Sunday, March 27, 2022

Writing Prompt: Crime Gone Wrong

Some of my favorite crime stories are stories of crimes gone wrong.  From goofy stories of dimwitted convenience store robbers who don't put their masks on until after they've been caught on camera to grim stories where protagonists find out participating in a crime can have devastating consequences like the Miami Vice episode "Milk Run", stories of crime gone wrong are always intriguing.

Crime always seems to pay, but when it doesn't, it really, really, doesn't.  For today's writing prompt, write a short story of --

a crime gone wrong

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Writing Prompt: A Story on the High Seas

Once upon a time, this country built great ships.  The S.S. United States was one such ship.  It was the largest cruise liner ever built in the United States.  Launched in 1951, she was one of the fastest passenger liners in history with a claimed top speed of 43 knots.  She won the coveted Blue Riband for cross the Atlantic Ocean in 3 days, 12 hours, and 12 minutes at an average speed of slightly over 35 knots. 

SS United States from a vintage Postcard - Public Domain on Wikimedia Commons

My grandfather was proud to have helped build the S.S. United States.  Here is a photo of one of the blueprints. 

For today's writing prompt, write us a tale that -- 

occurs on the high seas aboard a luxury liner.  

It can be anything from an epic maritime disaster, a wartime game of hunter and hunted, or even a cozy mystery set among the elite passengers and crew of a great ship.

Setting Writing Prompt: The Old Shack

America's countryside is littered with old houses, barns, and shacks.  Many of these are documented and explored in Abandoned Places pho...