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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 [16.07.23]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. He knocks four times before she answers.

2. There are secrets hidden in the bottom of Quarry Lake, but none of them can dive deep enough to reach them

3. Space Station mechanics hold the lives of everyone in their hands. It’s a terrifying burden that wears away at their nerves and drives them planetside for respite.

4. “You aren’t the first person to ask me for rain,” the dragon said, uncoiling slowly from its lake. “But you are the first willing to pay the price.”

5. Watching her friends dance around the limitation they couldn’t get a job without a car and couldn’t get a car without a job was incredibly frustrating. So when her great-aunt left her an unexpected fortune she ignored her new investment advisors and started a non-profit taxi service instead.

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We’re in the final stretch of Camp NaNoWriMo, good luck to everyone! 😀

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!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts [16.07.16]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. She’s forgotten how to use her wings.

2. “In my day it wasn’t polite to be imaginary.” Grandmama gave the jackalope a pointed glare over the top of her knitting.

3. Stars only glitter pleasantly planetside, in space they’re cold unwavering points of light.

4. The oddest part of being turned into a child is having to relearn how to act like one.

5. The boulders are covered in moss and slick with diamonds of morning dew. She can see his footprints clearly, but knows she can’t move fast enough before the rising sun wipes them away.

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I hope everyone is having a great July 2016 Camp NaNoWriMo! 😀

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!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts [16.07.09]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. Dragons eat armour as well as flesh and extrude the metals into their scales, so you can tell how many armies have fallen to a wyrm by the ripples of steel.

2. Immortality wears all the novelty out of life. After a few thousand years there are few things she hasn’t done and true death is all the more enticing for its evasiveness.

3. “Why don’t they have cooking shows for beginners?” She frowned at the thirty-second clip of the show that made filleting fish look effortless. “They make all of this look so easy, it feels even worse when I fail.”

“If it makes you feel better, watching “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” makes me feel horrible as well.” He looked down at the piles of papers left to grade.

4. He desperately wants to fit in, but even with the thickest glamours they seem to know instinctively he isn’t human.

5. If anyone objects they’re too scared to admit it.

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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!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts [16.07.02]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. The light of the second sun fades with the dragons and when the last one dies the skies go dark in mourning.

2.  “I just bought this!” She shook the flashlight a few times before tossing it to her partner. “You’re the tech genius, make yourself useful.”

3.  Sea magic ebbs with the tide, but out where the land is only a memory it’s unstoppable.

4. I used to spend hours dreaming about what life would be like when I grew up. Now I cling to what’s left of my memories and try not to think about the future.

5. Their language has no words for apology and the translation teams stumble around the concepts of guilt and blame. In this world there are mistakes… and nothing more.

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Happy July 2016 Camp NaNoWriMo! 😀

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!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts [16.06.25]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. I wished on a star once and it came true… I’ve spent the rest of my life being careful never to wish again.

2. The horses that live in the valley are sacred, sworn to the service of the God Under the Mountain. When the boy-king’s armies march down from the mountains, he orders them slaughtered in the name of a new god and the rivers run with blood.

3. Her fingers dance over the keyboards, redefining friend and foe as the station’s AI slowly wakes from hibernation.

4. “I thought I’d forgotten you,” he reached out, but dropped his hand before he could touch her face. “I thought that you’d faded away, but you pop-up when I least expect it.”

5. The snow hisses as it strikes the ground.

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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!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts [16.06.18]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. The rush of molten blood beneath the dragon’s skin brightens its scales until it nearly glows in fury.

2. I left home when I was forty-nine and I don’t regret a minute of it.

3. “Right, so we’re unarmed, outnumbered, and there’s no cavalry coming. Would this be a good time to say ‘I told you so’ or should I wait until we’re actually captured?”

4. The woods are full of constant noise. Rustling leaves, the scratch of tiny nails against the bark, all punctuated with gusts of wind that bend heavier bows creaking under its push.

5. Loose horses are as common as dogs in the village and it takes her a few days to get used to the idea that they haven’t escaped.

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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!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Saturday Story Prompts [16.06.11]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. The winds are hushed this time of year, but the constant caress of air feels like sandpaper across his skin.

2. Wolves travel in packs, snakes travel alone, and illwulf packs shatter and reform as they move, torn apart by their conflicting natures.

3. “Work as hard as you like, effort can never replace talent.”

“To professional ears no, but to everyone else?” He waved a hand at the empty seats. “They won’t care, they’ll just enjoy the show. So go back to your ivory towers, I have work to do.”

4. Her sister was always the pretty one, always the golden child who could do no wrong.. Until she fell and took them all down with her.

5. It took them a while to realize that time travel was really time and dimensional travel and by that point it was too late to find their way home again.

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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!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!