Prompt!

So that’s August done and dusted for another year. What is it about the 8th month that acts like a dam, preventing any creative waters flowing and rendering the garden of editing parched and untenable? I guess we’d like to think it’s the wonderful weather causing a lapse in creativity – all that wall-to-wall sunshine insisting we frolic in the blue, blue sea before being rinsed down with a long cold beer or chilled white wine. Or the lure of visiting friends and family for those spontaneous barbeques that occasionally end with a wasp in the trifle and a visit to A&E – such events not always being connected. Or may be it’s just hard to be brilliant all the time.   Or any of the time. But you and I both know that with September striding out with his It’s Only Late Summer Not Autumn Yet attitude, the C word is hovering on the horizon throwing writers across the country into a flurry of activity akin to falling into a moving tumble dryer. Open mics to organise, works to proof read and edit, events to attend, ideas to nourish and flourish… Yep, summer’s gone and.. I can’t say it… summer’s gone and C…. Ch… Christmas is only (at the time of writing) one hundred and thirteen days away. Not so bad when you see it in text. See it in numbers though, and your mind plays different, more sadistic games: only 113 days until Christmas. Which is NOTHING! So time to get writing. Trying to find some inspiration the other day, I was directed toward some fantastic prompts – Thank You to all those people out there whose imaginations are currently far more fertile than mine! You know who you are – you crazy clever Creatives on Reddit. Here’s to you!

https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/

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Scientists have invented a serum that allows animals to speak. Your dog was recently given the serum, but it appears the treatment has not worked. Your cousin, whom you haven’t seen for years pays you a visit. As the door opens, your dog suddenly whispers in your ear: “Run”

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You manage to get on the set of your favorite sitcom. When you go to get autographs from the actors you begin to realize none of them know they are on a show

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Every human knows the day date of their death. They just don’t know the year

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You are an archeologist exploring the ruins of a dead planet

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After dying, you discover that ghosts are bound to the places where their ashes are located. Now you’re really regretting that last clause in your Will.

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So there you have it. A few lines of inspiration to tickle your fancy with, and ease you back into the garden of editing.  Happy writing!

And thank you Hannah for showing them to me in the first place

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