642 Things To Write About, Writing Prompt Wednesday

Dying House Plant

Prompt: A house plant is dying. Tell it why it needs to live.

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My Response: 

Dear Succulent,

I thought we had a mutual understanding. You keep growing, I keep gloating.

For the last seven months I have received an odd satisfaction when I see your green leaves, knowing Liam was wrong when he said I was too irresponsible to keep even a plant alive. Some may say it’s ridiculous to always be posing for my selfies with you in the background, but my hope that he will see you thriving keeps the tradition going. You could very well be the most featured plant on Instagram. Isn’t that worth living for?

You were supposed to be a sturdy plant, an impossible to kill plant. This can’t be the only time in my life I achieve the impossible. So if you want to do a girl a solid and, you know, not die that would be great.

3/14/18 Prompt: You have a time machine, but it can only go back in time two days. What would you change?

642 Things To Write About, Writing Prompt Wednesday

2/28/18 Writing Prompt Wednesday

Prompt: The long-lost roommate

christian-stahl-313383-unsplashMy Response: 

By the look on Jana’s face as she opened to door to apartment 31, you’d have thought she’d seen a ghost. From her perspective, she was looking at a ghost.

“Oh good you’re still here. I need my phone charger,” Sadie said casually. She walked passed Jana who was still too stunned to react.

“You disappear for nearly two years and suddenly you’re back for your phone charger?”

“What are you talking about?” Sadie asked as she walked back towards Jana. “I was here yesterday. I just spent the night at Sam’s.”

“Sadie, stop messing around!” Jana’s voice was starting to tremble. “You left. You left last April. You ran off in the middle of the night, changed your number, deleted your Facebook. I thought you were dead!”

“You’re scaring me,” Sadie said as she realized her roommate of nearly four years wasn’t joking.

“You don’t really believe you were here yesterday do you?”

“You don’t really think I’ve been gone for two years do you?”

Jana couldn’t respond.

“Let’s call Kyle and—”

“Who is Kyle?”

“Your boyfriend…”

“Sadie, I don’t have a boyfriend.”

3/7/18 Prompt: A houseplant is dying. Tell it why it needs to live. 

 

642 Things To Write About, Writing Prompt Wednesday

2/21/18 #writingpromptwednesday

Still unsure how the formatting will work best on this so bear with me as I experiment with different options each week!

Prompt: A man jumps from the 40th floor or a building. As he passes the 28th floor he hears a phone ring and regrets that he jumped. Why?

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Photo by Scott Webb on Unsplash

My response: His eyes closed softly and the wind blew freely through his hair.  This is surely how birds feel while flying he thought to himself. A smile grew across his face as he realized this was the best he had felt in many years. Nothing could take this joy away; it would be the last thing he felt. The ground grew closer as he plummeted through the sky, but he was blissfully unaware. A familiar tune began to chime, his phone vibrated in his vest pocket, and his peace was disrupted. How is it that even in death the world can ruin my happiness?  Anger grew inside him. His 5.64 second fall was coming to a close. He wanted so desperately to feel the weightless elation again but it was gone. He had chosen the wrong way to go and nothing could stop this last mistake.

Favorite Reader Response: @ittybittykitty on Instagram “He should of called his parents before he did that and said he loved them.”

2/28/18 Prompt: The long-lost roommate.