Category: creative writing prompts

Tell me again why you had your tail bobbed. And what did the Book of Ancient Verses have to do with it?

Why do people lie?

The house was not at all like the picture. That picture must have been taken many years ago when it was still inhabited. From what she could tell, it was vacant now, had been for a long time.

“Where have you been? You’re late.”

“I tried to call.”

“I was home all day, phone fully charged.”

“Can we just go now? Or do you want to stand around debating my punctuosity?”

“Dude, that’s not even a word. I think we were debating your veracity.”

“My ass has got nothing to do with it. We were talking about what time I got here.”

“No it means truthfulness.”

“So you don’t believe me?”

“Should I?”

You can shake it, drop it, freeze it, kick it around, submerge it, take it out and hold it up to the light, but whatever you do, don’t open the box.

Write a paragraph that contains:

an inkwell

a beluga whale

a red flower

It was a neighborhood ripped out of a hillside. And hillsides never forgive.

“Too long a sacrifice
Can make a stone of the heart”

                  –William Butler Yeats, Easter 1916

“What’s going on with your part? I need it yesterday.”

“I haven’t heard from Tom yet. Pretty much all I know about it is nothing.”

Words to describe someone’s hair

shiny

sleek

sexy

wavy

curly

soft

silken

lustrous

golden

midnight

inky

sunset

parchment

bobbed

pixie

riotous

pulled back

swept up

permed

badly dyed

glorious