Pick an object in your home, and describe its function as if it's absolutely magical and unbelievable.
Something as basic as a hair brush could be of magical origin, electrical objects a scientific wonder, everyday items could only have been designed by fairies!
A hairbrush. A tool normally used to smooth, style, or detangle hair However, this is no ordinary hairbrush. To the unsuspecting eye it looked parallel to an ordinary brush. An old vintage oval object, a pale off white, decorated with flowers and bows on the back, and horsehair bristles on the front. Passed down from generation to generation only those in the family knew its true power and from w...
It appeared like any ordinary fruit bowl, a rounded clay dish molded by unskilled hands.
(But to be fair to its maker, the man never claimed to be an artist. He was in fact a very talented, very charming magician who just happened to dabble in pottery)
It was uneven around the edges and bore a slight fissure on its side that crept from base to lip. The paint, a turquoise wash that had turned gre...
Fallen from a box of pottery
From the tip of my finger to
The curve of my palm
Bound with your sister rake
A seedling tool and thin tweezer
What am I?
A farmer of houseplants, no
Moving from dead and shriveled
To verdant plump
Unexpected blooms like fireworks
Pale chartreuse, soft grey greens, emeralds
Lining every window sill
I reach for tools
Learning how to g...
Contrary to popular belief,
paper is made from the stars.
You can trust me.
To make paper,
you must first scrape off
the shimmering white stardust,
letting it fall to the earth in flurries.
Then, mix it with dark matter
and the wishes little boys and girls make
at the foot of their bed every night.
That will create the base.
When you dry the paper, know that
this paper is made of th...
When I open up a blank document on my phone or iPad, I get a small tingly feeling in my stomach. I look down at my keyboard in my lap and I smile. With the many letters, numbers, and symbols at my advantage, I can empty my mind into an entire page of words into a beautiful story like this. When I look at my keyboard, I get inspired to write, and when I do so, I have many methods of expressing my t...
(Based on a true story)
I was busy doing a task I hated. I only got to it when things got so bad I had no other choice, and then I would set everything up in the family room and watch TV as I worked.
I was in the middle of it all, when suddenly my 6-year-old burst into the room with 5 or 6 of her little friends from the neighborhood. They had all been play Barbies under the tree in our front y...
I’ve noticed a new contraption has appeared on my kitchen worktop. I have no idea how it got there, I can only assume fairies are the ones to blame, maybe even the naughty pixies that I’ve definitely seen scampering about the garden.
Whoever designed it must have been slightly narcissistic, every surface is reflective but in a curious way where everything seems slightly distorted. My face appears...
Behold, fellow Mooninites!
An object like one never seen before... something that can cure your deepest aches and ailments with just one simple application! Formerly known as the “heating pad”, we’ve obtained this gadget from Earth and renamed it the “Cramp Zapper”, as it is the only object known to possess such magic in the human world. By simply plugging this pouch into an electrical source, he...
Similar writing prompts
In a world of darkness, you must rely on your other senses to experience things.
Try to be as descriptive as possible about how you would live in this world.
Think about a book or film which you do not like. Now imagine the opposite opinion, and write about it from the perspective of someone who loves it.
Trying to deliberately switch your perspective is great practice for writing characters and stories which aren't about people like you.