Monday, April 28, 2014

A to Z X

Welcome to the 2014  A to Z Challenge. My theme for this year is why I shouldn't be participating. Thank you to David for writing the post that got the voices in my head working against me.

X is a letter that I have to get pretty darn creative to use for today. So we're going roman. 10.

Due to spending the month with you, I've neglected spending time gathering prompts for A Story a Day In May. Today's challenge: gather 10 prompts.

A word, an opening line, a character name, whatever you've got. Help me out by leaving a comment.

12 comments:

  1. How about this as an opening line:

    "Xerxes stopped playing his xylophone when he noticed smoke coming out of his XBox."

    Good luck!

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    1. That will truly be a challenge. And smoke from an Xbox? That can't be a good thing.

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  2. It's not an "X" line but I didn't think it had to be. Here's a line that popped into my head over the weekend. You can use it:

    "Whenever he wore the hat with the ear flaps, he thought 'this is how people in vintage photographs felt'.

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  3. It's actually, I think, kind of fun using other people's prompts. I got one from Andrew Leon that led to one of my favorite stories I ever wrote.

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    1. I agree. Some of my favorite shorts have come from other people's prompts. Thanks for that one. I'll see what I can do with it.

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  4. Here's a opening:

    X marked the spot, so why was I still lost?

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  5. Wait, wait! Which prompt? That Briane is such a tease!

    And this is what I get when I don't write things down. I had an idea bouncing around in my head all weekend but, now, I can't remember it.

    You can have this instead:
    That cat had been a pain in the neck for years but, now, it had literally become a pain in his neck. He'd had enough.

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  6. That's got my wheels turning already. Thanks!

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  7. Oh what fun! Here's an idea to go off of: xenogeny (the generation of offspring completely and permanently different from the parents).

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  8. I read this on a postcard in an antique store.

    Honey,
    Don't me angry. I'll explain everything when I get home.

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    1. That a great one. Thanks for dropping by!

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