A Fiction Writing or Journal Prompt to stretch the literary muscles. No rules. No word counts. Simply write and explore.
That was it, anything more would be too much. It was time to stop. It was enough.
Writing Prompt Expanded
We live in a world where we are bombarded by advertisements. We are told that our lives aren’t good enough, and they could be so much better. The solution for a better life is to get more. We are urged to upgrade and collect. We discover new issues that we didn’t know existed, however, the solution is available if we obtain it. We live in a world where more is seen as better, or good.
This prompt is all about having enough. Can we think and write about not needing more? The context of the prompt is deliberately open.
- What does the narrator have enough of?
- How does the narrator know that there is enough?
- What feelings does having enough bring out?
This prompt lends itself very well to both fiction — especially sci-fi or an intense relationship — and personal reflection. Be aware that it might trigger some deep relational emotions, if so, do talk to a trained counsellor. One question to keep in mind as you do write… are there ever enough words?
As always these writing prompts are optional and entirely open to your interpretation. Use them as a starting point for a short story, something a little more grandiose or as a journal prompt. If you do write something, please share it or a link, in the comments, use the hashtag #ffwp or tag me. I’d love to read what you create. Write and enjoy the learning process.
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