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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 [2017.06.24]

By | June 24, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. I dream of the old house whenever it rains.

2. “If you win every time, then it’s not a very good game.” Grandfather shuffled the cards and redelt. “Everyone needs to learn how to lose.”

3. His ship is old, but well maintained and the cosmetic damage is as much camouflage as laziness.

4. She knew him from another life, violent and brief, where he’d been the one good thing between birth and death, and for a moment the memories overwhelmed her.

5. The sea is crystal clear and this far from shore the slow moving waves look like ripples of glass.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.06.17]

By | June 17, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. The horses notice they are being followed before the dogs do.

2. “River stones are an oracle, if you read them right.” She reached into the water without looking and drew out three rocks. “White is death, red is change, black is statis– there’s a book I can lend you if you want.”

3. Overnight the dragons have made a mess of the pens, leaving behind scorched earth, claw marks, and what’s left of his sheep.

4. Snarled by the magic, the snow comes down as hail.

5. There is life in space, tucked in amount the stardust and solar winds, and it flourishes here just as it does in the extremes of Earth.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.06.10]

By | June 10, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. He wakes to the sound of screams and the heavy smell of smoke and charred garbage. Someone’s set the city’s rivers on fire.

2. The foal has four white legs, harbingers of the worst kinds of luck, and they remove it from the stable as soon as it can stand.

3. “‘Youth is wasted on the young’ is such a stupid saying.” She waved a hand dismissively. “Nothing lived is wasted. So maybe I don’t meet your ridiculous standards, so what? I won’t let you ruin my life over it.”

4. The weather abruptly changes over the weekend, sending them scrambling from sandals and shorts to snow shovels and winter coats.

5. Toys meant for zero gravity don’t work planetside and local craftsmen have made a killing developing knock-offs that do.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.06.03]

By | June 3, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. It wasn’t until centuries later, when science had once again risen from the ashes that they were able to analysis the statue properly… and determine it really was cursed.

2. Dark brown horses flow down the hill like birds.

3. “You can’t help thinking of what could have been.” He said, not looking up from his work. “It’s not a failure of character, it’s life.”

4. Sparks pop from the campfire as the pine sap burns and they spend a few frantic minutes clearing things from their path.

5. The dogs bring the night with them and it laps at edges of the camp, dimming the torchlights.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.05.27]

By | May 27, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. My grandmother made a promise to the river when she was a child and each night the waters call on her to keep it.

2. This close to the star the solar winds are playing merry havoc with sensors meant for deep space travel, but there’s no way to turn off the warnings.

3. “That wasn’t the lesson!” She objected frowning at the embers. “You were supposed to draw on the element of earth to smother the fire, not– whatever it was you did.”

“I removed the oxygen from the air, it’s the same thing! Ish.”

4. There’s a string of storms tearing across the valley, short violent bursts of thunder and rain that last just long enough to terrify.

5. Halloween has moved from neighborhoods to parking lots, but he stubbornly decorates the house each year, even if the closest children will come is in passing cars.

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