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Writing Prompt: Historical Micro-Fiction


I love historical fiction, and micro-fiction is fun to write. So today’s writing prompt is to write a work of historical micro-fiction. You can pick any historical time period, any place, any event. But here’s the tricky part: Don’t exceed 75 words. Have fun!

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Writing Prompt: Through the Window


Your task this week is to write a story about what your narrator observes through a window. Your narrator can be looking in, or looking out of that window–but the entire story must take place within that field of vision. The story can take place in one scene, or over a longer period of time. The window can be any sort you want–a window in a house, the emergency exit of an airplane, or a car’s windshield are just some examples.

Have fun with this and keep it under 2,500 words.

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Writing Prompt: Snowed In


Today, I’d like you to write a story that takes place during a blizzard. What happens when your character(s) get snowed in? I see this is a fantastic opportunity to develop relationship-based tension of some sort because characters can be physically trapped.

Have fun with it–you have 1,500 words.

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Writing Prompt: Music


Write a story based on your favorite song. You can incorporate the song’s lyrics into your story if you want to (so long as you credit the singer/songwriter/band). Try to keep it to 1,000 words or less.

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Writing Prompt: Fish

This week, I want you to write a story about a fish out of water. Your protagonist can find herself in a new place, facing a language barrier, or something much smaller-scale. Have fun! You have 1,500 words.

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Writing Prompt: Identity

Your protagonist wakes up one morning to find that she or he doesn’t have an identity. Maybe your character can’t go to the bank, or some other banal activity, or maybe it’s a bigger problem than that for your character, but either way, your character wakes up and no longer seems to exist.

You have 2,500 words for this one! Have fun!

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Writing Prompt: Tech Takeover

This week, your writing prompt is to compose a story in which technology takes over. It can be anything from technology affecting one person to the entire world. It can be a blessing or a curse, or both. You have up to 1,000 words.