Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Writing Prompt Challenge

Hey Bayou Writers,

Here is the writing assignment for our next meeting, September 12, 2013.  As we discussed, there are three writing prompts to choose from and you have 500 words or less to do it!

Please print at least one copy of your finished story for the meeting and we will exchange them when we get together Thursday.  Your partner will critique your work and make any suggestions so you can get immediate feedback.  If time allows then we may read a few of these during the meeting.
Please choose one of the following:

 Brian A. Klems
You’re at the doctor’s office for a regular check-up when the doctor suggests you get a flu shot as well. You hate shots, so you come up with the most outlandish excuse as to why you can’t get one. Start your story with “You’re not going to believe this, but … ” and end it with “And that’s why I can’t get a flu shot today.”

Brian A. Klems
You’re on a top-secret spy mission—for your grandmother. She can’t make it to her Monday Night Bingo (you tell us why), but she’s certain that one of the regulars is cheating, and she sends you to check it out. Conduct a covert operation to catch this cheater in the act.

Brian A. Klems
You’re a taxi driver in a one-light town. You’ve arrived at the county library to pick up your passenger, a girl no older than thirteen. She says, “You see that Mexican restaurant across the street? In about five minutes, a man is going to come out of that restaurant, and I want you to follow him.”

Happy Writing!


  1. Can't wait to read it! We had discussed sharing them at the meeting first and then posting. Maybe after the first time, we should open it up so members that cannot make the meetings can participate by posting them online. Whatcha think?

  2. Yay!!! This is so exciting!