Write Now Prompt for Jan 25, 2013


At Today’s Author, our first goal is to get you (and us) to write. Write Now is our own collection of prompts to help you do that. With Write Now we’re not talking about writing, or trying to teach anyone how to write. Write Now is all about putting pen to paper.

Today’s Prompt:

The backyard gardener stopped as his shovel hit something solid.


How to play along with our Writing Prompts

  1. Write in any format or style you wish: short story, poem, script – whatever you like.
  2. Write for at least 5 minutes. There is no time limit – write for as long as you wish!
  3. Editing is not required, though we do recommend that you run a spell check at least.
  4. Post your work to your blog and include a link back here so your readers can find other writer’s work, too.
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9 thoughts on “Write Now Prompt for Jan 25, 2013

  1. It took a few seconds for the message to make it all the way to his brain, but the incredible shout was a clear indication that the pathways were working.

    “Mother of PEARL!” he shouted, falling to the ground. Grabbing his foot in a vain attempt to rub the pain away, he rolled back and forth in agony. Right in the same f-ing spot the can of beans had hit the night before. There was no pain like that of a bruise on top of a bruise. There was no way to tell if he’d broken anything yet, but if he had to guess, he’d say that somehow, all 26 bones were smashed to pieces. The bile in his throat and the explosion in his head told him that even if they weren’t broken, they must have been completely rearranged.

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