25 days of writing prompts, and we are still going!This prompt was one given to me a few years ago by writer Meg Files – it will stretch your imagination.
Fiction: Take a piece of paper and down the left-hand side, write these words (space them out a bit): coat, hat, umbrella, shoes, armour, quilt, rug. Then down the right-hand side, write these words: feathers, arrows, bones, bearskin, eggshells, skin, thorns.
Close your eyes and put a finger on the left (write down the word your finger lands on), then close your eyes again and put a finger on the right (and write down the word your finger lands on). Write a flash fiction story in which your thing from the left-hand list is made out of the material from the right-hand list, e.g. an umbrella of bones.
Poetry: Do the exercise above in the same way, but instead write a poem.
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