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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 [2017.05.27]

By | May 27, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. My grandmother made a promise to the river when she was a child and each night the waters call on her to keep it.

2. This close to the star the solar winds are playing merry havoc with sensors meant for deep space travel, but there’s no way to turn off the warnings.

3. “That wasn’t the lesson!” She objected frowning at the embers. “You were supposed to draw on the element of earth to smother the fire, not– whatever it was you did.”

“I removed the oxygen from the air, it’s the same thing! Ish.”

4. There’s a string of storms tearing across the valley, short violent bursts of thunder and rain that last just long enough to terrify.

5. Halloween has moved from neighborhoods to parking lots, but he stubbornly decorates the house each year, even if the closest children will come is in passing cars.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.05.20]

By | May 20, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. They hear the seagulls long before they see the fishing ships and the hints of blood that slowly overtake the blue.

2. Snowdrifts line the windward side of the house all the way out to the roof, making it look like no one lives on the lot at all.

3. She’s never seen a spaceship, for all the years of work she’s done fixing the insides. Sure, there are pictures in the repair manuals and virtual reality flybys in training, but just once she’d like to see it for herself.

4. “Ability is meaningless without control,” the fox chided. “Would you use the river to water your garden instead of a gentle rain?”

5. Time travel is great for fixing past mistakes, but it doesn’t purge the memories or the guilt.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.05.13]

By | May 13, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. A place is set at the table for father every night, but everyone knows he’s never coming home.

2. “Mules are safer mounts than horses for these mountains.” The packmaster brushed aside the Prince’s objections. “We run into trouble? Horses run. Our mules, they stand and fight.”

3. If there was a container that could tip, the fat orange cat was only a whisker away.

4. Snow machines don’t work as well in the summer, but they still kick out enough clouds of snow to turn July into a winter wonderland.

5.The book seeks them out one by one, children who would trade anything to escape the lives they’re trapped in, and it offers them a bargain.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.05.06]

By | May 6, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. The sword glows softly in the moonlight, feeding on the dreams of the dead.

2. The paints are all dull and earth-toned. She does her best, but the mural screams for the splashes of vibrant yellows and blues that she can’t replicate.

3. “I didn’t abandon her! I just… thought it was best if she had one less mess in her life to cleanup after.”

4. When life is too much for them to handle they retreat into books… and sometimes they don’t come out again.

5. Thunderclouds break beneath them with every wingbeat, snarled with lightning and heavy with icy rain.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.04.29]

By | April 29, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. He’s been focused on forgetting for so long that it’s painful to peel away that blanketing layer where life happens without context and begin to remember again.

2. It was inevitable they’d crash someday, she’d just thought they’d have more time before statistics caught up to them.

3. There’s a cliff in the clouds where the thunderheads boil up, up, to where the air’s too thin to fly. She’s dreamed of perching there, at the top of the sky, with the stars at her back and her troubles so far below.

4. For a moment the blue moon’s light is overpowering and the sharp silhouette of a unicorn dances across the trees.

5. There are no royal bloodlines, no governmental elections, they just keep repeating ‘the stone chooses the King’, but they refuse to tell him how.

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