Mel’s Midweek Writing Menagerie #12

Mel's Midweek Writing MenagerieWelcome 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.

Before I get to the prompts (apologies I’m a little late this week), I’d like to share with you an entry from last week by R. Todd. To read the full, original post, click on the title.

Go Back To Sleep by R. Todd

I awoke at precisely 3.02 a.m., my internal alarm screaming at me – something was wrong.  I reached for my phone on the nightstand and pressed the home button, the light blinding me and causing me to squint as I checked the time. Rubbing my eyes, I listened, wondering what it was that could have woken me.

Over the whirring and knocking of the off-balanced ceiling fan that I had been meaning to fix for three years, I could barely hear the crying coming from the bathroom. I slide my hand to my wife’s side of the bed, and felt sheets where her body should have been, not that I needed to confirm it was her in our bathroom, but kind of hoping I was just hearing things, too. Sitting up on my elbow, I called out to her, “Maggie, are you ok?”

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 –

I missed the sunlight, and the rain on my skin, the wind in my hair; I missed it all.

As a bonus, I’m going to offer up an alternative sentence starter – one written by Louise Findlay: The shade of a tree spirit lingers at midnight.

Either 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: Story on a Postcard –

Write a piece of micro fiction; a story that would fit on a postcard. Your theme is love.

Thanks for stopping by.




Your prompts always get the creative juices flowing! 🙂

What sort of word count is micro ficton? Under 500?

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