Friday, February 27, 2015

Writing Challenge: Whom Do You Choose?

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A while back, during one of the tags I did, I sent a special question to all the bloggers I tagged.  Since then, I have decided to use it as a writng   prompt to anyone who is interested.  The goal will be to write a short story anywhere from 500 words to 2000 (or more, if you feel like it!) to answer the question within the following prompt:
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You are walking along, minding your own business, when suddenly you are magically transported into a fantastical world.  There, you are lost in a forest and pursued by mysterious dark creatures.  Just as you are about to be caught, a white-haired elf comes to your rescue, fighting the beasts off.  When he has disposed of them, he tells you that he has been searching for you and urges you to come with him to safety.  Before you can answer, another man appears, this one in black ominous robes.  His face is horribly scarred, and his eyes glint red.  He tells you that the elf is not what he seems, and is trying to kill you.  The scarred man says that he has been sent to find you, and demands that you come with him before it is too late.  The elf and the scarred man look as though they are going to fight over you.  Who do you trust?  The elf, or the scarred man?  Or do you take a third option?

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This prompt is open to anyone who would like to try it.  It doesn't matter if you are an experience writer, or just a curious reader wanting to explore the question.  
If you decide to do the prompt, post it on your blog and link back to me.  I will be posting my own version of the story soon, and I look forward to hearing your versions!  

Good luck!

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-Rayne Speryll

(DISCLAIMER:  I did not make the image in this post.)


  1. Is there a deadline on this prompt? Because I want to do something with it, but at the moment, my writing time is consumed by editing novels and muddling along through Monster in the Castle, which I desperately need to plan the ending of. Then again, maybe stepping away from MotC for a day or two would be a good thing. :P

    1. No deadline at all! Anyone can do it, anytime. :)
      Sometimes stepping away from a project for a day or two is good- especially if you're beginning to feel burned out on said project. I've done exactly that today. I'm supposed to write a play for our youth group, but I've been writing so much lately that I decided to give myself a day's break until this evening. Just as long as the break isn't so long as to induce writer's block, I'd say a rest is quite healthy for a writer. :D

    2. Awesomesauce. :D
      Yeah . . . and I do need to take a day off sometime to plan. But I'm not feeling burned out as much as bored, because I can't figure out how to get to where I need to be, and as I said, I'm just muddling along for now until I do figure it out. :P

    3. Muddling through is good. That shows diligence. :)

      If you ever need help brainstorming, I'm open! ;) My mom and I have a great time brainstorming together. And planning the end of a book is always tough. Sometimes it seems to flow, and other times it makes my brain hurt to work it all out.