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Fantasy Writing Prompts: Easter 2017

Fantasy Writing Prompts: Easter

It’s Easter weekend! A three day weekend filled with family, friends, and fantasy for Les and me. So we took some of the Easter traditions and put a fantasy spin on them for this week’s writing prompts!

I’m still determined to complete the Brix and Gregor draft by the end of the month. We’re at the halfway mark of the month and there are ten chapters remaining. I may have to postpone the next Saving Time for a week to really focus on ending the first draft. I’ll make the announcement by Tuesday if I decide to postpone.

Happy Easter and Happy Writing!

Fantasy Writing Prompts-Easter2017-Let the dragon egg hunt begin!
“Let the dragon egg hunt begin!”
Fantasy Writing Prompts-Easter2017-Once a year, the rarely seen Jackalope will venture out to lay its multicolored eggs.
Once a year, the rarely seen Jackalope will venture out to lay its multicolored eggs.
Fantasy Writing Prompts-Easter2017-The children raised their weapons to slay the invading swarm of bloodthirsty bunnies.
The children raised their weapons to slay the invading swarm of bloodthirsty bunnies.

 

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Romance Writing Prompts: April 2017

Romance Writing Prompts

We’re back this week! And we are offering four new romantic writing prompts for your inspiration. It’s time to write your very own love story or add a romantic subplot to an ongoing story! Don’t forget to share your stories and artwork with us!

I have set myself the goal of finishing the Brix and Gregor first draft by the end of this month. I have eleven chapters remaining at the time of typing this. The story is going to need a lot of work. My excitement over the project has certainly waxed and waned to dramatic extremes. Once the draft is complete however, I plan to take a couple of weeks away from it before trying to make it readable. In that time, I will begin drafting a new story for Detective Peirson.

Romance Writing Prompts-Apr2017-Their love forbidden, they lived side by side as victims of a cruel fate.
Their love forbidden, they lived side by side as victims of a cruel fate.
Romance Writing Prompts-Apr2017-Her lips were petals of flame against the icy fingers of her lost love.
Her lips were petals of flame against the icy fingers of her lost love.
Romance Writing Prompts-Apr2017-He knew this was only a spell but the damage had been done; he was in love.
He knew this was only a spell but the damage had been done; he was in love.
Romance Writing Prompts-Apr2017-This love was so pure it would smolder within their hearts for all eternity.
This love was so pure it would smolder within their hearts for all eternity.

 

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Kids Writing Prompts: March 2017

Kids Writing Prompts

I feel as if I constantly repeat myself on these intro paragraphs. There’s only so many ways to set up our weekly prompts I suppose. This week’s writing prompts are for the younger audience, or at least the young at heart. Don’t forget to share your stories and artwork with us on Facebook and Twitter!

I wrote two chapters in the fantasy draft yesterday. Yes, the one about Brix and Gregor. My confidence in the project is waning, but I’m about halfway through my projected outline. That evil little voice of doubt is awfully loud lately. Pen to paper, however. I must write through the doubts. The chaos of the first draft can always be stitched together later. As you can imagine, Brix isn’t following the draft outline very well. She has a will all her own.

Kids Writing Prompts-Mar2017-The ginger cat introduced himself to the lost child.
The ginger cat introduced himself to the lost child.
Kids Writing Prompts-Mar2017-After several crashing attempts, the cardboard box began to fly.
After several crashing attempts, the cardboard box began to fly.
Kids Writing Prompts-Mar2017-This time the moon was following him home.
This time the moon was following him home.

 

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Fantasy Writing Prompts: March 2017

Fantasy Writing Prompts

This week will mark two years that I have been married to my best friend. Amazing, talented, beautiful, and eccentric. Les is the artist and editor of Holloway’s Hideaway and, as you could imagine, this site would not be remotely possible without her. Fantasy is an important aspect of our lives. We write, draw, play, and live in vast worlds of fantasy. Naturally, this week’s prompts are full of fantasy potential. These prompts are waiting for your story, so get to creating your own worlds and adventures!

Happy anniversary, sweetheart. Thank you for standing at my side while we make our fantasies a reality. I love you!

Fantasy Writing Prompts-Mar2017-Their skeletons danced in the moonlight.
Their skeletons danced in the moonlight.
Fantasy Writing Prompts-Mar2017-Faceless eyes peered from darkened corners.
Faceless eyes peered from darkened corners.
Fantasy Writing Prompts-Mar2017-The heat intensified as she accidently summoned her first fireball.
The heat intensified as she accidently summoned her first fireball.
Fantasy Writing Prompts-Mar2017-The trees whisper a warning of the approaching forces.
The trees whisper a warning of the approaching forces.

 

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Dialogue Writing Prompts: March 2017

Dialogue Writing Prompts

I can’t take credit for the prompts this week. Les wrote all of these down while I was working on the new homepage yesterday. The easiest way to describe a character in a story is to let them do the talking. This week, we have four new dialogue prompts for you to start your very own story.

There isn’t much new to report in progress. I am continuing to add to the first draft of the Brix and Gregor story. Beyond that, we’re coming up with ideas for the new satire series, Saving Time, we are sharing for Flash Fiction Friday. I hope everyone is enjoying.

Dialogue Writing Prompts-Mar2017-Are you thinking what I'm thinking he asked the group telepathically.
“Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” he asked the group, telepathically.
Dialogue Writing Prompts-Mar2017-I don't think of you as a protector. More like a distraction.
“I don’t think of you as a protector. More like a distraction.”
Dialogue Writing Prompts-Mar2017-No one tramples my daisies! the ogre growled.
“No one tramples my daisies!” the ogre growled.
Dialogue Writing Prompts-Mar2017-Where is Death when you need her
“Where is Death when you need her?”

 

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Mystery Writing Prompts: March 2017

Mystery Writing Prompts

Few things can peak someone’s interest in a new story like a good mystery. Something is amiss and answers are needed. Today, we provide you with three new story starters so you can begin your own mystery! Please share your inspired stories and artwork with us!

I feel like mystery will likely be my go to in the future for my stories. They are so much fun to work on. You start by knowing all of the answers and working your way backwards, taking away pieces of information and placing a bread trail in reverse for the readers. I thoroughly enjoyed Red Herring and the messages each week asking if so-and-so did or didn’t do it.

I will be starting chapter 9 (of 31) in my Brix and Gregor fantasy adventure today. I’m trying my best to focus on just one of the big projects at a time. Other slated novels include an origin story for Aelfric (from “The Book” and “Survivor” storylines), a new case for Detective Peirson, a science fiction mystery/thriller inspired by our flash fiction “The Ceasefire”, and a paranormal mystery in a small fishing town (Sorry, Krystal. That story has been especially trying for some reason. Some day, I promise, that one will be written.).

Mystery Writing Prompts-Mar2017-Everything was dying, except the humans.
Everything was dying, except the humans.
Mystery Writing Prompts-Mar2017-The chill crept further up my spine as the flashlight revealed a sea of bones as far as I could see.
The chill crept further up my spine as the flashlight revealed a sea of bones as far as I could see.
Mystery Writing Prompts-Mar2017-They were known as The Faceless and they knew everything.
They were known as The Faceless and they knew everything.

 

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Kids Writing Prompts: February 2017

Kids Writing Prompts

It’s time to revisit our newest category of writing prompts! It’s never too early (or late) to embrace creativity. Although I tend to create darker content, it is good practice to take a step back and enjoy some light-hearted content. Below, you will find three new writing prompts that are perfect for all ages. It’s time to start your story!

On a note of our other content, I have to apologize for the lack of a new flash fiction last week. I had intended to only take one week off after Red Herring, but it quickly became two while I was focusing on my rough draft. I have begun some work for a new flash fiction. It could easily be a series–that will depend on the feedback I receive from you all. I’m going for satire, a new style for me, so any and all feedback you can offer will certainly be appreciated.

As always, you can share feedback as well as any stories and artwork you create based on our stuff in the comments below or on our Facebook page. Also follow us on Pinterest and Twitter (we don’t post often but we try to keep it updated)!

Kids Writing Prompts-Feb2017-Her life changed when she learned the monsters were protecting her.
Her life changed when she learned the monsters were protecting her.
Kids Writing Prompts-Feb2017-The fallen tree limb transformed into a gleaming sword.
The fallen tree limb transformed into a gleaming sword.
Kids Writing Prompts-Feb2017-The large egg cracked open and the creature within looked around the room.
The large egg cracked open and the creature within looked around the room.

 

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Fantasy Writing Prompts: February 2017

Fantasy Writing Prompts

It’s the time of year where reality catches up to us. Tax season. I filed ours this morning and I certainly need some fantasy to escape to. With Two Steps From Hell playing, I put together three new fantasy prompts for you to use in your own fantasy escape.

Late last night [about 8:30], I started chapter six of the untitled Brix and Gregor draft. It’s slowly coming together. I am completely unsure what will be featured on this next Flash Fiction Friday. Is there anything you would like to see? I have way too many ideas going at one time. Perhaps I’ll use one of the prompts below?

Fantasy Writing Prompts-Feb2017-The king stumbled from his throne and collapsed to the floor of the empty chamber.
The king stumbled from his throne and collapsed to the floor of the empty chamber.
Fantasy Writing Prompts-Feb2017-Two thousand warriors drew their swords for a war they would not win.
Two thousand warriors drew their swords for a war they would not win.
Fantasy Writing Prompts-Feb2017-The dragon graciously welcomed the guest to its kingdom.
The dragon graciously welcomed the guest to its kingdom.

 

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Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts: February 2017

Valentine’s Day Writing Prompts

As you may have realized by now, Leslie and I aren’t big on the mushy side of romance. Our idea of celebrating Valentine’s Day is raiding the marked down chocolate on the 15th of February. That inspired the first of this week’s writing prompts. If you’re looking for the sappy love story, these probably are not the writing prompts for you. Or maybe they are. After all, it is your story. And please share those stories with us. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!

I would like to remind you that I’m taking this week off of flash fiction so I can get everything sorted out after the ten part series of Red Herring. I really hope you enjoyed it. Detective Peirson will see more cases in the future. Hopefully in a longer format than flash fiction. I’m currently in Chapter 3 of the first draft for a story containing Brix and Gregor that I’m pretty excited about.

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Valentine's Day Writing Prompts-Feb2017-They were content in sharing the last box of chocolate from the post-Valentine's Day sale.
They were content in sharing the last box of chocolate from the post-Valentine’s Day sale.
Valentine's Day Writing Prompts-Feb2017-She smirked as she tossed another pink teddy bear into the roaring flames.
She smirked as she tossed another pink teddy bear into the roaring flames.
Valentine's Day Writing Prompts-Feb2017-A widower awoke to a message in blood upon his wall. I love you. Always.
A widower awoke to a message in blood upon his wall. “I love you. Always.”
Valentine's Day Writing Prompts-Feb2017-A single rose with a letter attached hung from the door. The letter simply stated, See you at 800.
A single rose with a letter attached hung from the door. The letter simply stated, “See you at 800.”

 

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Writing Prompts for Settings: February 2017

Writing Prompts for Settings

The characters are already in costume and practicing their lines. But is the stage set? Here are three story starters to kick off the setting to your next story!

Do any of these sound interesting enough to you for a new flash fiction (single or series) from us here at the Hideaway? Let us know what kind of stories you like to read.

Setting Prompts-Feb2017-The impressive collection must have taken centuries to put together.
The impressive collection must have taken centuries to put together.
Setting Prompts-Feb2017-Ominous shadows danced over the smoldering ruins of the academy.
Ominous shadows danced over the smoldering ruins of the academy.
Setting Prompts-Feb2017-The snow draped corridors carried the echoes of approaching footsteps.
The snow draped corridors carried the echoes of approaching footsteps.

 

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