A Fiction Writing Prompt to stretch the literary muscles. No rules. No word counts. Simply write and explore.
I squeezed, nothing. I pressed again, still nothing. Now, I was getting desperate
Writing Prompt Expanded
This week’s Friday Fiction Writing Prompt is about frustration. Now you might feel there is enough frustration in your life already and that’s before you sit down and try to write. However, being able to describe frustration in your writing is a good skill.
It is said that a bad workmen blames his tool. Here, you are not a bad workman, or person. Here, it is the tool of your trade that is letting you down. You’re pressing a button, squeezing a trigger, trying to turn something on… but nothing is happening.
The prompt allows you to describe the frustration the narrator is having. They might need to fire a gun, they might need to call a lift to escape, they might be behind on preparing that special meal for that special someone. The choice of situation is yours, but whatever you choose, your challenge is to describe the complete and utter frustration.
Enjoy your writing, but don’t get too frustrated if that key on the computer doesn’t respond straight away.
As always these writing prompts are optional and entirely open to your own 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 or tag me. I’d love to read what you create. Write and enjoy the learning process.
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