If you write character driven fiction, it's easy to overlook setting details that add to your character's mood. Today's prompt will practice pulling details from the world around you and using them to set the mood. For example, yesterday I noticed a bird:
Charcoal clouds blanketed the sky where it met with the pale yellow horizon. The silhouette of a single bird flapped steadily toward the light. Does it feel as alone as I do?
When I saw the bird, I didn't feel alone. I thought the bird might feel alone. No flock. It did make a great story starter. This opening creates a lonely, perhaps dark feel but offers hope (the light).
Today's Pumping Your Muse Prompt:
Practice looking at the world around you. Look for small details and pull them into a sentence or two to create mood in the setting. Save your story starters to use when you need a jump start for a new story.
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