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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 [2017.03.25]

By | March 25, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. I was the best of the best, I had to be to get this diplomatic posting, but even after years on-planet I still had trouble gauging their emotions.

2. When he turns forty tiny silver scales begin to creep out from his hairline, inching slowly outwards as the days pass and the curse soaks into his bones.

3. The dark and light sides of the planet are both too inhospitable to colonize, so they spread out along the circumference enwrapped in a perpetual dusk and dawn.

4. The magic pops and flashes in miniature fireworks as we get closer.

5. “I wish you could have seen her when she was new.” She ran a hand down the battered hull with a wistful smile just short of tears.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.03.18]

By | March 18, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. The walls of the canyon are steep, but rough and he has no problems finding handholds as he works his way to the top. They may have barred him from the path itself, but it can’t keep him from following alongside.

2. Generations of dragons have worn deep clawmarks into the mountainside as they catch the cliffs on landing, so it’s easy to see from the hillside where the hatching caves lie.

3. “If I had meant you to learn it, I would have taught it to you.” His aunt snapped the book closed sharply and the spine huffed dust. “I told your mother I don’t care for curious minds, now I’m telling you.”

4. Magic is a lot like computer programming, it doesn’t care what you meant to do it only cares what you’ve actually said.

5. The lantern’s light is thin and more green than white, but it’s enough to read the console.

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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!)

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 [2017.03.11]

By | March 11, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. The flowers actively seek the sun, twisting on rubbery stalks to mark out its passage across the sky.

2. “You use magic for completely ridiculous things!” He waved his arms. “You use it to wash pots and make pens that never run out of ink– Where’s the real magic? You can defy the laws of physics and all you can think of to do is change the color of the cat’s fur!?”

3. As the atmosphere thickens she slowly transforms, curling the last vestiges of solar sails into wings meant to cup air and not sunlight.

4. When they finally run out of bullets their guns find other jobs as makeshift hammers and pry bars.

5. A faint wind begins to creep along the floorboards as the ship floats forward on the curtain of air.

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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!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Have $1.00?? 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 [2017.03.04]

By | March 4, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. The last person to step onto the dias was only a child and there was a long pause as the demon considered his choices.

2. In the end the flight was delayed five hours and there was no one left at the airport to meet him.

3. “Magic must be mastered, not wooed.” She snapped the flimsy construct with a single blow. “If you don’t believe you have complete control, why should the magic?”

4. Space is a beautiful vast nothingness and whenever she had the helm alone she’d reduce the opacity of the shields until she could see forever.

5. The mules are still refusing to eat and none of them know why or how to fix it… but without the pack animals there’s no way they’ll make it over the pass alive.

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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 [2017.02.25]

By | February 25, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. When he came home from work the only thing waiting at the door was a post-it note that said ‘Goodbye’.

2. Thousands of fish fling themselves from the ocean trying to escape the carnage and for a brief moment the line between the sea and the sky is obliterated.

3. If anyone was missing a large black dog with eyes the color of corn, they never came looking, and that’s how we ended up with old Shuck.

4. The missiles are meant to push, not penetrate and impact sends the ship spinning wildly, forcing the AI to burn fuel to compensate.

5. It took me a long time to realize out I was a psychic vampire, my Grandmother’s attempts at explanation were hampered by alzheimer’s and my mother was entombed in the care of city psychiatrists.

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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!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Have $1.00?? 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!