The one word writing prompt of the day is MAYHEM. Here is a sample of what I’ve written using this word. Have Fun and Happy Writing!
There were people everywhere. I could smell rubber burning from a car that someone had set on fire. The fire was the only source of light in the blackness and looters gathered around it like moths to a flame. I crouched behind some thick hedges and watched as they shattered store fronts with baseball bats and bricks. I went numb as they carried out televisions, computers, and car stereo systems and shoved them into their cars. The city was crumbling around me. There was no justice, only mayhem.
Use the photo below as a writing prompt for today’s exercise. Feel free to post your work in the comments section. Have fun and Happy Writing!
Write a short story based on the image above. Be sure to answer the following questions:
- Where are the wolves?
- How did they get there?
- What are they looking at?
- Describe the setting
- Describe each wolf and their unique personality
- Write from their point of view
Sometimes it’s fun to think out of the box. For today’s writing prompt we’ll explore writing for a different genre: mid grade. Use the prompt and the image below to write a short, action packed story. Have fun and be fearless!
Joey stood at the bottom of the tree house, his head turned frantically. His best friend Kyle Mitchell was late again. The air was thick with afternoon heat and the humidity was over a hundred. Joey heard the buzzing of mosquitoes and slapped his arm when one landed; a sticky mess of insect guts mixed with blood smeared his arm. He heard branches crack in the distance and quickly hid behind a large bush. Based on the circumstances, and what the boys had found, it was a wise move for him to hide; he crouched close to the ground and held his breath, he could only see part of a shoe but wasn’t sure it was Kyle’s.