I have been trying to get back into writing, and I found myself a bit . . . stymied. Okay, you caught me. I had major writer’s block. Sometimes, doing a free write can help to break that block, so I searched the Internet for some quick writing prompts. I found this list of writing prompts from The Daily Post. This prompt was particularly effective in helping me smash that block because it felt like a game rather than writing (if that makes sense), so I wanted to share it and my response with you. I highly suggest free writing if you find yourself banging your head against your table because the words are not coming to you as easily as you think that they should be.
Prompt: “There are 26 letters in the English language, and we need every single one of them. Want proof? Choose a letter and write a blog post without using it. (Feeling really brave? Make it a vowel!)”
Challenge accepted! I choose to write a post without using the letter, “i.” *gasp*
Where monsters dwell, and legends are true, you can observe a small creature who ducks between the bushes and trees. He jumps and hops, and struggles to see over the flora and to get peek at you—you the stranger who now stands before the teeny creature. The purple and blue feathers on the creature’s back sparkle and almost enchant you. He hums a tune that haunts the land, but be not scared for he only hums to greet you. The creature does not boast or brag as the other monsters do. Rather, the creature’s makeup encompasses of only sweetness, modesty, fun, and goodness. But he spends days lonesome and unhappy because he stands out amongst the mean and cruel monsters. He hopes to make a pal who does not resemble such foul characters. He wants you to be a crony, a buddy, a comrade. So lay down your weapons and fears, and open your heart and arms to the small creature who only wants to be loved.
What? There was no rule that the story must be true.