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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 [2017.01.21]

By | January 21, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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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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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.01.14]

By | January 14, 2017
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1. There’s a hole in the sky where the moon used to be.

2. The bedposts curl up over the bed and split into a thousand branches just higher than her fingers can reach, each one trimmed with thin wooden leaves.

3. Waves lap against the beach, a slow gently sweep that lures bathers into the undertow.

4. The djinn gives them as many wishes as they want, reveling in their increasing despair as he makes each one into a curse instead of a blessing.

5. “I salted your brother’s grave for a reason,” her Mother snapped as she snatched the shovel away.

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Saturday Story Prompts [17.01.06]

By | January 7, 2017
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1. “No one meant to leave her behind, it just… happened.” The worst part was he didn’t even sound concerned.

2. There’s the ruins of a King’s Stairway carved into the mountainside near the pass. The hand-carved steps worn dangerously smooth by the sandstorms and the inlaid metals long ago scavenged by thieves.

3. Every afternoon the valley burns when the suns converge their gaze upon it.

4. “All magic is borrowed magic,” her mother chided. “Do you really think the Elves would just give you such a gift? There’s a price, you just haven’t found it yet.”

5. They laughed at the wooden swords until they learned the hard way that they were edged in razor thin shards of obsidian.

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.12.31]

By | December 31, 2016
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1. After the storm had passed and the shattering cracks of collapsing trees died off she expected silence, but amidst the devastation life continued.

2. “You’ll find no jobs here,” he said with a polite confusion. “Everyone has a place, a purpose in this town– we’ve no empty spaces for anyone new.”

3. The ponies in the pens are all tiny stocky things, meant for pack work and pulling wagons. Face to face with the herds he finally realized why everyone had given him suspicious looks when he talked about riding horses at home.

4. Her sisterhood is immortal, but not invulnerable. Valkyries and avenging angels at heart, they haunt the battlefields and learn how to live with the scars.

5. The night is full of dancing lights, tiny phosphorescent bugs that swarm and churn along the wavetops mimicking the pulses of plankton below.

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.12.24]

By | December 24, 2016
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1. Four generations scraped out a living in that dusty valley until the rains came again.

2. He’s practiced the move thousands of times– it’s instinct, not purposeful action that saves him from the blow.

3. “Have you never wanted to go home again?”

4. As they move further into the fog it slowly solidifies, clinging to skin and clothes in strands of damp spiderweb.

5. The office building is the same stoic brick as the rest of the block and he hesitates before entering. Basic and boring, and not at all the place he’d expected to have to face a fairy court.

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