PROMPTed is a weekly collection of writing prompts to inspire your writing week. The prompts are loosely grouped under a common theme and include a random line prompt, a photograph, a song/music video, a sensory suggestion and a famous quote.
Our guest programmer for the month of June is the the multi-talented Adam Byatt.
For the month of June I started with music as the basis for PROMPTed. I chose another song for the first week of June and extrapolated themes from the reaction I gained from the music. It tends to feature heavily in my writing, for example in the collaborative project Post Marked: Piper’s Reach with Jodi Cleghorn. It informs a character, their emotional state or reflects their interests.
This week’s prompt started with the music: Standing Outside A Broken Phone Box by Primitive Radio Gods. This is another of those songs that seep into your consciousness when they come out, by a band you never hear of again. For me, it’s about the groove in this song. There’s a lovely melancholia to this tune, prompting the idea of reconnection.
Random Line Prompt
The telephone wires kept pace with the road; long tendrils connecting the lover and the loved as a physical symbol of their connection.
The pulse of the dial tone before you hit the buttons
Primitive Radio Gods – Standing Outside A Broken Phone Box
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation – Plato
Interested in being a guest programmer?
Submit your prompts (along with the relevant links for multimedia) in a word document, along with a 50 word bio and a little on what inspired the prompts to Write Anything via Submittable.
Adam is an English teacher and occasional drummer sifting through the ennui, minutiae and detritus of life and cataloguing them as potential story ideas. They are pretty much a pad of sticky notes on the fridge door.
Occasionally he finds loose change.
He exists on twitter as @revhappiness and writes flash fiction at http://afullnessinbrevity.wordpress.com