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Monday Sparks — Writing Prompt for Speculative Fiction

travelw-3126602_1280Using as many senses as you can, how would describe this scene? Here’s mine:

“The mist crawled in and chilled me, even though I was wearing a jacket. The wind sighed over the treeless hills. That was the only sound except for an occasional creak from an overturned vehicle. The faint scent of gasoline mixed with the stagnant smell of still water from the half-frozen ponds lining the road.

“Behind the hill to my right, a shape stood dark against the fog. My heard revved, but I stopped. I pressed my lips together, swallowing hard, then called out with as much confidence as I could gather to keep my voice from shaking. “Dad?”

Monday Sparks — Writing Prompts for Speculative Fiction

fantasyw-2861107_1280In July, I will be focusing on speculative fiction. All the sparks for this month will be ways to ignite your sci fi and fantasy stories.

If the picture above was the opening scene of a story, how would you finish the opening lines?

Here’s mine:

“As I stood on the edge of the cliff, I stared at the wormhole that had appeared, then glanced down at my computer. I hadn’t typed in the common for wormhole. I wanted a portal. I raised my hand to throw down the computer. Piece of junk!”

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