Writing Prompts – Mystic Parks

This week’s theme is city parks. Most of the prompts feature magic or the supernatural.

  1. The protagonist finds a picture of someone at the park. It’s just a photograph, but the protagonist feels a connection to the person. Write about the thoughts and dreams the character has. Later, they bump into each other. Does the person live up to the protagonist’s dreams?
  2. A haunted park. Legends speak of ghosts that haunt the park. Is it true? Were people murdered there? Is the ghost of children from a horrible accident? Is it the ghost of a witch out for revenge? It all depends on the truth of the park’s history.
  3. A lost city park. It’s down a side street, nobody seems to know it exists, and the houses are strange with shady people. It’s protected by some strange magic, or exists in a pocket dimension that makes it difficult to notice. Who cares for it, and what secrets does it hide?
  4. The park is the last refuge of a clan of faeries. Their domain is beneath a hill in the city park. When conditions are right, a portal opens to their home. There are stories of strange music and lights at night, especially around certain nights of the year. There are people who have disappeared for days, with no memory of what happened to them.
  5. The park is a safe zone from nightmares that engulf a small town. Perhaps it is holy ground, but the nightmares can only reach the edge. The park might also hold the answers to stopping the nightmares.
  6. There is a lady of the park who chooses a new king of the park. But king of what? And what other duties are required?
  7. A child goes missing at the park, right under the parent’s nose. After months go by, other kids say they hear the child’s voice around the park.

Like them? Have inspiration? Did you use any of them? Let me know in the comments.

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Writing Prompts Week of 7-16-17

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Welcome to a new, possibly weekly feature of my blog… Writing Prompts! Each week, I’ll share 7 writing prompts. Use one a day, or choose your favorite to develop into a full-fledged novel.

Week One’s Theme, Returning from the Dead. Whether as a zombie, revenant, or ghost, death cannot stand in the way of your character’s desires.

  1. Write about a protagonist that has just died. The catch? He/She had just met his/her soulmate. And death won’t stand in the way.
  2. Write about a protagonist raised from the dead by science, returned to his/her family. The catch? He/She doesn’t remember them and wants to enjoy his/her second chance.
  3. Write about a dead assassin brought back by a necromancer for a second chance. He/she better not fail again…
  4. Write about a group of friends during a zombie apocalypse, trying to live normally and deal with life, jobs, and love.
  5. Write about a revenant vigilante, trying to clean up the crime in his/her town. The catch? His targets must die for him to live.
  6. Write about a parasite that reanimates corpses. The reanimated seem normal, at first…
  7. Write about a group of strangers brought back from the dead for a fight. The last zombie standing gets to return to the world of the living.

Like them? Have inspiration? Did you use any of them? Let me know in the comments.

 

Daily Writing Prompt and Quote 1/31/16

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1/31/16: Write About a Book. 

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
— George Seaton

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Daily Writing Prompt and Quote 1/30/16

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1/30/16: Write About a Song. 

I’ll not listen to reason. Reason always means what someone else has to say.
— Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell

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Daily Writing Prompt and Quote 1/29/16

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1/29/16: Write About a Door. 

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
— Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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Daily Writing Prompt and Quote 1/28/16

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1/28/16: Write About an Accomplishment. 

Delegating work works, provided the one delegating work works too.
— Robert Half

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Daily Writing Prompt and Quote 1/27/16

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1/27/16: Write About a Predator. 

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
— Hans Hoffmann

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Daily Writing Prompt and Quote 1/26/16

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1/26/16: Write About a Cat. 

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what’s going on.
— William Seward Burroughs

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Daily Writing Prompt and Quote 1/25/16

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1/25/16: Write About a Betrayal. 

If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
— Saint Clement of Alexandria

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Daily Writing Prompt and Quote 1/24/16

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1/24/16: Write About a Box of Chocolates. 

The minute you settle for less than you deserve you get even less than you settled for.
— Maureen Dowd

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