I’ve been working on reviewing and critiquing for the last week. It’s finally time to get back to my own fiction. Craziness abounds, but I find refuge in my writing.
1. Your protagonist found a little down time for a favorite activity. What is it?
2. Down time is over! Your protagonist is working at home, maybe on balancing his checkbook, and he hears a beeping, but can’t quite identify the source. Try as he might, he can’t ignore it. What is it? What does he find?
3. Write a short story aimed at a young adult audience in which a group of friends is doing a science project in a local creek. They’re using a net to catch turtles, but catch something else. What?
4. Today in 1888, Jack the Ripper killed his third and fourth victims, Elizabeth Stride and Catherine Eddowes. Write a story from the point of view of an unseen witness to these killings.
5. Today is the observance of Blasphemy Day, founded in 2009 to encourage people to openly express their skepticism of religion. Pick an angle– or the opposite angle of what you believe– and write a short passage professing your belief/disbelief.