Prompt: A relative, who left unexpectedly without telling anyone, shows up at your door.
Writing prompts are meant to spark the mind, make creative thoughts flow. I’ve tried using writing prompts but for some reason my writers mind has a natural aversion to them. I feel like I’m writing someone elses story not my own. I’ve even tried it with poetry. No matter what, it always seems forced and unnatural. I’ve just resolved with myself that my mind doesn’t work that way and don’t push it.
On the other hand I like visual prompts. I use a lot of images in my posts and stories and at some point during the week I often see one that sparks something. Usually I set it aside or note it for later. Take for example this image above. It’s a picture of sage. The moment I saw this I thought of my yard and all the growth that will be sprouting up-which also means the my battle with the weeds. An idea popped into my mind to write a flash fiction from the perspective of a weed and how it keeps getting dug up, when all it wants to do is show its splendor.
I’ve noticed a lot of folks out there use writing prompts and was wondering if any of you find yourself in a similar situation as me?