Archive for creative writing

The dangers of Siri

Writing prompt: Disgruntled worker takes revenge by regularly sneaking into office of nemesis and using their voice activated remote controls to screw with their life (readjust household thermostat or lights, changing scheduled appointments, etc)

Posted by on June 8th, 2017

Why use the Oxford Comma

Because: “I would like to thank my parents, Mother Teresa and the Pope.”

Posted by on March 16th, 2017

writing prompt, 10/5: Seriously? (at last)

Every morning you wake up and live the same day, over and over again. You’ve noticed that certain actions will alter the eventual outcomes of the day, but you still haven’t quite figured out what combination will get you out of this endless loop once and for all.

Posted by on October 5th, 2016

writing prompt, 10/4: Seriously? (the end is in sight)

Bleary-eyed, you reached into the medicine cabinet and took what you thought was a couple of aspirin. After certain events the following morning, you dig through the cabinet in a panic to discover that you did NOT take aspirin, you took something that belongs to your suspiciously weird roommate. The under “side effects” on the warning label is an additional sticker that reads:
“MAY CAUSE SUPER POWERS”

Posted by on October 4th, 2016

writing prompt, 10/3: Seriously? (this does end, I promise)

Living in the fairy tale wood, you wind up in a situation where the witch next door demands that, in payment for your actions, you must give her your firstborn.
“But I already promised my firstborn to the OTHER witch,” you reply.

Posted by on October 3rd, 2016

writing prompt, 10/2: Seriously? (this seems familiar)

You’ve come to regret faking your own death.

Posted by on October 2nd, 2016

writing prompt, 10/1: Seriously? (What, again?)

You are the gatekeeper to (heaven, hell, you pick) and every day you process souls trying to enter your realm. Until one day, you find someone trying to get through the gates from *this* side.

Posted by on October 1st, 2016

writing prompt, 9/30: Seriously? (again)

You discover an old piece of writing you posted online as a joke (because you thought it was so bad) has, years later, attracted a huge cult following.

Posted by on September 30th, 2016

writing prompt, 9/29: Seriously?

Always prepared for a zombie apocalypse, you awake from a brief coma to discover that while you were asleep, the zombie apocalypse has happened…

…and also been resolved, all before you woke up.

Posted by on September 29th, 2016

Writing prompt, 9/28: Good boy!

This week’s prompts come to us courtesy of the crazies over at Reddit.
You are a dog abducted by aliens. A translator appears and offers assistance to all dogs in throwing off the bonds of their enslavement to humans. You, as the goodest boy, must convince the aliens that the complete eradication of humans is not a good idea.

Posted by on September 28th, 2016