May 24, 2014 Prompt #24
Twenty-four hours later and, again, it’s raining.
Good reason to expand on yesterday’s prompt.
If you haven’t read it already, do that first, then try these variations.
- Apply personification (the assignment of human attributes to objects, abstract notions, or, in this case, weather) to a rain storm. Describe a storm, drizzle, or intermittent rain in terms of anger, generosity, fickleness or another human condition. This option lends itself well to poetry and flash fiction. Write for 10 minutes.
- Write about someone waiting rain. Describe the person’s actions without dialogue or conversation.
Variations for Writing Groups
- On separate index cards, each member writes down two emotions or feelings, such as frustration, joy, relief, trepidation, boredom, etc.,
- On a second set of cards, write down words associated with rain, such as thunder claps, puddles, windshield wipers, boots, rain jacket, flood, soaked, partly cloudy, etc.
- Keep the words in separate piles, face down so you can’t see the words written on them.
- Each member chooses one word from each pile and, from there, writes for 15 minutes. Unlikely pairings often make for the best writing, so resist the temptation to choose different words if yours seem unwieldy.
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