Saturday, April 1

Posted by Laurel Garver on Saturday, April 01, 2017 6 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.


The April Fool's prank that made history.

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Q4U: How might you spin this prompt in an unexpected direction? How about as a horror story or an epic poem?


  1. Hmmm. Interesting! I'm always afraid of pranks going wrong and someone getting hurt or being horribly embarrassed so I'd probably start from there and have some fun with this prompt!

    1. Oh yeah, I hear you on that one. Sometimes the pranks that seem epic in concept go wrong in ways one can't imagine. Happy writing!

  2. @ Laurel - I think April Fool things worked so well years ago - now there's too much manipulation ... but at home with the little ones - why not ... and laughter just encourages so much more laughter - love amusing people ... cheers Hilary

    1. All the big companies are getting into making huge hoax campaigns, like this year Google has "Google Gnome"--a digital assistant for your yard. Those are pretty fun, actually. But indeed, it gets to a point where you can't trust anything you hear on April 1.

  3. What a fun prompt. Looking forward to seeing what else you come up with for A to Z! @mirymom1 from
    Balancing Act

    1. Thanks, Samantha. Lots more fun to come (and some more serious ones in the mix as well).