Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Prompt Tuesday #1

Every Tuesday I am going to post a writing prompt and my own response to that prompt. The idea is to get your creative juices flowing. I encourage you to post your own responses to the prompt. Enjoy!


"Create a still life in the room that implies a dramatic moment. (e.g.an overturned chair, several balled-up pieces of paper, an open map, a torn envelope, a set of keys, a silk scarf). Describe what happened either just before or just after that moment." (Source: www.warren-wilson.edu)


A breeze wandered into the room through the jagged hole in the window pane. The pale green curtains shifted when the stream of air brushed against them. The fading sunlight fell across the dark hard wood floors revealing the many scuffs and scratches. Papers, strewn across the floor, rustled slightly disturbed by the passing breeze. A dark red chair lay prone on the floor trapping some of the torn pages. Dark stains ran alongside deep slashes in the chair. The shelves lining the walls stood empty, their contents scattered, fallen, and broken at their feet. On the wall, above the desk was bare. A large rectangle of light colored wall showed the age of the area around it. The corners of the empty wall were adorned with thumbtacks clinging to the ruminants of an old map.

She took the scene in slowly, her eyes sliding over each piece of evidence telling of what had passed. Her heartbeat quickened and tears threaten to break her resolve. Taking a deep breath she turned to face her companion.

"They took him." She whispered, fearing her voice would break.

"What do we do?" The frightened young man asked.

"We get him back."


  1. ha ha, I love it! Great prompt, very thought provoking.
    I love your profile pic, BTW Are we getting together next Tue.?
    Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks! And yes, let's totally get together next Tuesday. I will text you and we can work out the details.

  3. I really enjoyed your writing prompt idea. You wrote a very beautiful descriptive scene. :)

  4. Thanks! I love doing writing prompts. It is a good launching point for so many ideas. It is also a good way to stretch my creative muscles before starting a writing session.

    P.s. My Husband says you spell your name the right way :)