Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 11

While reaching for a doughnut, you spill your salad on the floor.

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Are you going to make another salad?

Do you still want the doughnut?

Where are you located when this happens?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 10

It’s what you want.

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What is it?

How can you move closer to it?

Are there similar options you could also consider?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 9

Because you’re in no mood for delayed gratification, you check off an item on your to-do list before it is completed.

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Why have you lost your patience?

What task did the item describe?

Will you ever complete the task?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 8

You walk past someone who’s wearing a pleasant-smelling but subtle perfume/cologne.

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Who does this person want to smell good for?

When did they get this perfume/cologne? Recently? Years ago?

How does the perfume/cologne make them feel?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 7

Three squirrels chase and attack each other on a tennis court.

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What are they arguing about?

How do the squirrels know each other?

Is a peaceful resolution possible today, or is this an ongoing dispute?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 6

A freshly washed stainless steel strainer hangs from a nail on a kitchen wall.

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What type of meal/food preparation was this strainer just used for?

Who used it?

What other kitchen tools or appliances are near the strainer?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 5

A hot bowl of soup sits on a table beside a person with an empty stomach and a burnt tongue.

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What type of soup is it?/ How was it made?

Where is the person located?

Why is he or she hungry?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No.4

A thick phone book hangs below a pay phone. The receiver is off the hook.

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Who was the last person to use this pay phone?

Where is it located?

Is it broken? If so, how did it break?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 3

High. Low. Off.

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What type of device has those settings?

How often is it used?

Who owns it?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 2

A stranger asks you, “Can I use your car to charge my iPhone?”
How do you respond?

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Where are you located when this conversation happens?

What is the stranger wearing?

Who else is around?

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Revision Fairy Writing Prompt No. 1

Smart writing stems from consistent practice.

Once a week, I’ll be publishing a writing prompt you can use as an outlet for your creativity — a starting point for writing something satisfying, whether it’s a short story, the beginning of a novel, or an interesting blog post.

A fresh prompt will be delivered every Monday, and each prompt will include three suggestions about how you can start writing your own unique story. I provide a few details and your imagination should fill in the rest.

This week’s writing prompt is below.

An empty, leopard-print suitcase in a deserted, dirt field

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Who did/does this suitcase belong to?

How did it get to the dirt field?

What used to be in the suitcase/What will be in the suitcase in the future?

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