What’s that slithering in the grass? Is it a rake? No silly. Rakes don’t slither! I know, it’s a cake. Cakes don’t slither either. Then is it a milkshake? For heaven’s sake, It’s a snake! Snakes slither. Oh right, like Slytherin. I knew that.
Did you also know that snakes are pretty much the introverts of the animal kingdom? They keep to themselves. When approached, they will curl into a ball to hide. But if you’re all up in their face, they will attack you.
The attacking part is probably why they have such a bad rep. Then there’s the whole deceiving humanity into mortality thing. But like introverts, they’re just highly misunderstood.
Snakes play an important role in the ecosystem, curbing population and exterminating vermin. They’re also one of the living descendants of dinosaurs. Not to mention their contribution to medical research. They’re also not aggressive unless hunting or threatened.
In short, snakes are cool in a grunge sort of way. They’re like the awkward middle child who just wants to live their life in the shadows.
Happy World Snakes Day
It is no secret that a lot of people don’t like snakes. So today we’re changing the narrative and letting our characters spend a day with serpents.
16th July writing prompts
In honor of World Snake Day, write an original story involving the following scenarios.
- The character in your story is a vet who converses telepathically with snakes.
- While pursuing a lost treasure, a tomb raider stumbles upon an ancient city of sentient snake beings.
- Your character is a king cobra that has to defend their den from an invading mongoose clan.
- A snake switches bodies with their cruel snake charmer.
- A talking green anaconda calls a press conference with the UN to mediate the longstanding feud between snakes and humans.
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 right back to it. If you’re up for it, you can also binge-watch Anaconda when you’re done to reward yourself.
All in all, have fun with today’s writing prompts.
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