Thursday, January 07, 2010

Story Starter: First Sentence Snow Writing Prompt


I often find writing prompts when outdoors. That's where I found today's prompt as we experienced a rare snowfall in north Georgia. Schools closed at 11:30 and not a snowflake had fallen. In the afternoon, I went out for my afternoon walk and tiny light flurries started to fall and before I'd walked two miles the flurries transformed to heavy, wet flakes falling lazily to blanket the ground. As they hit the street, they melted, but snow quickly painted a light fluffy film across the grass. I felt like I was in a snow globe. It was one of those magical times. Things even sounded different, quieter. But unexpected snow also throws a wrench in the everyday comings and goings in the south. That thought inspired today's writing prompt.

Pumping Your Muse Writing Prompt


Write a scene or short story starting with this sentence:

Heavy white snowflakes dropped to the ground like silent bombs trying to destroy my plans.

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29 comments:

Lisa said...

Donna,
Great idea with the snow starter! I had a similar thought today about incorporating it into my writing but didn't know the approach. Thanks for the inspiration. I'm from North Carolina here and more toward the east coast, so I understand what you meant about the snow. It's a rare sight around here as well. Well, I wasn't sure how to show my short story off to you, so I will simply link you to my story. If this is wrong of me, please feel free to delete the comment. I just thought a copy and paste would be too long. So please take a look, it is rather short.

http://malki.blog.com/2010/01/08/snowflakes/

Lisa

Faith Imagined said...

That is a great prompt! My mind is already spinning!

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Donna Sundblad said...

Hi everyone,

I have to thank you all for your comments. My freelancing is keeping me busy, my next fantasy novel is in final edits, and I'm trying to finish up the first draft of the sequel to Beyond the Fifth Gate so I haven't been here as much as I'd like!

Donna

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