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Writing Prompts

promptHad a bit of a crazy day, and having realized as I was on my way out to a vet appointment for the office puppies that I hadn’t posted yet today, I asked on Twitter what I should talk about. One of my followers mentioned kt literary client Trish Doller’s recent tapir story (seen here), and it got me thinking about writing prompts again. I’ve mentioned Laini Taylor‘s Sunday Scribblings blog before; another great one that a friend of mine uses is 100 Word Stories.

So let’s have another contest for the holiday weekend, shall we? I’m going to list three phrases below. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to pick one and write something based on it, however you want to interpret “based on.” It can be a scene, a poem, a song, a short story, whatever length you want — although I’m going to assume no one’s going to be a writing a full novel! And to make this more of a community effort, and tie it in with a more common theme on this blog, I want you to write it on YOUR BLOG or website, and comment below with the “hook” for your story, and a link to it.

The better the hook (a one line summary of your piece that entices me to read more), the more traffic you’ll drive to your site, and perhaps we’ll all find a new blogger we enjoy reading! You’ll have until Sunday Monday to write, post, and add a comment here with a link. On Monday Tuesday, I’ll read all the pieces, and pick one winner of a book from the kt literary stable of brilliantly talented authors, winner’s choice. Got it?

Without further ado, your prompts:

– I didn’t expect to actually go swimming…
– As American as apple pie…
– The heat from the grill made it seem a mirage…

Have fun!

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