Fiction Fodder Fridays – Fri 15 Oct

Hello. Here are your prompts for this week.  As well as these sheets every Friday, the lovely author assistant/editor/lady Friday(!) Caroline Vincent will be posting my Word Count Wednesdays posts 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 random sheet posts 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 the 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. Turkey: They come to Turkey for sun, sea, sand – and a head full of new hair
  2. A photo of a woman, sitting on a bench with a book in her hands, with the text: I’m certainly not going into retirement – I don’t want to sit around
  3. A new survey shows all the top four banks fail the test when it comes to customer satisfaction
  4. The sour taste of official anti-sugar rot
  5. In the North of England, more children are born out of marriage than in
  6. They don’t have to have warheads on them
  7. £300
  8. For a long time I chose ignorance about who I was, because it was safer
  9. Rydell
  10. Man tried to open plane door in flight
  11. Gaza: Sushi classes
  12. All is calm
  13. Do Christmas your own way – but leave out the deer
  14. A photo with on it pans, a kettle, a chair, and a desk lamp, with the text: Back to uni checklist
  15. Prisons: Books are ‘soaked in legal highs.’ Prison inspectors have expressed their alarm at discovering people can send legal highs, or novel psychoactive substances (NPS), into jail by soaking them into the pages of books or letters. There is little equipment to test for them.
  16. The North-west has taken a bit of a beating
  17. Cricket moves with the times

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