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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Wednesday...oops, a Thursday's Writing Prompts!

Female Fertility

I took this photo when I was in Ireland. This ancient symbol of female fertility is on a stone in one of Ireland's oldest castles. The guide told us that all a woman has to do is touch it and wish for a baby and one will be granted. He said unless you want twins, don't touch it twice. He also said it could work for others, just imagine their face as you touch the ancient woman.

 Ancient woman is quite contorted. The breasts huge and the spread legs...well, I need say no more.

But perhaps someone will look at this and go, hmmm, what if...and we'll have a story. What if a woman . . . well, you take care of the rest.

Let your mind wander, snap, crackle, pop...sometimes a little spark leads to something wonderful.

Read these, see if anything lights up:

  1. It was the first snowfall of the year and she remembered the warning.
  2. He hadn’t seen her since the day they left High School, did she remember his promise?
  3. The boy held the burning match.
  4. She studied her face in the mirror.
  5. The smell of cookies couldn't hide the other smell.
  6. Why did that woman put flowers there every year on the same day?
  7. The streets were deserted. Where was everyone? Where had they all gone?
  8. This time her boss had gone too far.
  9. Did he realize his eyes changed color when he was lying?
  10. She woke to birdsong.
  11. ‘Shh! Hear that?’ ‘I didn’t hear anything.’
  12. She woke, shivering, in the dark of the night.
  13. The garden was overgrown now.
  14. He’d never noticed a door there before.
  15. His feet were already numb. He should have listened.

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