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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 [2017.08.12]

By | August 12, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. “You never know what you’ll find in one of these, but statistics don’t lie.” She glared at the abandoned storage locker and the hours of work ahead of them.

“So… trash?”

2. Leftovers, if they’re lucky enough to have any, form the base for the next day’s stew or go into the pit for the pigs.

3. Dragons eat everything: animals, plants, dirt… The fuel required to keep the massive beasts healthy has them constantly in motion and always hungry.

4. Doing asteroid work is the best kind of escape, out here’s there’s nothing for years but me and the rocks.

5. Red is easiest dye to make, the fields are lush with pokeweed and huckleberries.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.08.05]

By | August 5, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. Thousands of other civilizations have come and gone before the first humans arrive to join the war.

2. There’s a rhythm to morning drive-through he can get lost in, but the sudden arrival of a bus throws the kitchen into chaos.

3. Gold paint adorns the acolytes, intricate patterns that catch the light from the stained-glass windows and bring them one step closer to the divine.

4. “Pull and twist, don’t just pull.” Father tugs his own weed out of the ground as she watches carefully, frustrated but determined to get this right.

5. The quartz spiders are giant delicate things, crystalline legs flexing like blades of grass as they hunt silently along the cavern walls.

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This 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 [2017.07.29]

By | July 29, 2017
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1. I learned to lie almost as soon as I learned to speak.

2. For the first few months she watches the stars every chance she gets, curled up on the observation deck’s benches and lost in dreams of what could be.

3.“It’s easy to hide magic in the mundane. People are always willing to dismiss things as tricks of the light or imagination instead of facing the idea that the world is bigger than they think.”

4.There are thick fabric steps woven into the mammoth’s girth that lead into the riding canopy.

5. Jumping off the ledge is something he can’t bring himself to do. Night after night he walks to the line between life and death and every morning he goes home again.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.07.22]

By | July 22, 2017
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1. “You are the first person to ask me that in a long time,” the sphynx said, eyes full of unexpected grief.

2. Here is where we’ll build again, beneath the shadows cast by the Midnight mountains. It’s not as fertile nor as welcoming as the home we left, but it’s easily defended and that’s all that matters now.

3. Kings lie. If there was ever a universal truth, he knew in his bones it was that.

4. The river spits and snarls with the fury of the ice melt, ripping away at its bed until only the rock is left and it polishes that to an unholy shine.

5. Nothing had prepared her for the odd silences that echoed in the building’s burnt out shell.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.07.15]

By | July 15, 2017
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1. South is the desert and a lonely death.

2. The paintings surrounding the throne were done in black and white, a massive square of intricate details that entrapped the eye and clouded the mind.

3. “It’s the only thing my mother left me,” she said as she carefully unwrapped the necklace from its fabric mummification.

4. Under the gaze of the full moon the clearing took on an unearthly glow, lichen and river stones dancing with fairy lights.

5. There’s food and water, but the stray cat ignores both to curl up on his lap, purring loud enough to echo in his bones.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.07.08]

By | July 8, 2017
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1. Last night I put my heart into a devotional balloon and gave it away to the Gods for safekeeping.

2. Elephants have spent long decades learning how to survive in a world of men, so it shouldn’t have been so startling that they acted as our ambassadors to the aliens.

3. Thin, malnourished trees line the driveway. Their leaves yellowing and curled in pain against the harsh summer sun.

4. “People are as cruel as society lets them be. It wasn’t his fault he grew into this monster, it was our fault for not training him not to.” He deftly mummified the body in burlap. “I can’t help all the kids, but I can sure as hell clean up the mess.”

5. Zesting oranges turns out to be much harder than Grandmother made it look.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.07.01]

By | July 1, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. His fame is a fleeting blast of public outcry and lawsuits, sharp enough to wound, but not kill.

2. Places are set around the long table in a ceremony that lasts hours. Each place setting has a specific purification and consecration ritual that must be perfect for the process to continue.

3. “Just because you want it to be true isn’t enough.” The owl make short work of the mouse and then cleaned its beak. “Magic isn’t the sort of thing that listens to want.”

4. Seashells litter the beach after the storm and it’s all she can do not to spend the morning throwing them back into the waves.

5. Most of space is empty, but that’s a hard concept to grasp until you’re actually out in the void. He revels in the short breaks between jump points and the chance to feel incredibly tiny as he stands in the holographic map.

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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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