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.
My thanks to Adam Byatt who has done a stellar of programming PROMPTed over the last two and a half months.
I first heard Big Yellow Taxi when I was seven. We were at the Croydon Markets in the outer ‘burbs of Melbourne and a busker was belting out songs close to where we were waiting for a bag of hot jam donuts. I listened in awe and the song forever takes me back to that moment. But it wasn’t the song that started this week’s set of prompts off, but the photo, taken several months ago on my way home one afternoon from a meeting with my intern. It evoked much Twitter response. Undercover carparks have a timeless, terrifying quality to me.
Random Line Prompt
She hammered into the designated car park, and as she dashed out into the car park, turning to check blinkers flashed when she pushed the automatic lock that she saw Aiden’s car in the next bay. Torn, she stood gripping her keys, trying to decide if she should stay or go.
The smell of exhaust fumes.
Joni Mitchell – Big Yellow Taxi
My very first kiss happened when I was 6, underneath some desks during ‘nap time’, but my first real kiss happened when I was 15 in the parking lot at a Mexican food restaurant.
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