Tag: #writingprompts

  • Queen of the Land

    Genre: Western Plot: A matriarch leads a revolution against invaders Words to use:woman, queen, princess, witch, angel, enemy, plot, mother, crest, tribe, family, lineage, birth, rule, strategy The sun shone brightly against the yellow ochre of the dried grass of the field. The middle of the dry season. A time to plan and prepare for…

  • Trail of Blood

    Written by Rachel Silva-Knepp Genre: Mystery & Suspense  Plot: Arriving in a Small Town That has a Secret Words to use: cult, mystery, murder, power, stranger, newcomer, alien, weapon, silence, danger, police, hidden, map, discovery, bond Part 1 What the once Detective Anne Sullivan needed was a change of scenery. She felt it deep down…

  • Running for your Life

    Running for your Life

    Genre: Historical Fiction Plot: Being hunted during the Salem Witch Trials Words to use: spell, fire, stake, accuse, judge, townspeople, blame, hang, guilt, magic, phobia, women, execution, colony, religion The fire light danced on Sarah’s face. It was an icy cold night and she huddled in her cloak to try to stay warm. She had hoped the townspeoplewould…

  • Mission: failed.

    Mission: failed.

    Genre: romance Plot: An assassin who falls for their target Words to use: kill, list, hire, sniper, lens, doubt, duty, mark, spy, allure, attraction, bond, instinct, trigger, bullet. The text came in with just a picture. It came from a burner phone, someone he never met, but an anonymous employer who would hire him for a job.…

  • Serenity of Wildness

    Serenity of Wildness

    Genre: Western Plot: A group of ranchers is hired to tame a scientifically engineered beast. Words to use: wild, erratic, unpredictable, uncharted, beast, Frankenstein, subhuman, predator, food chain, lasso, boot, pulverize, herd, rugged, cowboy. Jeb was looking out into the distance, rifle in hand, listening to the crickets and a wolf off in the distance…

  • Evil Within

    Evil Within

    Genre: Action/Adventure Plot: A serial killer who went dormant Words to use: enemy, love, criminal, gruesome, victim, duty, morals, relationship, secrets, marriage, murder, criminal, passion, dilemma The hot sun beat down the newspaper on the corner of the Main Street of town. A local paper filled with advertisements, death and marriage and little stories of town life.…

  • Goodness and Light

    Goodness and Light

    Genre: Mystery & Suspense Plot: An orphanage with a history of criminals Words to use: abandon, revenge, trauma, leave, raise, gene, lineage, training, army, league, recruit, base, weapon, program, brainwash  The dead leaves rustled in the cold breeze of early winter outside the derelict building. An orphanage of much macabre repute. The echos of trauma drawing breath…

  • For sale

    For sale

    Genre: Science Fiction Plot: A city planner is contracted to build the first colony on the moon. Words to use: crater, urban, nest, map, corporation, space, galaxy, gravity, risk, emigration, orbit, eclipse, shadow, creature, unexpected. I was looking through my telescope, looking at the moon. The bright luminous rock that will once be the home…

  • Family Secrets

    Family Secrets

    Genre: Action/Adventure Plot: Siblings who discover their parents are notorious international crime bosses. Words to use: Past, present, confusion, timeless, adolescence, history, family, dynasty, questions, curiosity, decades, henchmen, crime, maturity, inheritance. The twins, Sissy and Grace, grew up as any regular American child does today. Their life seemed to be the quintessential life in hometown…

  • Love in Repose. 

    Love in Repose. 

    Genre: Romance Plot: An artist who lost their muse Words to use: mind, thought, dream, inspiration, drive, satisfaction, vibrant, betrayal, fall, wander, dervish, poet, direction, compass, soul His mind turned to the memories of his muse and momentary love. He remembered the afternoons locked in embrace and the sweat that beaded on their skin. He remembered the…