Category Archives: Saturday Story Prompts

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 [2018.02.17]

By | February 17, 2018

1. Seven used to be a lucky number until the moon went dark. 2. The wind is strong enough today to send waves rippling over the surface of the lake. No one is there to greet me at the dock, I’m guessing what fish are left have fled the fires, hiding in the deepest reaches… Read More »

Saturday Story Prompts [2018.02.10]

By | February 10, 2018

1. The better she gets at journaling the more she realized her dreams aren’t meant to be recorded. 2. Soft blankets creep up over his shoulder as he settles into bed, tucking him into the house’s embrace. Featherlight but warm, they leach off the last of the mission’s bitter cold and welcome him home. 3.… Read More »

Saturday Story Prompts [2018.02.03]

By | February 3, 2018

1. The best clubs have bouncers that see past the glamour and let her in with a knowing smile. 2. Whispers follow him wherever he goes, like sharks behind ships the rumors swim in his shadows, waiting for the slightest misstep to flare to life again. 3. “I agreed to help the police,” said the… Read More »

Saturday Story Prompts [2018.01.27]

By | January 27, 2018

1. Everything is blackened, charred, but through the wreckage spring is slowing greening the world again. 2. “I’ll kill you!” But he couldn’t bring himself to pull the trigger. “You’re welcome to try.” Lachesis kept weaving. “But there’s no thread of mine to cut and nothing mortal can harm this loom. I came to earth… Read More »

Saturday Story Prompts [2018.01.20]

By | January 20, 2018

1. Old promises breed new lies and she’s forced back into patterns she swore she’d never walk again. 2. Nine cats sun themselves on my porch; one emissary from each of the eight holy clans sprawl in expanding circles of indifference around my familiar. 3. “I’d rather live with the regret,” he said, and pulled… Read More »

Saturday Story Prompts [2018.01.13]

By | January 13, 2018

1. Morning crept across the parking lot, setting the night on fire. 2. We never quite worked out teleporters, but we did work out long distance cloning. Finding out there are other Me’s walking around hundreds of light-years away –including the original– isn’t as disturbing as I thought it would be. 3. “Stop pretending this isn’t… Read More »

Saturday Story Prompts [2018.01.06]

By | January 6, 2018

1. The dragon uncoils from her neck as soon as they leave, the feel of its transformation from gold to flesh sends shivers down her arms. It coils up on her shoulder, hissing tiny insults at the men who had just insisted dragons were only myths. 2. Dark patches of earth linger where the oil had… Read More »

Saturday Story Prompts [2017.12.30]

By | December 30, 2017

1. Only faint echoes of the roads remain, traced out across the old-growth forests in fast growing pines and poplars. 2.  The bells chime four times, once for each quarter, in a cacophony of devotion. 3. “Have you ever thought about why magic doesn’t work for everyone?” She chucked a stone into the pond. “Not… Read More »

Saturday Story Prompts [2017.12.23]

By | December 23, 2017

1. The uncanny valley is long gone, robots look no less human than we do– when we want them to. 2. “I would have thought– ah. No, I see. You’ve done this on purpose.” He put the cube back on the table with distaste. “This apprenticeship is over.” 3. Death laps at the door in… Read More »

Saturday Story Prompts [2017.12.16]

By | December 16, 2017

1. The beach is made of crushed shell and not sand, a million tiny remnants of life ground down by time and the ocean. 2. “Light rarely makes it down this far,” she admonished as he hastily dimmed his flashlight. “As emissaries you need… practice.” 3. Space battles are fought by computer, the strikes and… Read More »