Ready, Set, Write! A Writing Prompt

I’m crazy this week. BUT I have started digging into the magical world of words with my new WIP.

SO..I thought I’d leave you all with a writing prompt from a great workbook.

I randomly flipped open a page, and this is it….

DAY 137

Sugar ‘N’ Spice

Use all of these spices in your story:

Paprika Coriander Cumin Curry Basil

Start with: On the surface, she was sweet as sugar, but underneath, she was…

Okay, ready…set…WRITE!

Feel free to post your short story in the comments a link to it. OR…just write something else. It doesn’t matter, as long as you keep writing!

Have a great weekend everyone.

 

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About Elena Aitken

Elena is a work at home/stay at home/write at home mom of twins who regularly loses herself in her fictional characters because their lives are way more exciting!
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4 Responses to Ready, Set, Write! A Writing Prompt

  1. Marianne says:

    I’ve not been writing… stuck in a rut.

  2. winnwords says:

    I have just begun this odyssey of blogging, and am trying a variety of approaches to get myself posting. One of these is reading some of the great work that’s already out there, and you Wordbitches are at the top of my list. I stumbled across this prompt idea this morning, and decided to go for it. Wondering what other people may have come up with…here’s my nutbar contribution to the proposed exercise:

    “On the surface, she was sweet as sugar, but underneath, Paprika, the club’s hottest Latin dancer, was a devious, self-serving megalomaniac who had shamelessly slept her way to the top.

    Though her dance partner, Cori—ander boyfriend, Basil (known for his Flamenco expertise) tried to curry favour with their scheming co-worker, their efforts were constantly thwarted. In fact, each time they tried to execute some plan of great flattery, they were halted at Paprika’s dressing room door. They knocked and they knocked, but she just never let them cumin.

    Too bad for her, really. A collaboration between the three might have spiced things up for all of them.”

    • Elena Aitken says:

      This is fantastic! You made me laugh out loud. Great work. Sometimes prompts are just what we need to get out of a rut.

      • winnwords says:

        Thanks for the enthusiasm, Elena, and I’m glad I gave you a chuckle! I’m really trying to get a handle on how to proceed with this writing madness. I do love it, but am conflicted as to what to post on my blog. I am hoping somehow, someday, to get something published…maybe a collection of stories. At this point, I can’t conceive of a novel but I’d never say, “never!” The prompts certainly serve to keep me writing (and entertained!) but I’m not sure I should post this kind of thing. I’d be thrilled if you had a moment to check out what I’ve done so far and let me know what you think. Thanks again!

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