Greetings, everyone. I hope your muse is in a short story-birthing mood... Because today, we (and by “we” I mean “me”) invite you to tell a tale. Yep, you read me right: Let us prose.
For the prompt, we will keep in mind this definition of prose: written or spoken language in a form that is natural to the characters in your story. Your story can be fiction or creative nonfiction. No poetry.
Choose one of the following, and tell me a tale (the 1st choice will be recurrent, so you can always write ahead if you like):
1st choice: take a poem, written by you, and turn it into a short story of 313 words or fewer. Show your inspiration—share a link to the poem or an image of the poem at the end of your post.
2nd choice: take a current news headline and write a short story, in 313 words or fewer, set 30 years after today, where the main character tells the tale of how the event(s) described in your chosen article has affected her or his life. Share a link to the article at the end of your post.
3rd choice: write a short story, in 313 words or fewer, based on a personal experience (perfect for creative nonfiction *wink-wink*).
I will post a new prompt on the 1st Sunday of the month. The post will remain open until Tuesday night. Entries not written in prose will be deleted. One story per participant, please. Do visit other storytellers. Share your thoughts about their tales. Have a blast.
So, let’s (un)kill something good.