Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #5

Mel's Midweek Writing Menagerie

Welcome to my weekly writing prompt series. The rules of the challenge are simple. I’ve provided two options below, and there’s a handy link-up button at the end of the post, so you can upload your contribution and share it with others. If you prefer to use the pingback method, I’ll check out each link I receive. Here is the hashtag, should you wish to use it – #MelsWritingMenagerie.

But before we get to the prompts, I wanted to draw your attention to the entries from last week. Here they are:

The Elf Killer by Colleen Chesebro 

It wasn’t supposed to end like this. Rawmall knew Elves could be killed by violent acts because he had lost many friends during the Elf Wars long ago. That was when he found that living in captivity did not suit the Elves of Timmoral Forest. Some lost the will to live and were found wasting away in a cave after the insurrection. Elves are supposed to be immortal, thought Rawmall to himself, not die alone in a forest, the victim of a killing.

Rawmall stood in the clearing, staring at the half decomposed body of the male Elf. His long blue hair had been partially ripped from his head. A long metal-tipped arrow had pierced him through the heart. The metallic smell of blood was everywhere in the forest clearing. Rawmall sniffed the air noticing the leaves of the bushes were covered with sticky blood. Flies buzzed around the rotting corpse. There were no sounds other than the mournful howl of the wind sweeping through the mighty oaks. Read more.

Light Magic Monster and Soul-Scapes: Once Upon A Time Fanfic by Louise Findlay

I felt the eruption of magic. How could I not? For a town situated in the Land Without Magic it was quite a common occurrence. Could I be bothered to do anything about it? In the past I would but I was still mooning over Arrow Boy. It was better this way. People interfered in my life less. With further inspection it was that pathetic Saviour’s disgustingly sweet branch of light magic. My my she must’ve been angry. I hope she wasn’t too desperate as to darken my doorstep again. I couldn’t vouch for her life if she did. Henry was the only good thing in my life and I didn’t want my depressing moods to affect him.

I suppose I would have to do something.  We couldn’t have the Saviour doubting herself. Oh no, the world would implode. Pre-emptive action meant that the Charming’s wouldn’t come. Emma was slightly less annoying than her parents. Oh and it would prevent Gold from interfering. Gold rubbing his nose in anything spelt trouble. Read more.

All entries are shared over at Featured Fiction.

So, on to the next set of prompts. Grab the badge and write a post based on either of the following options:


Option 1: Sentence Starter –

“What the hell do you expect me to do with that?”
This sentence can appear anywhere in the story. The maximum word count is 1,000 words. The genre can be any of your choosing; either factual or fiction based. You may use art to interpret the sentence, or poetry if you wish.

Option 2: Fanfiction –

Write a scene with one of your favourite characters from film or television.


Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by.

Mel

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9 Comments

Yet more tempting prompts 🙂 I’m sure these will get some people’s creative juices flowing!

Which characters… Hmmm… If I write one for Firefly, perchance they’ll create another movie….

    We can live in hope! I should have included books (though there is a film) and you could have given us a little Jack Reacher! I’m reading Personal at the moment and I’m enjoying it. I’ve missed him! 😀

Mel, I wanted to participate, but didn’t know how to grab the badge and I’m posting here like I do with Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge. Hope it’s ok. https://odaciuk.wordpress.com/2015/07/10/mels-writing-menagerie-5/

Loved writing my OUAT Operation Mongoose AU. I will have to delve into my files, lol to find more to write.

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