Simplicity – Daily Word Prompt

In the complicated humdrum of the digital age, simplicity is foreign. With everything getting even better updates, what worked before is quickly rendered useless. Slowly we are complicating life and ourselves in the process.

It’s time to slow down, go back to the basics, and keep it simple.

As writers, the one thing that draws us into the craft is reading. A good story is behind each of our origin stories. This led to a lot of scribbles that we would definitely frown upon now.

That said, it was about the story. We didn’t care about reads, reviews, marketing, and publishing deals. Life was simple. All that mattered was writing.

Happy Simplicity Day

Simplicity reigns supreme in our characters’ lives today. It is time to shed off the fluff and make it as plain and simple as possible.

12th July Writing Prompts

Photo by ÉMILE SÉGUIN ✳️✳️✳️ on Unsplash

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

  1. Your dying character unplugs from their busy life to enjoy their final moments in nature.
  2. The character in your story stops chasing their happily ever after and settles for the now.
  3. A complicated adult problem is solved by a small child very easily.
  4. Your villain and hero lose their powers and are forced to resolve their conflict by talking.
  5. Two people who love each other suck it up and say it.

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. This is a story 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 get back into it. Keep it simple. Don’t complicate the process. Just write until the pen stops.

There is no rule on how to write. Sometimes it comes easily and perfectly; sometimes it’s like drilling rock and then blasting it out with charges. – Ernest Hemingway.

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

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Until tomorrow,

Eli

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