Writing Prompts: Spark Your Creativity [Scene Stealers]

Welcome to Scene Stealers, our  series of writing prompts designed to flex your creative muscles.

We’re thrilled that so many of you are participating in our writing prompt series.

In case you’re not familiar with Scene Stealers, here’s how it works:

  • We set the scene
  • You steal it, make it your own, and,
  • Share your creation in the comments section of this post

Of course, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t want to share your work, but we hope you’ll do the exercise anyway.

We occasionally use Scene Stealer ideas submitted by our reader. If you’d like to submit a Scene Stealer idea, please look at the information at the end of this post—it’s easy to submit an idea.

Now for the ground rules:

  • You must use the exact wording we provide—in this case it must appear in the beginning of your story.
  • Your story must be 350 words or less.
  • Your work must be original and not previously published.
  • WTD provides an encouraging and safe environment for writers to grow and learn from each other. We’d love you to comment on other people’s submissions in a friendly and supportive manner.
  • We reserve the right to delete any comments or entries we deem inappropriate and those that do not meet the specifications above.

This week’s installment is designed is designed to spark your creativity. Do you want to write a science fiction fable, a natural disaster yarn, a war story, or something else? You decide.

 Scene Stealer #6

 The disembodied voice said to take cover but he didn’t know where to go.

Now steal this line and make it your own.

We can’t wait to see what develops.

Want to submit an idea for an upcoming Scene Stealer?

It’s easy. It’s easy. Go to the Contact page and send your idea us.  Be sure to include your full name, email address and, if you’d like, a link to your blog or website. If your idea is selected, we will share this information with our readers, so they’ll know how to find you.

By Cheryl Craigie, Contributing Editor at Write to Done. Cheryl also blogs at The Manageable Life


About the author

Mary Jaksch

Mary Jaksch is best known for her exceptional training for writers at WritetoDone.com and for her cutting-edge book, Youthful Aging Secrets. In her “spare” time, Mary is also the brains behind GoodlifeZEN.com, a Zen Master, a mother, and a 5th Degree Black Belt.