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.
Writing Prompt Expanded
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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