Sickie – Daily Writing Prompts

I have played sickie all the way from primary school to date. The lesson was learned early on that I could get out of pretty much anything by faking sickness.

My dad probably didn’t make it any better for us because he was always the softie. He knew we were faking it, but would always let it slide and have us stay around. As usual, in a couple of hours, we would get better and start running around oblivious to our blatant lie.

Happy Sickie Day

Today your characters get to pull a fast one on their bosses by playing sickie in order to get some time off, or perhaps get up to no good.

6th February Writing Prompts

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

  1. The character in your story calls in sick in order to meet their blind date, only for it to be their boss.
  2. Your character pretends to be sick to go on vacation, only to contract a deadly disease that leaves them under quarantine the entire time.
  3. A grieving father uses his sick days to visit children’s hospitals and brighten their day.
  4. Circumstances force a workaholic to take a break by falling sick the night before their most important meeting.
  5. In an alternate universe, a cure for every ailment renders sick days irrelevant.

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 Short Stories. These are stories with 1501 to 7000 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 remember to take a day off every once in a while. Rest is necessary too.

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

Until tomorrow,



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