A Fiction Writing Prompt exploring the word cold to stretch the literary muscles. No rules. No word counts. Simply write and explore.
She pulled the blanket up around her neck. Only her face was left exposed. The room was cold just like her thoughts.
Writing Prompt Expanded
It’s no secret that a little sunshine can lift our spirits. Likewise, a damp grey sky can have us crawling for a mug of hot coffee and a seat by the fireside. Alternatively, you may dislike the sun and like the wet and gloomy, either way, the weather has an effect on the way we feel.
This prompt is all about linking the physical; the weather, the temperature, to the thoughts and feelings of the person we are writing about.
- What was she thinking?
- Why was it cold where she was?
- Are her thoughts and the temperature related in several ways?
- How can you describe her thoughts and the temperature in a similar way?
It could be that as you write you find yourself deliberately misleading the reader. It may read like you are talking about her thoughts and yet, you are describing the cold or the other way around. The challenge is to mix the two together somehow… and that, my writing friends, is a chilling thought.
As always these writing prompts are optional and entirely open to your interpretation. Use them as a starting point for a short story or something a little more grandiose. If you do write something, please share it or a link, in the comments, use the hashtag #ffwp or tag me @darrenrhill. I’d love to read what you create. Write and enjoy the learning process.
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