Monday, July 21, 2008

Wish With a Twist

You've heard the old axiom, "Be careful what you wish for." Today's prompt will play on that saying. Grant your character a wish, but give the fulfillment a twist. For example, if you character has longed to have braces and finally gets that perfect smile but then takes a tumble and knocks out a front tooth. That's a simplistic example, but gives you a little fodder to get started. Be careful not to make the twist evident before it takes place. An unpredictable ending leaves an impression that makes the reader not only think about your story, but also gets them talking about it to someone else.

Here are a few prompts to stir your ideas in case you don't have one:

  • a new car
  • to get married
  • to have a baby
  • to become famous
  • to have a baby brother/sister

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