Such Inspiration

I reached 700 wonderful followers last night. So, inspired to carry on this morning. Thank you all for your omnipresent support!

On the theme of inspiration I wanted share my method for getting a prompt story. I say the prompt words out loud. Are the descriptive or is a character saying them? I then ask questions about what I’m hearing and find the genre, setting and story. Failing that, I meet a character and discover who they are by searching for their place of birth. The story will build from there. How do you find a story or poem in a prompt?

I wrote this poem in answer to the following prompts:
FOWC with Fandango  — Vacant
Your Daily Word Prompt — Exhort
Pensitivity’s Three Things Challenge – Joy -Support -Thanks

Such Inspiration

Writing prompts appear
I sit with a vacant stare
Where’s my story idea
Inspiration will soon be there

Prompt is a single word
Say it out loud
Descriptive or character heard
Story grows like a cloud

Prompt is a picture
A million details that talk
Inspiration couldn’t be richer
This story will squawk

Three hundred stories posted
Seven hundred followers who exhort
So much I’ve boasted
Thanks for you for your support

Thanks for reading my friends.

There’s more in the Poetry CornerPoetry NookShort StoriesShort Stories 2, and, Short Stories 3 tabs.

Have a great day!

10 thoughts on “Such Inspiration

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  1. Great poem! And congrats on 700 followers! You deserve all of them. 🙂
    Often with prompts I don’t think too hard about it, and go with the first idea that pops into my head. Sometimes I don’t even know where the story is going until I get to the end. When no ideas come to mind, I give it some time, and come back later, or I see if there’s another prompt that I can combine it with to give me a different angle to think about the prompt from.
    Reading everyone else’s stories afterwards is always great. I try to not read them til after I’ve written my own to prevent myself from lazily using someone else’s interpretation of the prompt.

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    1. Thank you, I’m honoured to have followers enjoying my work.

      I agree the best way with prompts is to just add them to the top of a page and start writing and just let your imagination take you wherever it likes.

      Yes no peeking at other posts first it can ruin your thoughts on the prompts.

      Thank you!

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