Today I’m going to offer a writing prompt based on a true-life experience. My husband and I lived next to an eccentric older woman (in her 80s). She was the widow of a B-list movie star from the 50s, and enjoyed a relationship with a much, much younger man who was young enough to be her great-great grandson. They enjoyed nude swims in her pool. She was wealthy. Enough said on that.
This woman, Eleanor, walked around town (small island community) with a Yorkie on a leash and a cockatiel on her shoulder. She stuffed the dog in a cloth designer purse to take her to church or into restaurants where the woman enjoyed a few glasses of wine while the dog drank milk from a saucer on the table from the woman’s lap…with only her little head out of the zipped purse. This is just a little background to give you a fodder for today's writing prompt scene .
Pumping Your Muse Writing Prompt
Today’s writing prompt (in honor of Thanksgiving) will be based on a meal my husband and I were served when invited for dinner at Eleanor’s home. I challenge you to flex your funny bone for this one. Here’s the two things that must be on the menu:
- Baked under cooked chicken, warm but still raw when sliced
- Bread with spots of dark green mold
- This meal is served in a small sit-in kitchen.
- Around the table: Eleanor, her dog, bird, caregiver woman, and characters of your choice.
- A touch of humor
Other than these basics feel free to add anything you need to make the scene work.
Have fun, and Happy Thanksgiving.