Every day, I post a writing prompt based on my post. Why? Because everything is about writing.
Everybody you meet has a back-story, and innumerable possible back-stories. You know the bag-boy at the grocery belongs to your best friend at church, but he could come from a dysfunctional home and be struggling with how to be “normal” without a childhood model of what “normal” means.
Everything that’s said has many possible meanings; you usually know what’s meant from context, but take away the context and the meaning could change. You know that “I could kill her” means “I’m aggravated”, but in a different context it might be a seriously contemplated option.
Event A has nothing to do with Object B, but what if they were part of the same thing?
Go to my sidebar and hit the archives at random to pick a prompt. Or use the one on this post. Then grab a random book or periodical or cereal box and pick three words at random. Write or outline a story, using those as inspiration. If you lose all of them in the process, that’s okay. A prompt is a prompt because it … you know … prompts you to do something.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: From a book or periodical, take a sentence. Look around and outside and pick an object. Put them together.