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Saturday Story Prompts are a weekly collection of five short snippits of story that my Muses never went further with. Hopefully they’ll spark a story for someone else!

Saturday Story Prompts [2017.02.18]

By | February 18, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. They seed the edges of the roads as they walk and within weeks the path is overcome with fast growing vines.

2. Appointments are scarce this time of year and she finds herself stuck wedging it in between hot yoga and a tarot reading.

3. “There is no opting out. If you refuse to do this voluntarily, we’ll do it ourselves and bring you along. There’s nothing in the prophecy that says you have to survive the final battle, only that you have to be there.”

4. Flames lick up the walls and dance across the ceiling, burning away the dust and filth and leaving the surfaces beneath untouched.

5. I wanted to be a bricklayer when I was young. Watching them work, building house after house in my neighborhood, creating homes from mud… seemed almost magical.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.02.11]

By | February 11, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. Dragon riders lie by the hundreds on rows of narrow cots, their bodies tended to by orderlies as their minds fly out, entwined with their mounts.

2. “You’ve forgotten our bargain,” the demon said as it wound its way up out of the well.

“That was my father’s bargain, not mine.”

3. The ship’s orbit has decayed since her last visit and the sun now hovers in perpetual sunrise out the port window.

4. Every seventh stepping stone is made of obsidian to keep the fairies off the path.

5. Traffic finally grinds to a halt just close enough to his exit that he can just see the exit ramp curling off to the right. Unfortunately he can also see the burning tractor trailer that’s lying sideways across his way to work.

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Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.02.04]

By | February 4, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. The uniform’s jacket is a patchwork of embroidery, each small design is a signifier of battles survived and the sheer number of them makes even the toughest thug shy away.

2. WiFi Drones circle overhead in long lazy loops, following the crowds like seagulls.

3. “Are those the frog toes? Awesome, just put it over there next to the case of newt eyes–  No, no, STOP! You almost crushed the bat wool, have you got any idea how much that costs?”

4. The mist never rolls down from the mountains and the valley is as dry as the peaks are damp.

5. The aliens try for years to pass along their warning, but they’re too foreign for humanity to recognize the attempts. Millennia later we’ve finally realised what they’d been trying to tells us… but it’s too late.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.01.28]

By | January 28, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. The grasslands are eerily silent during the heat of the day, but as night falls they slowly come alive with a swelling chorus of life.

2. “I knew your father before the change,” she looked down at the ruins of her hands. “He was a good man once, please try and remember that.”

3. Humans are a liability in space, but he’s spent so long trapped on the ground he’s willing to do anything to be able to look down instead of up.

4. The horses are the colors of burnished metals and they thunder across the hillside almost glowing in the sunlight.

5. Here, here belled the hounds as the demon came to bay against the cliffs. Here, here they called to their huntsmen as they showed the monster that there was a difference between mere dogs and the Cŵn Annwn.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.01.21]

By | January 21, 2017
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1. Fire creeps along the forest floor like thick slime, flames unnaturally slow in the heavy magic.

2. “No one asked for your opinion,” she snapped through her sobs and the angel had the audacity to shrug.

“You all die eventually,” he said. “What’s the point in waiting?”

3. The beds are lined with thick fleece blankets instead of sheets, soft as down and twice as warm once he’s tucked inside.

4. Older spaceships are cheaper to buy, but they’re a gamble. It’s rare to find parts out here, so over time ships become their own unique MacGyver’d Frankenstein. What you get depends entirely on how good (or crazy) the last engineer was.

5. Their horses are wary as the giant wolves approach, but suddenly settle down. It isn’t until much later that she learns it wasn’t magic, but the wolves natural ability to modify their scents. Apparently pack horses are fine with you looking scary as long as you act peacefully and smell like food.

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Creative Commons LicenseThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

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