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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 [2017.09.16]

By | September 16, 2017
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1. Every year they killed the last of the dragons and every year the ocean birthed new ones.

2. She feels like she’s always packing up her life to move somewhere. An endless cycle of purging-packing-nesting that makes the concept of home seem distant and dreamlike.

3. The long distance ships are massive things, cobwebbed with transport systems. It would take days to walk from the bow to the stern, so even the failover systems have backups.

4. “Have you heard about the fire?”

5. The first day of summer vacation is always overwhelming– There’s no school to eat up his days and he can do anything. So much to do! So much to accomplish! …So he goes back to bed instead.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.09.09]

By | September 9, 2017
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1. When I was younger climbing trees ended in bruises instead of broken bones.

2. For centuries the aliens don’t notice us and we don’t notice them– we’re just too different, too alien to recognize each other.

3. “I explained the rules,” the genie said with a resigned frustration. “Multiple times. Wishes that violate the rules won’t work, no matter how convoluted your reasoning gets. This isn’t logic, this is magic.”

“You just say that because I haven’t figured it out yet.”

4. Volumes have been written on the art of war… we will be the first to author the books on peace.

5. Magic is trapped in the cracks of the stones, yellow-blue flashes of light that snap and pop are never quite green.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.09.02]

By | September 2, 2017
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1. “This is the last thing I wanted– to win by without any shred of honor left? But the phrophecy can’t go unfufilled.”

2. Cold winds creep sluggishly along the valley floor, the merest whisper of frost that hints at the storm to come.

3. Dogs sprawl about the campsite, exhausted but alert for the slightest sounds of food.

4. The light of the dying star dims as they fly closer, peeling off the centuries in a fast-forward dash to the present.

5. Songs are meant to be sung at certain times of day and punishment for singing out of step is swift and vicious.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.08.26]

By | August 26, 2017
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1. Radiation batters the sensors in a rush of static, but echoing through the noise is the heartbeat ping of the beacon.

2. “Everything ends.” He tossed the last shovel of dirt onto the gravemound and paused to wipe his brow. “Good things, bad things, it doesn’t matter. Take nothing for granted.”

3. The oldest races are the largest, evolved in a more forgiving world they have been slow to adapt to the new reality.

4. Someone calling during dinner was one of my grandmother’s gravest sins and I watched her outlast telemarketer after telemarketer in stoic silence.

5. Fine gray moss grows in the crevices, scattered like ashes across the collapsed brickwork.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.08.19]

By | August 19, 2017
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1. Spectral wolves guard the edges of the forest, hard slices of moonlight given life and purpose.

2. “Views like this are hard to come by.” She looked out into the void, but there was no joy there, no terror… all she felt was a deep aching sadness.

3. The birds race across the sky in a living thunderhead, flashing blue and white as the flock banks and dives to avoid the hawks.

4. Space travel will never be safe, just safe enough, and only that elusive threshold is keeping us from the stars.

5. Lulls in the fighting give them time to burn the dead before they turn.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.08.12]

By | August 12, 2017
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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
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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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