Third time’s the charm as we enter week three of Write Full Circle’s regular feature, Writing Prompt Wednesday. This week I have a little something different for you, as the writing prompt will be the beginning of a story. Your job, Dear Reader, is to take what I have written and complete it. Feel free to post your results as a comment!
I stood at the window of my fourth-story apartment and watched the traffic in the street below. What traffic there was, anyway. It was past the afternoon rush – five-thirty, maybe six o’clock – but the real reason for the lack of activity today was the rain. I hadn’t seen a rain like this in a long time. Didn’t like being cooped up. It had been raining for the past three days, almost non-stop. The weatherman said it would continue for another two days. Anticipate flooding downtown, he said.
It reminded me of the kind of rain we used to get where I grew up. Big droplets slapped the window and broke apart. Sounded almost like hail if you stood under the metal awning of the cafe down the block. Went there a couple hours ago, took a seat by the window. Not sure why I chose that one. I didn’t really care to watch the rain.
While remembering the soggy BLT I’d had for lunch, a taxi turned the corner, its wipers blasting the rain to one side. A woman got out of the taxi, shielding her head with a newspaper…
Okay, so now it’s your turn! Finish this prompt and post the results in the comments!
It’s time for your weekly writing prompt! Get ready for the second installment of our April Showers series:
Writing Prompt 1:
The first time you had to take cover during a storm.
Writing Prompt 2:
Describe a place, real or fictional, that always seems to have rainy conditions. If it is a fictional place, it can receive perpetual (never-ending) rain. What is this place like? What are its people like?
Okay, get out your writing implement of choice and be creative! Feel free to post your work or suggestions for future writing prompt themes in the comments below.
’til next time!
Photo by Stuart Madden (Flickr: Rain Clouds over Liverpool) via Wikimedia Commons, under CC BY 2.0 License
Since the debut of Writing Prompt Wednesday is this week, I thought it would be a good idea to give you, the readers, the low-down on what to expect from Write Full Circle’s first regular feature.
It’s pretty simple, actually. Each Wednesday, Write Full Circle will post a new writing prompt based on that month’s theme. The prompt could be a single word, a phrase, or even a short scene or situation, which you can use as the starting-point for your own creative endeavor. Themes could be based on a holiday that month, a season, significant date, or something completely random, so there’s a lot of potential to get those creative juices flowing just by looking at a month’s particular theme and running with it.
As WFC matures there may be tweaks to the formula, but these ground rules give us a good place to start.
If you have a theme you would like to suggest, feel free to share it in the comments of our upcoming Writing Prompt Wednesday posts, or through one of the channels on the Contact page.