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Pain – Friday Fiction Writing Prompt

A Fiction Writing Prompt to stretch the literary muscles. No rules. No word counts. Simply write and explore.

Impact… beat… nothing … beat… and then the pain shot through me, a pain like nothing before. - Friday Fiction Writing Prompt

Impact… beat… nothing … beat… and then the pain shot through me a pain like nothing before.

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Have you ever stubbed your toe, your little toe? Or stepped on a sharp object whilst barefoot? I find it almost impossible to walk across a stony beach without wearing a shoe or sandal. Our feet are sensitive and they let us know when they are uncomfortable, or in shock.

This prompt is all about pain, immediate pain. It is about describing the intensity and the suddenness.

  • What does the pain remind you of?
  • How does the pain in your foot affect the rest of your body?
  • What senses can you use to describe the pain?

It is always possible that your reaction to the initial pain leads to a near farcical chain of events. And the good thing about it all is that this is fiction and you haven’t really hurt your foot… but keep an eye out for things laying around on the floor.

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

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There is no one – Friday Fiction Writing Prompt

A Fiction Writing Prompt to stretch the literary muscles. No rules. No word counts. Simply write and explore.

There is no one. Shops are closed with windows boarded up or just abandoned. It looks like a ghost town. What has happened… Friday Fiction Writing Prompt

There is no one. Shops are closed with windows boarded up or just abandoned. It looks like a ghost town. What has happened…

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How about a little apocalypse? Of course, it doesn’t have to be. That’s the freedom you have in these prompts. I thought it would be good to describe the emptiness of where your protagonist is. To explore and develop your descriptive toolbox.

One way to do this is to contrast the still and silent with the normal busyness and noise. Make comparisons as you describe the location.

  • What would normally be taking place?
  • Who would regularly be seen here?
  • What sounds are now long gone?
  • Without people do the buildings take on personalities or human traits?

And of course, there is how this all makes the protagonist feel.

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


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The white fluffy clouds – Friday Fiction Writing Prompt

A Fiction Writing Prompt to stretch the literary muscles. No rules. No word counts. Simply write and explore.

White fluffy clouds drift gently across the azure sky. The sight transports me back at once. The memory, as vivid as the heavens - Friday Fiction Writing Prompt

White fluffy clouds drift gently across the azure sky. The sight transports me back at once. The memory, as vivid as the heavens.

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Sights and sounds, tastes and smells, and touch sensations are powerful. They can bring back memories long-forgotten, both good and bad.

This prompt allows you to explore how seeing the clouds in the sky brings back a memory. As the memory is vivid allow yourself to explore the other senses.

  • What can you hear?
  • What can you smell?
  • Is there an associated taste?
  • What do you feel, underfoot, fingertips or somewhere else?

Although you can draw on your own memories I would advise not using this prompt to remember your own past. That could bring up painful and other negative thoughts. So please be careful. These prompts are for you to enjoy and develop your writing ability, not work through serious trauma. Please find someone who can help you if you need it.

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


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It stopped – Friday Fiction Writing Prompt

It is quiet. The constant background noise has ceased. That means… yes, the rain, it has finally stopped. Can we possibly venture out... Friday Fiction Writing Prompt

A Fiction Writing Prompt to stretch the literary muscles. No rules. No word counts. Simply write and explore.

It is quiet. The constant background noise has ceased. That means… yes, the rain, it has finally stopped. Can we possibly venture out…

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There is plenty of scope for exploration in this prompt. In essence, it is about change and our characters’ reaction.

I haven’t included a setting so you can approach in whatever way the muse leads. It could be a family stuck in a tent on a camping holiday. It could be the remnants of the human race surviving in a shelter from some toxic contaminant.

  • How do the characters respond?
  • Who is the first outside?
  • Who makes the decision?
  • What happens when they venture forth?

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


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I coughed – Friday Fiction Writing Prompt

“I coughed. My chest felt tight. We had been told they were the first symptoms. Now I had them… “ A Friday Fiction Writing Prompt

“I coughed. My chest felt tight. We had been told they were the first symptoms. Now I had them… “ A Friday Fiction Writing Prompt with a little nod toward the current season.

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, either share it or a link, in the comments or tag me. I’d love to read what you create.

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Yes, we are in the middle of a pandemic. Please ignore this and move on if it is a little too soon or too close to home.

I have been fascinated by the reactions to the current pandemic. They have ranged from complete and utter terror to the blasé. This prompt enables you to explore the feelings of a character in this first-person narrative.

  • Where do they stand on the spectrum?
  • What are their reasons for reacting the way they do?
  • What are the immediate priorities?

No rules. No word counts limits. Simply explore and write.

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