As a writer I know that deep down each of us has stories worth telling. The writing prompts offered here will help you find your own special voice. Read them, let your mind wander freely and listen carefully to the voice within. Then begin writing. Don’t be afraid. Just write what you want to say. Amaze yourself!...
A writer is paralyzed by a stroke that severs the connection between his body and brain. He is unable to speak, breathe, eat, or move anything — except his left eyelid. But with that eye blinking (one blink for the letter ”A”, two blinks for the letter ”B”, three blinks for the letter ”C” and so on), he writes a book. By blinking his eye in code more than 200,000 times, he dictates a book that becomes a best-seller. You are like that writer. Here is the story you blink to form, letter by letter:
Someone places in your hand three powerful seeds that will grow into whatever you want them to be. It might be a flower, or a hope or dream realized, or even an enchanted animal — anything you wish. What three things would you like to see your seeds sprout into?
Your dog has taken upon herself the task of remodeling your home. (She just got her degree in home decorating from famed Mirtha Spaniel.) She makes the place more suitable to living a dog’s life. What changes has the animal made? How has she redecorated your own room?
Modern day DNA technology gives you the chance to create a chimera — a being that can have the head of one animal, the body of another, the legs of a third, the brain of a human, the voice of another creature. You will stock an animal park with the creatures that YOU invent. What kind of creature will yours be? What are its characteristics and attributes? What might it look like? What will you name your beast?