Fantasy Prompt for YA fiction

As a fantasy prompt for YA fiction, this photo provides a choice for the point of view (POV) character. The dragon could be a teen dragon, testing a new friendship with a human. Or the girl could defy what the elders have taught her and tames a dragon that’s supposed to be too wild to be safe around humans.

Which character would you choose to write a story from and why?

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What’s the Relationship?

Here’s a prompt to exercise the fantasy side of your imagination. What’s the relationship between these three characters?

Londra handed the fey flame to Kiel.

“No one saw me.” She glanced back over her shoulder.

The fires of our enemy’s village shone faintly through the thick trunks of the ancient forest. I flapped my wings, but the breeze couldn’t make the flame even flutter.

Kiel transferred the torch to her left hand and held her right to Londra.

She shook her head. “I’ll slow you down.”

Snorting, I looked to Londra as Kiel said, “We can make it. We can’t leave you here.”

Her dark eyes wide, Londra stepped back. “You’re wasting time.”

I couldn’t speak in my present form. I focused and shifted into my born shape. “Londra, as your–“

So what is the relationship between Londra and the shape-shifting uni-pegasus? Her brother, father, fairy godmother?

I’d love to read how you would continue this scene!

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Dive into this Fantasy Setting

I am having trouble with this post, so I’m reposting it.

This is a prompt for a fantasy setting. Our descriptions are only limited by our imaginations. But we still have to use our five senses to perceive the setting and then relay those perceptions to the reader.

What are the lines swirling around the woman. Is it mist? Does it feel wet? Is it electrical? Can she feel the charge? Do the lines carry an aroma? Or a stench? Like I said in last week’s post, I should jot down everything that would apply to the five senses as well as how the setting makes the POV character feel. Then I would see how many of those notes I would need for my story.

I’d love to hear how you would dive into this fantasy setting.

Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts: Once upon a time …

princessw1-4582376_1920This month I’m interviewing the five other authors who are in the Christmas anthology with me. So my prompts will reflect the genres they write.

The prompt today is inspired by the Laurie Lucking’s short story “Return to Callidora”, a Christmas fantasy with everything a fairytale needs — a princess, a dragon, a knight, a commoner, and magic.

Once upon a time … is the girl dancing for the dragon? Is she unaware the dragon is above her? What about the two riders on the right? Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys?

How does this photo inspire your imagination?

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