Sunday, September 19, 2021

Adventure Writing Prompt: A Rescue

Doctors know that getting seriously injured people to trauma centers within an hour is critical. It can be a matter of life and death.  Throughout the world, first responders like firemen, paramedics, and Coast Guard personnel risk their own lives in order to get people to help quickly.  They pluck people from mountainsides, rush into burning buildings to rescue people overcome by smoke, and dive into raging seas to get the shipwrecked to safety.

For today's writing prompt, write a short story about --

a rescue.

An Air Ambulance sits on a Landing Pad at a hospital in Johnson City, Tennessee

 


Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Writing Prompt: The Old Shed

Everyone wants to know what's behind a locked door.  Everyone wants to know what's in an old building.  It's probably why photography forums like Abandoned Virginia or Abandoned Georgia are so popular.  When we see an old building or a ramshackle outbuilding, it brings out our inner explorer and wakes our sense of adventure.  We can't resist.  We want to know.  What's inside?  What do they keep in there?  Have you ever seen someone use it?  Are there snakes?  Are there critters?  Are there creatures?  

For today's writing prompt, write a short piece of fiction that answer the question:

What's in this old shed down in Florida? 




Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Setting Writing Prompt: Shipwrecked

Tropical islands can be a paradise.  However, things can get serious if you are shipwrecked and stranded on one far from civilization. So many questions get urgent:  Where would you get water?  Where would you get food?  How could you get help?  How could you get back to civilization?  

For today's writing prompt, write a short story that features 

survivors stranded on a tropical island.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Writing Prompt: A Top Gun Tale

The original Top Gun movie was released in 1986. The F-14 Tomcat is a museum piece now. But, Top Gun is coming back to the theatres with a new installment. You can almost see the afterburners and hear the faint echoes of the Kenny Loggins' Danger Zone theme song.

Revvin' up your engine
Listen to her howlin' roar
Metal under tension
Beggin' you to touch and go

Highway to the Danger Zone

Ride into the Danger Zone

Headin' into twilight
Spreadin' out her wings tonight
She got you jumpin' off the deck
Shovin' into overdrive

Highway to the Danger Zone!


For today's writing prompt and in celebration of a new Topgun Movie, write a story involving a -


fighter plane and pilot!


Sunday, June 27, 2021

Writing Prompt: Cheater Revealed

Love triangles and infidelity are the source of conflict in many a book.  No matter how they turn out, someone ends up hurt or even dead.  In some circles, it's fashionable to think that passion, attraction, and lust are irresistible forces and that they are too strong to stop. That's not my circle. For today's writing prompt, write a short story about a child who discovers -

the infidelity of one of their parents 

Charlie Chaplin, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons


 

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Writing Prompt: Body Parts are Body Parts

Have you ever read those tabloid stories about people getting intoxicated in far away lands and waking up without various organs?  There is something about body parts being assembled and given life that makes for creepy horror stories.  In the original Frankenstein movie, the brain of a felon (a serial killer I think) is accidentally used by Dr. Frankenstein when he is creating his monster.  The story could have been vastly different with a different brain.  The original Star Trek also used a brain transplant as a plot device when Spock's brain was stolen in order to run an alien outpost deep beneath the surface of a planet.


For today's writing prompt, devise a short story that is centered around the transplantation of --

a brain!

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Writing Prompt: An Armadillo Story

This fellow seems a little crafty and a little sneaky for an Armadillo.  Animals are always a good topic for children's literature or even as part of more adult fare.  For today's writing exercise, write a short tale that involves --

an armadillo! 


For a wonderful set of true stories about wild animals, check out The Wildest Neighbors: Nature Up Close by R.L. Mackintosh.

Adventure Writing Prompt: A Rescue

Doctors know that getting seriously injured people to trauma centers within an hour is critical. It can be a matter of life and death.  Thro...