March always starts as a busy month for me; my daughter’s birthday is the first week. And now, she is on spring break from school, so I am trying to keep her busy. (Today she cleaned and organized the toy room).
Without further ado, here is this month’s prompt:
Harry shuffled the deck of cards and pushed it across the table. “Deal,” he said. “One more hand,” I agreed. It was a way to pass the time. More importantly, it was a way to avoid talking about…
Okay fellow writers! It’s time for February’s short story prompt:
It began as a practical joke. But by the end of the day, nobody was laughing. It seemed innocent enough at first, because Jerry and I have a history of playing practical jokes on one another. He was the one to start the whole thing, if I’m not mistaken. He….
As you are all aware, 2019 is in full swing now. I have had a mixed year so far. My family recently got some really good news, followed quickly by some really depressing news. It’s hard to focus on the good when all I can think about is trying to survive the depressing part.
Despite that, I am trying to focus on things and figure out what I want to get done this year. I am one of those people who sets resolutions every year. I like them; I know some people don’t. I like to have goals and a plan, even if sometimes I don’t accomplish it all.
Here are my goals for 2019 that I don’t mind sharing with the world:
Read 45 books (last year I read 39, so I am trying to go a bit beyond that this year).
Complete the draft of my novel and edit it. (Believe it or not, I am dangerously close to having a complete first draft).
Write 12 short stories on my blog again.
Finish 4 large cross stitch projects.
I am trying to pick a goal to focus on each day to distract myself from the other life stuff going on right now.
Anyway, if you follow this blog, you know that each month, I post a prompt for a short story that arrives at some point later in the month. For January, here is the prompt:
She believed in me in a way no one else ever has and no one else ever will, and I betrayed her. The worst part is she doesn’t know. She still thinks….
I am running behind this month (like usual). However, I am really looking forward to everything going on this month. Mainly, school starts again.
I love my daughter, but she is an only child and I think she’s bored with me by this point in the summer. Trying to find ways to entertain her can be exhausting. At one point, I was honest with her. I said, “You have a 1,000 toys, an iPad, and a switch. If you say you’re bored one more time, we are donating all those things to someone who will enjoy them.” I think she believed me too because she hasn’t said it again. 🙂 So, I can’t wait for her to go back next week!!
Hopefully, I will have more time to write in the next couple of weeks once we get back into our routine for the year.
With writing in mind and without further ado, here is August’s story of the month prompt:
Looking back, it could have gone either way. It didn’t work out, which makes it look like fate, or a stupid decision, or both. But at the time, I did have a few things in my favor. I had ….
I think this is a great open-ended prompt. I can’t wait to get started.
I am traveling in a car right now and I just realized July is almost over. And… I have yet to post a prompt for the month. And… I don’t have any excuses. I have been just enjoying my summer vacation and writing has not been on my mind.
The prompt for this month comes from Adventures in Writing: The Complete Collection by Melissa Donovan.
The book is a collection of writing prompts and ideas. I really like a lot of them.
This month’s prompt:
Write a story about two characters who fall in love while staying in a hospital for the mentally unstable.