Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Locked Penthouse & Other Writing Prompts

Last week we were in a scrap yard, but today we’ve moved up. Why is Alexandra locked out of the penthouse? Who does she call? Take ten minutes to freewrite—if not on Alex, then on another prompt—without stopping, stalling, or second-guessing yourself. At the end of ten minutes, who knows what you might have? Just write!

--The door to the penthouse was locked, so Alexandra called….
--If you could declare a new holiday, what would it be and what would it celebrate?
--George liked things put away precisely. When he saw the mayonnaise jar was turned with its label facing backwards, he knew….
--When was the last time you were at a home improvement store, like Home Depot? Why were you there?
--Margaret was determined to help Wilbur, even though he’d told her that he didn’t want her help. She decided….
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