Prompt for March 12, 2014 – Day 71

So they’ve predicted something like 10 inches of snow to fall where I’m at and I still somehow have to make it to the office.  Hopefully, you’re safe and snug someplace and don’t have to go anywhere–all cozy with a prompt to keep you busy!

Prompt Type: Opening line

Prompt:  The ice wastes are the most inhospitable habitat in the world, but somehow the tribes living there had done more than just cling to life there–they had thrived and now they had returned to the southlands to reclaim what had once been theirs.


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Prompt for March 6, 2014 – Day 65

One more day after this and the work week’s over! We can all make it, right?

Prompt type:  Opening line

Prompt: The ice wind rose and she shuddered, swallowing hard.  “We’ll never make it.  It’s too far.”


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Prompt for March 1, 2014 – Day 60

Holy snap, it’s March.  When did that happen?

It’s also Day 60!  Thanks for sticking with me this long.  Today’s prompt is another opening line–do with it what you will.

Prompt Type: Opening line

Prompt:  The sky blackened and the winds picked up, a frightful chill in the air sank straight into his bones as the world suddenly changed.


Got an idea for a prompt?  Email me at emklitzke (at) gmail (dot) com.

Prompt for February 24, 2014 – Day 55

Back to the daily grind today.  It almost doesn’t feel like reality except for the fact that sometimes it feels too much like reality.

Like I do every year around this time of year, I’ve begun thinking about going back to school for an MFA or maybe my Ph.D.  This feeling will likely fade and then resurface again in September.

Here’s an opening line prompt to start your week with.

Prompt Type: Opening line

Prompt:  It was all so incredibly vast and unfamiliar–the crowds rushing around him, the buildings looming.  It was as if the entire world was in a hurry, trying not to be late for fear that the very foundations of their existence would crumble and the city would topple if they ran just an instant behind.


Got an idea for a prompt?  Email me at emklitzke (at) gmail (dot) com.

Prompt for February 13, 2014 – Day 44

One more day before the end of the work week!  Yay!

Prompt Type: Opening Line

Prompt: “Walk the path,” he said softly.  “Stay the course, play the game.  You have what it takes to do this.  I promise you that.”


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Prompt for February 11, 2014 – Day 42

Almost the middle of February already–can you believe it?  I sure can’t.

Prompt type: Opening line

Prompt:  They’ll tell you it’s not a game–everyone will tell you it’s not a game.  But they’re all liars, every single one of them.  This is a game, and if you don’t play to win, you’re going to pay the price for it.


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Prompt for February 6, 2014 – Day 37

Competition begins in Sochi today, though the opening ceremonies are tomorrow.  I’m rather excited–are you?

Prompt Type: Opening line

Prompt:  Less than a day ago, he’d been in the village, experiencing the crush of people and the thrill of all of it–all of that was a far cry from the pain of the here and now.


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