A Fiction Writing Prompt to stretch the literary muscles. No rules. No word counts. Simply write and explore.
‘I reached into my bag for my purse/wallet but it wasn’t there! How would I pay?’
Writing Prompt Expanded
This week’s Friday Fiction Writing Prompt is all about getting out of a sticky situation. It’s about crafting a narrative; overcoming a conflict and reaching a resolution. In fact, you could say this is what a ‘traditional’ piece of fiction always does.
You are somewhere, let’s say a restaurant, which means you have already partaken of the service, and you need to pay. However, the means of payment, your purse or wallet is missing. What are you going to do? You need to think quickly and come up with a solution.
In addition, what has happened to the missing item? Is it a simple case of forgetting to pick it up, or is there something a little more riveting going on?
When we write fiction, we can write ourselves into a cul-de-sac, a dead end. Our main character, or another vital person, has been written into a situation they need to get out of. It wasn’t really intended, but the muse led us down that particular path. We could just erase or delete those 100, 200, 500 or more words? Or we can craft and write our way out. That’s what this prompt is there for.
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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