Here’s how it works. Each Wednesday throughout the summer, I will post some sort of writing prompt on this blog. It might be a picture, a word or phrase, or a bit of dialogue. It could even be a feeling or a smell.
Anyone who wishes to play along may write a scene or an entire story using the prompt. You can keep these stories to yourself if you like, using this as an exercise for your writing brain, or you may share with us in the comments below. Occasionally I will share my scene or story as well.
If you choose to share your story in the comments, please keep it clean. I started this series by request of a student, and would like to keep it where people of all ages and backgrounds can participate.
There are no winners and losers here, no prizes or fame to be had. My intent is for everyone who participates to have fun and be encouraged.
Here is the writing prompt for this week.
A few questions to get you started: What kind of spider is this? Why is it this color? Where is it going? Who saw it? (Remember, you don't have to address every question: I only answered two in the story below.)
"Who knew you could Kool-Aid dye a spider?" asked Kasey, "That is the cutest spider I have ever seen."
"Cute?" said Kim, "You have got to be kidding me...I was trying to kill the ugly thing. I hate spiders!"
"You shouldn't kill spiders, they are highly beneficial," said Kasey.
"I don't care if they can cure cancer and eliminate world hunger," said Kim, "they all need to die."
Thanks for reading. Leave your story or scene in the comments if you would like.