Liam J Cross


Writing prompts are there to aid writers; they’re there to get them over that initial hurdle of developing an idea from nothing but a blank screen. They’re perfect for those times when you can’t quite make a start, when the words won’t flow; when your fingers essentially refuse to type.

So, because these prompts, and all of the other prompts around the world, are there to help, I hope they have been helpful to at least one person who reads these short articles. If you do use one of these prompts, and write something based on it/because of it, please link me to it or leave a comment to let me know – I’d love to read some of your work!


The Prompt

It’s dark, you’re home alone, it’s getting late. You see your mother sitting on her bed as you walk by. It seems you aren’t home alone. No biggie. She must’ve just returned home and you didn’t hear her. So you walk on, ignoring the strangeness.

You get halfway down the stairs when you hear her calling on you, only not from upstairs, but from the basement.


Now Go Create

This is essentially a writing prompt that was prompted by a short story I saw on Facebook, so it’s sort of like a double writing prompt. It just goes to show how helpful they are though, because without seeing that short story I wouldn’t have come up with that prompt and this post wouldn’t have happened.

Writing prompts can be anywhere. They can exist at any time and in any format – that’s what makes them such a beautiful thing. Anything that gives power to artists and creators, anything that feeds the buzz of the creative mind, is something worth sharing with the world.

I share these posts in the hopes of inspiring others, that way they can share their words with the world too. That’s the meaning of all this: be inspired and then go inspire others. I’m beginning to think that the world would be such a mechanically beautiful place if everyone on it was a writer…

(Featured image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/llowrain/5523800294)

 

 

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