‘They’re only stories’, you say when they arrest you.

You’re a terrorist, says your search history

and algorithms don’t lie.

(written for #3LineThursday, week 33)


Such Aplomb

You deliver the blow

That shatters me

With such aplomb I cannot help but admire your style

(written for #3LineThursday, week 32)

Inspiration for Story a Day: Writing Prompts and Challenges

Writing a story a day is fun most of the time, but occasionally it’s hard work (not hard as in working in a coal mine or sitting hunched over a sewing machine in a sweat shop, mind). I need to find a spark that turns into a story which can be told in 100 words.

Part of writing is to watch what’s going on around you. But there are days when people-watching and eavesdropping don’t do the trick.

I have a list of websites that often provide me with additional sparks. I’ve recently added a few new ones – I’m looking forward to finding out what kind of stories they’ll inspire. And you know what? Instead of rattling on about them, I’ll list them for other writers who are looking for a wide range of story sparks.

Writing Prompts:

Flash Fiction Challenges:

I hope you’ll find some, if not all, of these resources useful. Do you know of any other writing challenges and/or lists of writing prompts? Pop them in the comments!