Hi, I know that some of you find Scribbles stuff on here, rather than on Instagram, so I’m going to try my best to post these prompts on the website each day.
I have a wonderful writing pal, Katie, who is a big inspiration to me, and who recently explained to me the way that she develops her metaphors. I know she won’t mind me saying that they are often quite ‘weird’, in that you won’t have heard the kind of images she creates, her ideas are bizarre sometimes, but they work brilliantly. So, I decided that a week of prompts that might encourage us all to consider slightly odd ideas in our writing could be fun. It might work for you and it might not, but I hope you enjoy them.
As always, these prompts are just a starting point, take the idea wherever you like, or stick close to the subject in the post, the main thing is that you make some time to find some time and space to be creative and see what happens.
Rather than expose the deep dark crevices of my weird mind, I asked other writers to come up with prompts. The first is below, from @notesbyashley and I think you’ll like it as a gentle introduction.
Find a quiet spot, if you can, make a drink, have a look at the prompt, maybe share your thoughts in the comments below and then write. Remember, if you would like a little help or feedback, I’m always happy to look- I can’t guarantee a timely response at the moment though!
‘After a tough day, you decide to have a bath to relax. While unwinding, you immerse fully into the water, only to find you’re no longer in your bath! If you could re-emerge in water somewhere, where would it be? In the middle of an Olympic swimming race, a supermodel’s bath, swimming in the Ganges?’
Thank you @notesbyashley for this prompt. A gentle start to our week of bizarre.
As always, we would love to see anything that you write for this prompt, if you are happy to share.
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