Welcome to the Weekly Hilarity Contest!
Charli Mills, of the free writing community Carrot Ranch, has been posting three-sentence story prompts on the Ranch’s Facebook page using Story Cubes. This last Friday, she used Story Sticks. I have something like that, I thought, recalling a writing prompts book I picked up on discount.
…Hours later, I emerged from my library without the book but with a new idea: a random sentence from an interesting (seemingly random) book from my collection.
Horace Kephart (1862-1931) is the survivalist savvy of Robinson Crusoe, the precise details of an Aspie, and the tact of Donald Trump (or, closer to his time, Andrew Jackson).
Your writing prompt?
- “…[T]here really is no valid excuse for an able-bodied person going out of his head from being bewildered in the big woods so long as he has a gun and ammunition, or even a few dry matches and a jackknife.”
- Use it or be inspired by it to write a funny SHORT story.
- Please keep your response to 200 words or fewer.
- Remember: make me laugh. I can’t see how you’d go this route, but please also keep things clean.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MDT next Friday (May 22) to enter.
Use the form below if you want. For a more social experience, include your entry or a link to it in the comments. Please let me know if your pingback or entry do not show up within a day.
Put on your laughing cap and get writing!
Photo credits: ©2020 Chelsea Owens
Book quote and section original ©1906 by Horace Kephart