©2003 Shery Ma Belle Arrieta
writers are a powerful lot. We control time. We dictate
actions. We control destinies.
can make two completely opposite people fall in love with
each other, and we can create
family feuds that can last for
can make our heroine travel back in time to rescue her
soulmate, and we can give the most villainous
person the punishment she
can take our characters to the most exotic places and
give them their own
Simply put, we writers can create our own
possibilities. In our world,
nothing is impossible. Try
creating your own possibilities using the given prompts
4 givens: theme, setting, character and key object.
Randomly pick 1 from each and use these to
start off your piece.
irony, love lost, infidelity, rejection
divorced woman, doctor, teacher, singer
objects: yellow bag, pen, knife, shoe, fuse box
Settings: space colony, gym, park,
lab, retirement home
Here are a
few examples using the above prompts:
*Write a story about love lost, with a doctor
as the main character and a shoe
as the key object. Set your story in a park.
*Write a story about infidelity, with a chemist
as the main character and a pen as
the key object. Set your story in a gym.
*Write a story about deception, with a singer
as the main character and a yellow
bag as the key object. Set your story in a space colony.
*Write a story about rejection, with a divorced
woman as the main character, and a
knife as the key object. Set your story in a retirement home.
*Write a story about irony, with a teacher as
the main character and a fuse box
as the key object. Set your story in a lab.
and match the themes, characters, key objects and
settings. [Ed. note:
Or make your own list.] You can come up with more than 30
possibilities just using the ones
Write stories... write your possibilities!
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