Friday, March 9, 2012

Writing Prompts With a Bench

Untitled by Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden
Untitled, a photo by Joost J. Bakker IJmuiden on Flickr.
For today's free-write prompt, look at the picture and write a scene about a person who comes to sit on this bench. You can put a second person in the scene, too, and add dialogue, or you can focus on one character and write out the details of why he or she is there and what is going through his or her mind today and why.


Respond to this quote:

Sometimes you get a glimpse of a semicolon coming, a few lines farther on, and it is like climbing a steep path through woods and seeing a wooden bench just at a bend in the road ahead, a place where you can expect to sit for a moment, catching your breath. -- Lewis Thomas


If you had time to sit on this bench alone today, what would you be thinking about?


  1. pssst...hey...over here. You...yeah you. Don't I look comfortable? Come on, have a seat. (cue maniacal laughter) Now I've got you. To struggle is futile. You're coming with me on a magical, mystery tour. (cue sounds of rocket taking off) Back, back to the past we go. (overvoice, This innocent pedestrian has just stepped in to The Twilight Zone)

  2. Love the cues, especially the sound of the rocket taking off. So, what happens when you we get to the Twilight Zone?

  3. Well the pic is really nice and people can say a lot. To me this pic is could creative a romantic or sad scene :)


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