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 Adam Byatt.
I’m a musical bower bird, picking and choosing music that resonates with me. Borrowing my sister’s Best of Aretha Franklin CD some years ago, this track stood out. It’s delivered with intensity and passion, and a strong dollop of sass. Combine this with some cool indie films like Hi Fidelity (the novel by Nick Hornby is on my reading list) and Empire Records, and you have the making of cool. And the feel of running a stick down a paling fence is still a fun thing to do.
Random Line Prompt
Everything creaked: floorboards, hinges, knees and back. Only some of them would respond to the liberal application of WD-40.
Running fingers down a paling fence, carefully avoiding splinters
Aretha Franklin – The House That Jack Built
Complaining is good for you as long as you’re not complaining to the person you’re complaining about – Lynn Johnston
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