Saturday, April 22, 2017

Posted by Laurel Garver on Saturday, April 22, 2017 13 comments
Welcome, A-Z Blogging Challenge friends. This year, my theme is Prompt-a-day, with fun or thought-provoking writing prompts to use as a story start, warm up, or creativity stretching exercise.

Shock


The neighbors explain they will be returning to their home planet tomorrow.



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13 comments:

  1. Writing prompts are great. It's amazing what can inspire a wonderful story. Find me here. LINK

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    1. Indeed. They're such a helpful tool. Thanks for coming by!

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  2. Story response: SHOCK: pregnant after a secret affair with neighbour. What will the baby be like?

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    1. Love it! I'm guessing baby is part shapeshifter if the daddy was able to blend in so well.

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  3. If they were like my actual neighbours, I'd be rejoicing and thinking that it explained a lot! Safe to say we don't get on...

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    1. Have fun planning the virtual "good riddance" party! :-)

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  4. Hmmm... with a twist... The neighbors explain they will be returning to their home planet--Earth--tomorrow.

    Trudy @ Reel Focus
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    1. Love it! It was an ordinary day in Zebulon X, when the portal sensor chimed. It was our neighbors, with the odd name Smith. "So, this is goodbye," Lady Smith said. "Tomorrow we head back home. Back to our home planet, a place called Earth."

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  5. Hi Laurel - as it's Earth Day - I'll say at long last thank goodness they are leaving Earth to us earthlings ... perhaps it should have been R for Relief, but after I'd got over S for the Shock of who or what they were/are!!! cheers Hilary

    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/s-for-sheep.html

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    1. Indeed. I expect one would be spending the final day living next to the aliens wondering why their alien-ness had gone unnoticed.

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  6. In my ninth grade literatre class we use to get a weekly writing prompt. It usually had somethng to do with the book we were reading at the time. I really enjoyed the exercise even though it wasn't always a fiction story that came out fo it. While I may never write a novel, maybe I should go back to the writing prompts and seeing what comes of it.

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    1. And if you want to stop by my blog, Girl Who Reads

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    2. Glad to hear you have good memories of using them (some writers don't). Prompts can be helpful simply as a warm-up before you dig into another project, or to stretch creatively when you feel like you've gotten into a rut.

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