Think of an object that describes you. Describe it.

I have come back to this prompt time and time again. Sitting on my bed, in class, in the kitchen, anywhere really, this prompt will pop into my head and I will sit there for a bit thinking about it and when nothing comes to mind, or it isn’t good enough, I drop the thought. …

Set something on fire

“All I can see is fire. I can almost feel the heat, like it’s glowing off my cheeks. I’ve been there before. Like a place from my childhood, but it’s all on fire now. The flames keep growing in my eyes and it burns. It’s getting hotter and hotter and that’s when I wake up.” …

Write a scene in which the protagonist is wrongly accused of conspiring to cause a big accident.

    “I wasn’t even there that night. Well okay I was, but not for the whole time. Not for the part of the accident anyway. I was in a fight, you see, with my girlfriend. And she was there, at the party. So naturally I had to go over there because, you know, it wasn’t …

Go to the Merriam-Webster Word of the Day web site, and write a story based on that word.

March 18- Fetter: a chain or shackle for the feet, something that confines: restraint I notice my hands first. They are white. I am outside. The temperature, I estimate, is below freezing and it’s some time close to morning. I cough once and spit out a thick blood-filled saliva. I roll over onto my back …