As I write this, there is a strong, gusty wind blowing the trees outside rapidly and roughly in a range of directions. I can hear the wind in the chimney. It is a day for staying indoors, and either losing oneself in reading a good story – or writing one!
In Post No. 13 I set out some guidance as to how you might set about writing a story, if you find it tricky. You might want to revisit that now.
Or you might just be inspired by one of the topics below – quotations, situations, descriptions, possible titles … .
“I’ll tell you, shall I, something I remember? Something that means a great deal to me. It was long ago.”
Write a story arising out of one of the following situations:
– finding a solemn occasion very amusing
– being mistaken for another person
– discovering that you have no money, app or card with you when the moment comes to pay for something
Write a story suggested by one of the following statements:
– “That’s my last word,” he said.
– It seemed a great chance, but I had learned my lesson.
– “Absolutely terrified!” was the answer.
– Sometimes it doesn’t pay to get too involved.
“This is a wild land, country of my choice, with harsh craggy mountains, moor ample and bare.”