Prompt by Jude
This beech tree is over 250 years old. That takes us back to 1766 – the year that Oliver Goldsmith published the Vicar of Wakefield. Using the tree as inspiration, write an opening to a novel. Your opening will include the tree and the people in the distance.
As a contrast, come and hear some short short fiction this Friday 29th July. Jude’s organised an evening of flash fiction at St James Wine Vaults in Bath. £5 and five great readers. 7.30-10.00pm You can just turn up and pay on the door.
Prompt from Alex: Write some dialogue. Your character is about to get a parking ticket. Write the conversation with the parking warden. Are they going to get away with it? Or will there be an angry exchange? What’s their story?
This week’s prompt by Jude
Take some stressed characters. Seat them in a cafe. Let them order a couple of desserts. Death-by-chocolate or Eton Mess perhaps? Another person comes in and accuses the couple of a past wrong-doing. Will they just get their desserts – or will they get their just desserts?
Prompt from Alex: You are outside looking in. Why are you looking through the window? What do you see ? Who is inside and what is about to happen? Write a short story in the first person.