A Black Fiction Writing Prompt to stretch the literary muscles. No rules. No word counts. Simply write and explore.
Yesterday, we gave thanks for all we had. But then we wanted more. Now the being before us demanded payment.
Writing Prompt Expanded
This is a special Black Friday Fiction Writing Prompt. Following Thanksgiving, the Black Friday tradition pulls the US, and many others around the world, into wanting and buying more. We give thanks and then seek out that little extra.
This got me thinking about something dark to relate to the black. Yes, I know that the black refers to business bank account balances, but I am taking creative license here. Transactions are in the west commonly financial. But let’s step outside the ‘present your card to the machine’ routine.
- What if this is no ordinary capitalist trade?
- What if the being isn’t even human?
- Has anyone been selling their soul recently?
- What did your character desire that they would make such an offer?
Of course, this is your writing, and perhaps you’re using a metaphor to describe the cashier. But why use the metaphor, what’s the motivation behind that? As always, no rules, just write and have fun. Use them as a starting point for a short story or something a little more grandiose. And as you write, take a look inside and think whether or not you really need that thing you desire… and is it worth the payment being demanded… cue evil laugh!
If you do write something, please share it or a link, in the comments or use the tags #thecreativeminimalist #ffwp. I’d love to read what you create. Write and enjoy the learning process.
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