Writing Prompt – Uncommon Flower

All I can really say about this year is that it’s been something else. Some would say that it’s the worst year ever or the worst year or their lives and for some that is certainly true. I’ll just say it’s been different and as the year comes to a close let us hope that the new year harolds better things for everyone whether this was a bad year for them or even a good one.

Writing Prompt

I thought it appropriate to end the year on this prompt since it deals with beginnings and the future. It also deals with uncertainty as what the flower in the prompt means is open ended. Like the chocolate cosmos in the picture above, the flower that harolded the birth of the character in the prompt is an uncommon one. They may know what they means or they may not.

(more…)

Dialogue Prompt – You Should Be Dead

Some people just have bad aim. The people trying to kill the second character in this prompt seem to be among those. Most likely they did try multiple ways to kill them, but clearly none of them worked and you are left with a lot of questions after this conversation.

Writing Prompt

It’s hard to even say what the first question is, because so many seem to be important here. As such I will start with the one that comes first to mind which is, why are they trying to kill this person? There is no context as there usually isn’t with dialogue prompts, but we know that a lot of people have tried to kill this person and we don’t know why.

(more…)

Character Bank – Centaur Likes Shiny Things

There is something quite fun about this character. It doesn’t say much about her and it doesn’t need to. She is eccentric, so she’s probably not part of the in crowd. Maybe she doesn’t have a lot of friends or maybe she mostly has friends who share similar interests to her.

Writing Prompt

She is a centaur, which is, quite important to note since that does a lot to describe what she looks like. No colors are mentioned regarding her, but it’s likely that her horse parts and her human parts probably are normal colors for horses and humans. They may or may not make sense together. It is, of course, possible that she dyes parts of her hair. She could have a pink tail and purple hair for all we know.

(more…)

Character Bank – Hair Like a Thundercloud

The idea that there is someone or something higher than us can be quite comforting or absolutely terrifying, depending on what you believe about such a person. Are they the kind of person who wants whats best for you and the people you love or are the type who wants to punish you for every wrong, real or otherwise?

Writing Prompt

Who they are affects how much you want them in your life or if you want them in your life. Both questions are quite important and depending on them, assuming of course they are real, it may or may not be up to you if they are in your life or not. You may have no choice in the matter or it may be fully up to you.

(more…)

Character Bank – Mute Witches Daughter

As the daughter of a witch, this character probably was brought up learning how to do whatever things a witch does. Perhaps she is a healer. Perhaps she learned how to curse people similar to how she was cursed. It’s likely that she knows much about the trade unless she actively doesn’t want to know things about it.

Writing Prompt

The information implies that the person who cursed her is also a witch and that he or she did so are the bequest of her tribe. The wording seems to imply that they are in tribes though if this is tribes of witches or tribes that have a witch in a specific position is for you to decide.

(more…)

Character Bank – Cybernetic Limbed Local

Unlike some of the other characters that tend to be more fantasy or modern day characters with maybe a splash of historical characters in for fun, this one tends to fit more into a science fiction setting, though she certainly could be in a modern day setting with modern day prosthetic technology.

Writing Prompt

The prompt doesn’t actually say which limb is cybernetic, but it does only mention a singular limb. She might have more than one, but this seems unlikely given the wording.

She is from the city. This implies that she is from the city that you are currently in, but may not mean that. She may be from a big city and is currently in a more rural area which she also well acquainted with.

(more…)

Character Bank – Barmaid in the Revolution

Imagine if you will being in the middle of a war and losing a sibling. Sadly for many people this isn’t hard to imagine because this is their reality.

It is not clear from the prompt if the revolution is still going on or not. What is clear is that the revolution took her brother from her. It also doesn’t say how close they were, but it’s safe to say she was not neutral on the situation.

Writing Prompt

There is so much that we don’t know about this woman. We know generally what she looks like and a bit of her personality and her occupation. That is a good starting place for sure.

Does she have other family? Is the revolution still going on? Which side was she on? Which side was her brother on? If it’s over, who won? If it’s not, do both sides believe they can still win?

(more…)

Writing Prompt – Which Twin

You are the parent of identical twins. As they grow up people always want to know how you tell them apart. Most likely there are many ways you tell them apart, some you might not even be able to verbalize, just knowing this twin is this twin and that twin is that twin.

Writing Prompt

They get older and they learn to speak. Now, they are able to tell people who they are themselves and the question probably still comes, but at least now the twins can identify which twin they are without your help. They are unique individuals who have their own personalities, their own likes and dislikes just in general their own people. This all goes well enough until one day it doesn’t.

(more…)

Family Traditions

Every family has their traditions and with Christmas coming tomorrow I would like to tell you about one of ours. My family comes from German ancestry and according to my mom that is where this tradition originate from, though I am sure parts of it are unique to our family.

(more…)

Character Bank – Tall Mermaid

I have to admit that one thing I never considered about mermaids was whether or not they were tall, so the idea of a tall mermaid has me, as a relatively tall woman, curious. Beyond the fact that I’m pretty sure she’s taller than I am, I find myself relating to her in various ways. We both like braided hair, though mine generally is not in a braid and when it is, it is hardly neat. Her tail is one of my favorite colors and we both like sweets.

Writing Prompt

Of course a lot of people like sweets, so that’s not saying a lot on the last point. Also, like her I like rings. Unlike her, I don’t really wear them much, but I like her choice of a flower ring and a jeweled ring. I wonder if it’s a real flower and if so what kind of flower works well in water and if she has to replace it as it dies or if she has someway to keep the flower alive.

(more…)