Writing Prompt: 100-word Challenge

For this writing prompt, you will write exactly 100 words. Not 99. Not 101. 100.

You must include the following five words in whatever way you see fit (you can alter plurality if necessary):

  • Candles
  • Blue
  • Mustache
  • Vial
  • Drinks

Your story must have a beginning, a middle, and an end. Have fun! Because these are only 100 words, feel free to post your story right into the comment.

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Writing Prompt: Thanksgiving

Write a scene in which your favorite literary character joins your family or friends for Thanksgiving, and create some tension. You have up to 1,000 words. Have fun!

Weekly Writing Prompt: Gender-Swapping

wall-2794569_1920William Shakespeare did this all the time–he wrote characters taking on opposite gender roles. This makes us think about gender in different ways. He’s not the only writer to have done so on a regular basis, either, and writers are still doing it today.

So for your prompt, I want you to take a fairy tale and write it with the protagonist in a different gender. For example, if you have a female protagonist, you can rewrite the fairy tale with a character who identifies as transgender, and/or non-binary, male, or self-described gender. Pay particular attention to the binary cues that exist in the original fairy tale.

There’s no length requirement on this one. Do the subject justice.

Feel free to post a link to your story in the comments below!

Weekly Writing Prompt: Dialogue

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This week’s prompt focuses on dialogue. Write a 500-word scene that uses only dialogue. No tags. No actions. If it’s not said between quotes, don’t write it.

Feel free to share a link to your story in the comments below!