Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Reflection

Writing Prompt:  Tilling the fields one day, a lonely farmer hatches a plan for an alien hoax that he thinks will bring him fame and fortune — instead it brings him real aliens.

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

 

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Battle at the Fifth Gate (Chapter One) by Jessica Rainfield

Hello Teen Writers!

Today we have the first chapter of “Battle at the Fifth Gate” by Jessica Rainfield.  This will be a longer story than others we have posted so we will have several chapters this week.  Let the author know what you think in the comments section below.

NMH Longernecker

Battle at the Fifth Gate (Chapter One)
by Jessica Rainfield

My name is Collena Reverēs . I am sixteen years old  and I’m now running for my life.

Suddenly, there was a roaring, clicking noise behind me. I look behind me and to my horror, I see a horrible, insect-like creature. Its face is a mixture of insect and a wild cat. The snout is long and rounded. Mandibles protect a mouth full of feline teeth. Snarling and growling, the creature lunges at me and I take off running.

I turn a corner and slam right into a man.

“Hey, watch it!” says the man.

“S-sorry I was just-” I start to say, but a chorus of roars and clicks rises from the crowd behind me. I immediately run right past him and fly into an alleyway. Big mistake. If the creatures come down the alleyway I would be defenseless. Or maybe not…

I pull out Obsidian, the dragon that came to life when I put her dormant form on the windowsill that night during the full moon.  I haven’t yet figured how to change her back, and now I’m glad I haven’t.

“Obsidian, I need you to do something.” Obsidian’s eight heads looks up at me with apprehension, as if she knows what I’m going to say next.

“I want you to fly over the alleyway. If they come attack me, with or without you, you can dive at them. But since you’re so small-” Obsidian starts growing in size. I drop her and stare as Obsidian grows into a full-grown hydra right before my eyes.  “Or you could do that,” I said staring at her in awe. Obsidian whips her heads around and growls. I hear footsteps. Rapid footsteps. I immediately climb onto her back. Obsidian bears her fangs. But it isn’t a monster. It’s the man I ran into on my great dash.  Obsidian relaxes and shrinks back to her normal size, but I’m still wary.

“Who are you? Why have you followed me?”

“I’m not going to hurt you. I’m one of you. My name is Callus. I saw those creatures chasing you and I realized what you are. You’re one of the Seven Dragon bearers.” He says, holding up his hands as if in surrender.

“What? What do you mean? Why should I trust you?” I ask, confused.

“Can’t tell you now. They’re coming.”

“Let go of me!” I shout as he grabs my wrist and tries to pull me out of the alley.

“I can’t go anywhere with you. I have school , and a home and friends. I can’t just leave!

“I’m sorry to  hear that but you have no choice. Stop struggling!” Callus growls .

I aim a kick at his abdomen and he catches my foot and shoves me back. Obsidian, now the size of an elephant picks me up from the back of my hoodie and puts me on her back. Callus climbs on just as we took off, the ground turning into a tiny island in the vast void of the sky.

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Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Weather

Writing Prompt:  Ballet, rooftop, flashback.

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

 

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Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Book

Writing Prompt: Home from the airport after a long trip, you realize you have the wrong suitcase. What you find inside, however, leads you to believe the bag’s real owner might be a witch with a mean streak.

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

 

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Daily Writing Post

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Seek

Writing Prompt:  “There were 48,000 gods in their mythology and not one…”

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

 

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Broken Souls (Prologue) by Voltron484

Hello Teen Writers!

Today we have a prologue from our newest member of the group – “Broken Souls” by Voltron484.  Welcome Voltron484!  I look forward to reading what happens next.  Let the author know what you think in the comments section below.

NMH Longernecker

Broken Souls (Prologue)
by Voltron484

I wouldn’t call it a mental illness .

I also wouldn’t call it a super power either.

It’s like a really obscene job that I was stuck doing. Well, I’m not technically doing the job yet, I’m in “training”.

Death doesn’t like how I’m starting at such a young age. She says I could’ve had a longer time to live out my life. But now I’m here watching when people’s due date approach and how there will die. Quite disturbing, right? I’m the one that checks off your death certificate of how your going to die. I know when everyone is going to die.

Not a way I wanted to spend my life doing. And I’m twenty years old, I should have some fun right?

Then there’s Mr. D (the ruler or Hell) and Mr. A (the ruler of Heaven). Mr. D disagrees with Death because he doesn’t think that it’s worth to live your life to the fullest, he says to me all the time: “Ajal, get a job and that’s all you need.”. But why should I listen to him, he got the job as being the ruler of Hell because he was a prick to everyone in the mortal world. (Death smashed him with a air conditioning machine (the big bulky ones) that fell out of a five-story window, when he was walking by).

And then Mr. A said that love is all I need, but the only problem is that Death doesn’t like me going outside.

Death thinks that the mortals will hurt me. It sounds stupid to me. I was one of them at one point, I don’t know how I got into the position that I’m in right now. Death refuses to tell me.

Karma and Charisma (they’re twins), say that when they went out to the open, they found a variety of people.

I know that I should go out there. But the job that I have makes it almost impossible to do so.

Plus, I need to find out how I got here in the first place.

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Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Law Student

Writing Prompt:  A little blue-white dragon who is supposed to love water and ice, but is instead incredibly fond of fire

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

 

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Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Love

Writing Prompt:  A therapist’s newest patient turns out to not be joking when she says she’s a superhero.

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

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Why I Hate You… Because… by Abigail Amelia Biudole

Hello Teen Writers!

Today we have “Why I Hate You… Because…” by Abigail Amelia Biudole, a poem that expresses our darker emotions.   Let the author know what you think in the comments section below.

NMH Longernecker

Why I Hate You… Because…
by Abigail Amelia Biudole

I hate you because of money,
I hate you because of death,
I hate you because of power,
I hate you because of love,
I hate you because of family,
I hate you because the I was envious,
I was envious because of your riches,
I was envious because of your bravery,
I was envious because of your great power,
I was envious because of your humanity,
I was envious because of your great companions,
This lead to my grave…
Envy leads,
Hatred,
Enemies,
Blood spill,
Even to death…….

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Daily Writing Prompt

Hello Teen Writers!  Today’s prompts are:

One/Two Word Prompt:  Extra Spice

Writing Prompt:  “I would like to join you in acknowledging the difficulties of your life.”     “You are the WORST at this comfort thing.”

Write a Poetry Slam, Six-Word-Story, the Dribble (50 words), the Drabble (100 words) or Sudden Fiction (750 words).  Or you can ignore word length and go with the Less Than Five Pages format.

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