If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday Writing prompt

Practice, practice, practice writing. Writing is a craft that requires both talent and acquired skills. You learn by doing, by making mistakes and then seeing where you went wrong.
Jeffrey A. Carver 

Here is todays writing prompt: 
Your character finds a box of scorched human hair. Whose is it and how did it get there?


think about the five senses, maybe just write up what it would smell like, look like, feel like, without using a cliche? Maybe use metaphors and similes to help you...





With so many blogfests coming up this could be an opportunity to make a new piece for one of those writing blogfests. Good luck everyone!

Don't forget you have until friday to add your sentence to Mondays Wit win- Wing it



18 comments:

Ellie said...

I so wish I wasn't going to work now :(

Jules said...

The teacher could smell the horrible odor. "What on earth?" she thought. Slowly walking the aisles stopping at Henry's seat. Oh, the odor. "Henry, hand me that box." she demanded.

Reluctantly Henry handed her the box, where she immediately opened it. There inside was the remnants of what use to be a blonde lock, all burnt and reeking.

Just then the teachers eyes saw Gingers lovely blonde curly head; missing a chunk.

Henry and teacher are now on their way to detention.

You Go Fairy Friend!!!! :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Great exercise, and I totally agree with Jeffrey.

I'm not one for writing prompts. I'm too busy as it is with my wip and blog posts.

Mason Canyon said...

Intriguing prompt. It makes you wonder so many things. Using the five senses should make for some very interesting stories.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Summer Ross said...

Ellie~~I hope you have a good day at work.

Jules~~ Poor blonde! thumbs up for trying this out and putting it in the comments...lol

Stina~~ Thats ok- it will be here later if anyone needs them. :)

Mason~~ I hope so. :)

Christina Lee said...

I enjoyed reading Jules! Have a good day!

Cleverly Inked said...

Boy your blog is coming along. Awesome job

Rick said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog Summer, you're not missing anything with the Haribo hearts! Thanks for the follow and happy to be following you here- great writing prompts!

Rick

Crystal Cook said...

Oooh that is a great prompt! And I love that quote. Practice, practice, practice :)

red-handed said...

Found boxes are always interesting foils ...

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Love that quote, and it's true. No one gets better ant anything unless they practice.

Nice prompt too. Although a box of scorched human hair makes me think of creepy things. *shudder* lol

Carolyn V. said...

What a great quote! The writing prompt is awesome. I should do some more of those. =)

Old Kitty said...

It's a great prompt full of endless possibilities! Thank you!

Take care
x

Angie Ledbetter said...

Nice. I could smell that acrid, icky smell when I read the words.

Fickle Cattle said...

I'm so not good with writing prompts. I tend to panic. Hahaha.

http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com/

Simon Kewin said...

Hmm, interesting. A lot of possibilities there.

Am I the only one who doesn't even know what a blogfest is!? I'm so out of touch ...

Talli Roland said...

EWWW!

It's a great prompt - certainly got my mind working!

Summer Ross said...

Simon~ a blogfest is different per person holding it, the blogfests coming up on my right side bar are mostly for writing, you can click on each on and see what they would like you to do.

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