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!

What’s 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:

  • “No, I don’t want you to do that.” she said, with a hint of pleading in her voice.
  • He’d always hated speaking in public.
  • It was a sound unlike anything they had heard before.

The purpose of this is to help with writer’s block, to hone the writing skill, or generally just for a bit of fun.

What do I need from you?

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:

  • keep it to one sentence
  • not post anything too pornographic

In return, I’ll write a minimum of 700 words per prompt, first come first serve.

Where can you read the results?

All short stories will be published under the (currently empty) Fiction menu item, at the top of the page. Alice gif

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  1. “I never did get your number,” he said.

    The plant on the windowsill didn’t look like it was going to make it.

    She looked up at the sky as she stepped outside.

    None of us wanted to be the first test subject but someone had to volunteer.

  2. Before she could dial the number, a call came through; caller id read ‘my love’ but he says she is just a colleague.

    Hope this helps? Haa, i might just suck at fiction! Hang in there though *hugs*

  3. He accepted that opportunity not knowing what the new life would look like, leaving family, friends, house and home country. But it was the only way to stay close to her.

    (little late, but you may need new prompts…succes! 😉 )

  4. Great Idea!!
    We descended the mountain on sunday.

    The water glass in her hand was nearly completly empty as she turned around.

    Before I could answer he already screamed at me

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