Here is a writing prompt from me. If you decide to go ahead and use it, I would love to see what you come up with:
Your Grandparents have died and you are going through their house, sorting out their personal belongings. What item do you find hidden that means a lot to you? It may be an item of clothing, book, ornament etc. Write a little story or poem about this item.
Here is mine:
Book of Passed
My fingertips trace the outline of the old, leather-bound cover, leaving dusty smears. The pages are yellowed with age, though the cellophane wrapped photos are still looking crisp. Faces of family that are all long forgotten, their memories remaining in this one precious book. Captures of irreplaceable moments and people I will never meet, yet they are somehow all a part of me. The old woman sat unsmiling at the fireplace mirrors my oval face and the young boy, laughing and playing golf has handed me down his thin lips.
If you find a gap in the market, maybe this is your destiny calling! After not being able to find a book on dystopian writing prompts, I have started writing my own ready to publish as an Ebook! I have a section at the end for other people’s dystopian writing prompts, where I will use only the best, so if you’re looking for a special mention then submit your prompt and name to lozzy . counsell @ hotmail . co . uk (without the spaces, just trying to prevent robots emailing me!)
Prompts have always inspired me and helped me with my short stories, there are so many online and also books with them in. Have you ever thought of looking for specific genre prompts though? Here are some examples below that I have found on the internet and think sound very helpful.
Dystopian -The end of the world happened with the mass destruction of the power plants and a virus that runs rampant throughout the entire population.
Horror – Your driving on a country road. It is late at night. You are far from home. You realize, as you check your mirrors, there is a man you do not know, hiding on the floor of your back seat.
Romance – Write a story about a romance that develops while both the main characters are dealing with an addition.