Friday, September 30, 2011

Writing Prompt # 80

John could not have thought of a worse time to have lost is car keys. What made it worse, was that he had been all over the city today, he could have dropped them anywhere. He starred at the car window, seeing the door locks stubbornly staying locked for a moment longer before he made his decision.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #79

Today on Google + a man that I count as a friend, Ayoub Khote, posted a question about first impressions and when they were wrong. In my experience they normally are. I had two thoughts here I could write about a character who's first impression is always wrong, or I could let you make one up.

Here's the prompt.

Your Pov character has some physical characteristic that gives people completely the wrong first impression about them.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #78

Today's prompt is a setting with a few people, but mostly a setting.

The crew stood on the barren rock and looked around. There was nothing there but rock as far as they eye could see. No green, no blue, no nothing, but gray rock, and even grayer sand. The only thing that broke up the landscape, other than them, was the hulk of ship that used to be theirs.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #77

Seeing that it is International talk like a pirate day, how could the pirates pass up such an opportunity.

This is going to be one of my opened ended situations again, with a little twist.

Josh watched as the speck that he had been watching became a ship. There was something odd about it that didn't quite register with him until it got closer. It was a danger to them of course, any time you saw as ship on the open seas it was a danger. Even a ship that might be sailing under the same flag, you could never tell when something might have gone wrong and what used to be a friendly ship was in desperate enough trouble that they could have gone rouge. This was not the case this time, their sails were black, a definite sign they were pirates. What caught his eye was that the sails seem to be raked back too far, and they seemed to billowing up as much as they were forward. Then what had been burning in the back of his brain hit him like a ton of bricks. They were not sailing in the water. The Ship was about fifteen feet off the water and they were moving very fast. "Captain!" he shouted down to deck below, "We have a problem."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Galley Table 48 - Pirate Takeover - Fiction Tuesday

Last week, the Pirate's took over the Galley Table to give four authors a chance to play with a couple of the writing prompts. I am hoping we will get some stories from them out of this. In the mean time if you would like to hear what got flushed out during the discussion...

Pirate take over

This episode The Pirate Captain (AKA Jeff Hite) (AKA Capt. Jack Smiley) hires some mercenaries and they take over the galley table.

Galley Table 48

We are joined by:
Veronica Giguere
Doc Coleman
James Keeling
Zach Ricks

We talk prompt based story writing, like you can find here on Fiction Tuesday
You can find all of our writing prompts here

Daily writing Prompts #76

Today's prompt is kind of a tried a true Sci Trope with a bit of a twist.

You are alone on an alien planet. Tell us the story of how you got there.