Take the Bait

Chet is every type of guy you don’t want to meet. The type of guy you can’t wait to watch something bad happen to. Of course that’s not entirely true, as most of us are nothing like Chet, we’d probably feel pretty down if we saw a fellow human in trouble. Thankfully, the confines of literature make a nice little cage to keep you from extending a hand. Read More »

The Never-taken Trail

Consider this week’s tale more a sketch. Let’s imagine I was playing with light and form and ignore the severity of the abstration before us. Week 2 Prompt.

 

The Never-taken Trail

Linwood is an old dog. The wetness of his nose is the measure of his fine fettle, and today looks like a particularly moist one. The scent on the trail carries the base notes of offal, fiddlehead, and naked skin with lemon balm. Read More »

Old Bryn’s Prompt Jar #65

Prompt #65 – A character recieves a thoughtful gift from an unlikely co-worker.

Guidelines – The rules for Old Bryn’s prompts are always the same:

500 words. 

That’s it! Simple, but not nessecarily easy. Staying within the limit will force you to focus on the most important elements of the story. Most writers will end up using these prompts as inspiration to get new ideas, or create character sketches. But, if you’re really up for a challenge tell us the whole story; beginning, middle, and end. Aim to think outside the box here. Don’t tell us the most likely story, dig deep.

About the Prompt Jar: Good Ol’ Goody Bryn isn’t really old, but she does have a seemingly never ending jar full of creative writing prompts. I know ’cause I seen it myself. It was a gift to me in fact. A small stout thing with a red cap. Inside are carefully folded, long and thin slips of paper inked with inspiration. It is my pleasure to share them with you now.

Link your story in the comments below!

Uncle Bodie

 

A torrent of rain pummeled Ginty’s umbrella. The rose garden lining the park took a beating, scattered white petals tumbled in the puddles at her feet. Happily she splashed, and plodded. Her wellies mud splatter, wool socks soaked. She could see her great uncle Broderick staring down from the high window of his library.Read More »

Old Bryn’s Prompt Jar #53

Prompt #53 – Your agoraphobic character must leave the house.

Guidelines – The rules for Old Bryn’s prompts are always the same:

500 words. 

That’s it! Simple, but not nessecarily easy. Staying within the limit will force you to focus on the most important elements of the story. Most writers will end up using these prompts as inspiration to get new ideas, or create character sketches. But, if you’re really up for a challenge tell us the whole story; beginning, middle, and end. Aim to think outside the box here. Don’t tell us the most likely story, dig deep.

About the Prompt Jar: Good Ol’ Goody Bryn isn’t really old, but she does have a seemingly never ending jar full of creative writing prompts. I know ’cause I seen it myself. It was a gift to me in fact. A small stout thing with a red cap. Inside are carefully folded, long and thin slips of paper inked with inspiration. It is my pleasure to share them with you now.

Check out this character sketch inspired by this prompt – Uncle Bodie

Link your story in the comments below!