Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 15th May

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent (who pretties these sheets before they go live) will be posting Word Count Wednesdays so you can let us know how your writing’s been going over the previous week. I aim for 300 words a day which is an astounding 109,500 words a year and so, starting today, you could have that (or more) by this time next year!

These posts will still include the text versions together with explanations of any individual pictures so that anyone unable to see the picture and prompts will be able to read the text, or have to text read to them. It also means you can copy and paste the text should you wish to use it for your own writing.

Make of them what you will and let me know how you get on in the comments section below (or on FacebookTwitter). NB. just give us a summary unless you want to share the whole piece but if you post the actual writing, it’s deemed as published and you’ll be limiting where you can send it. So here goes…

  1. Driven to paint
  2. Story prompt: So, she’d / he’d planned it all along…
  3. Costinel-mihaita Orbu, 26, address unknown stole letters belonging to multiple people; conditional discharge for 12 months and ordered to pay a victim surcharge of £15 and costs of £85
  4. a sitting paperclip in front of a microphone
  5. Go Postal, London WC1
  6. picture of people surrounding a tank with a soldier inside. Moscow: demonstrators urge a soldier not to support the August coup
  7. Clothes peg: This must be the old-fashioned wooden variety.
  8. Out of the blue
  9. 12

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