Get Ready – Daily Writing Prompts

In the wake of the pandemic, the need to Get Ready and stay prepared for any and all emergencies has definitely hit home.

Get Ready Day was established in the mid-2000s by the Public Health Association and the Get Ready website has a wealth of information to help those interested.

Happy Get Ready Day

Today our characters need all the information available to get ready to face natural disasters, infectious diseases, and other emergency crises events.

20th September Writing Prompts

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In honor of Get Ready Day, write an original story involving the following scenarios.

  1. The character in your story has to save their family from an infectious disease outbreak.
  2. A sinkhole swallows your character’s entire apartment building and they have to find a way to escape.
  3. Your scientist character has predicted a return of the black plague under a more resilient strain. No one believes them until a strange illness spreads, killing thousands in its wake. Only they have the cure.
  4. An archaeologist character discovers a secret bunker with signage warning outsiders never to open it. However, in the process of unearthing it, one of their pickaxes is discovered to have breached a worn-out part of the bunker, releasing a breed of deadly chemically engineered vermin.
  5. Your character is a teacher hiking with their students around a dormant volcano for a school field trip when it suddenly becomes active following an earthquake.

Remember to use the tag ‘dailywitheli’ so that I can add your story to my word prompt hall of fame. You do not have to attempt all of the prompts. However, if and when inspiration strikes, do follow the muse.

For today’s prompt, we are tackling Sudden Fiction. This is a story with no more than 750 words. Therefore, as always, try your best to stick within the confines of the word count.

Take time to stretch, walk, grab a drink of water, and get back to it. A little research on natural disaster movies might just be what the doctor ordered to help you Get Ready to write.

All in all, have fun with today’s writing prompts.

Until tomorrow,



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