Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Daily Writing Prompt

The rules are simple. Set your timer for ten minutes. Begin to write and include the prompt somewhere in your mini story. The word he or she can be changed to reflect whatever gender you want to use. Optional: Share your writing prompt in the comment section. Write everyday.
Today's prompt is:

He would leave no witnesses.

Elcie Lee can't go back to sleep, can't go back to who she was and what she did not know before that night in the old village hotel. Perhaps she called these manifestations through The Thin in a moment of desperation. Or maybe they have been waiting for her to come along. All she knows is that she is in a race to find out who or what they are -- indeed who or what she herself may be. Pursued by sinister beings, both human and otherwise, if Elcie does not uncover the secrets of her own past in time, she will be the next to disappear. 

1 comment:

  1. This one made me laugh:
    Mark sat in his sweltering car. Perspiration beaded up on his forehead. He slouched low into his seat. No one would see him. The houses near him all had thick window coverings and empty driveways. He hadn’t seen any cameras that would catch his movement. Still, you could never be sure if someone would make a wrong turn on this cul-de-sac and spot him or his car. That could mean bad news for him if he was identified.

    His crime had to be clean or there would be hell to pay if he caught. He would leave no witnesses. He glanced at his watch. It was time. He got out of the car and walked down the street. He turned the corner. His target was the second house on the left. He quickly slipped through the side gate. Next to the steps leading to the kitchen door was a collection of pottery. He picked up a stone that a fat red gnome sat on. Inside the stone was a hidden key.

    He unlocked the kitchen door with an audible click. He opened the door. His eyes closed as the cool air washed over him. There was no time to waste on such trivial pleasures. He must obtain what he came for. He reached for the jar on the counter. A large brown in the shape of a tree topped with a small bear cub. He opened it and reached in. His hand pulled out six large chocolate chip cookies. He had large hands. He wrapped the cookies in a paper towel and quickly left the house. His wife would kill him if she knew he was cheating on his diet.