompts: Take a quiz to determine what kind of monster your character is and write a story based on the result.

Erin: He was cursed in his appearance. He was the tallest and most built person in town. Pair that with his constant stern look created a cloud of fear around him. Too bad no one knew what a harmless baby bird he was underneath it all.

Shannon: They can’t see me and I get frustrated. I know my fate, but I am here and it makes me angry. I don’t mean to hurt anyone, or traumatize them. Sometimes I just get carried away, because that’s the only thing that works. I’m stuck in this house, so is it so bad that I make my presence know once in a while? I want my own space too.

Unleash the beast.