By Ines van Essen
I’m currently around 4 months pregnant – still have a ways to go! The problem is that I am currently experiencing a bad case of something called pelvic girdle pain; a hormone related affliction that makes it very hard for me to walk, sit upright, or do pretty much anything.
That means I have a lot of idle time. I can’t move from the couch much, so doing chores and leaving the house are becoming increasingly impossible. I’d love to have something to do other than work or play the Xbox though – time to get a little creative!
I want to spend this time working on my writing skills. Ever since I was little I wanted to be a fiction writer, but I’ve never been brave enough to show any of my skills to anyone. The only way to get over the fear that you will all hate my writing is to actually write some stuff. I’ve learned that public accountability is something that works well for me.
That’s where I need your help. I’d love it if you leave me a writing prompt!
A writing prompt is usually a description of a scene but can be anything that is indicative of a situation that’s happening. Some examples:
The purpose of this is to help with writer’s block, to hone the writing skill, or generally just for a bit of fun.
Leave a writing prompt in the comments below and I’ll write a short story for each individual comment. The prompt itself can be anything, although I’d love it if you can:
In return, I’ll write a minimum of 700 words per prompt, first come first serve.
All short stories will be published under the (currently empty) Fiction menu item, at the top of the page.
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