15 Day Writing Challenge

Beginning Monday, August 10th, I’m starting a 15 day writing challenge. I will write 15 short stories over 15 days, excluding Sundays.

Why am I doing this? I want to get back into writing and I’m hoping by doing this it will reset/jumpstart my writing again. I’m also doing this to develop writing and blogging habits.

For the challenge I’ll be using the following prompts.

Day 1:  Use your MP3 player.  Hit shuffle and use the fifth song on the playlist as inspiration.  Include a lyric or lyrics as part of the story.

Day 2:  Write a story about a family on vacation.

Day 3:  Write a story in which your character finds a family heirloom/artifact. Describe the object and its significance.

Day 4:  Write a story that takes place in the kitchen.

Day 5:  Your character wakes up with a key in his/her hand.  How did he/she get it?  What does it lock and unlock?

Day 6:  Write a story that contains the following words: mask, armor, and steal.

Day 7: End your story with “The sun was shining and she went out into it, standing in the front garden, holding her face to the warmth.” (quote from Barbara Vine’s, The Child’s Child)

Day 8: You’ve just killed a man

Day 9: Write a story about someone down on his/her luck.

Day 10: Your character suspects her husband of having an affair and decides to spy on him.  What she discovers is not what she was expecting.

Day 11: A babysitter is snooping around her employer’s house and finds a disturbing photograph.

Day 12: Your character is a writer.  But his new neighbors are so noisy that he can neither work nor sleep. He decides to take action.

Day 13: Write a story in which your character was falsely accused of a crime.

Day 14: Write a story in which your character fights back.

Day 15: Your character is caught shoplifting.  The shop owner says he won’t call the police in exchange for a personal favor.

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7 responses to “15 Day Writing Challenge”

  1. Kat says :

    Great idea! You inspired me to use some prompts. I know I’m not disciplined enough to do 15 days but I’m going to try to go a week. Thanks!


  2. Sonya says :

    Those are great writing prompts. I wish you lots of inspiration for the challenge 🙂


    • dailyshorts says :

      Thanks Sonya. Me too. The first one is definitely a challenge. I got a song I haven’t listened to in a long while. Had to listen to a few times before I got an idea. Now lets see where it takes me.

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  3. Audrey D Cunningham says :

    Sounds really interesting! Can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂


    • dailyshorts says :

      Thanks Audrey for stopping by. I’m actually take a break from my first story. My iPod shuffled and spit out a song I haven’t listened to in a while, so the creative juices took a minute to start flowing.

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