Welcome to the March Saturday Story Starter! (Better late than never, right?!)
As those of you who have participated before know, this monthly feature on my blog is purely for fun–just as a way to exercise those writing muscles (think of it as Heather’s Literary Gym). There are no prizes, only the simple joy of putting words on paper (well, OK, computer screen). Also, I won’t be offering critiques, just brief words of encouragement, but I will read all your entries, that I can promise! (And if you’d like to read some of the earlier stories that have been shared, click here and here and here and here and here and here to browse to your heart’s content.)
OK, let’s get started:
STORY STARTER: Pretend this earring was found on the sidewalk. Who might have worn it? What did they look like? Were they young, old, in-between? Were they with someone, or by themself? Did they lose the earring, or throw it away in a fit of anger? Did this happen yesterday, or a hundred years ago? Where were they coming from? Where were they going? What might they have seen, heard, smelled, etc., as they were walking (or riding) along? What will be the consequences of the loss of this earring, if any?
If you need a jumpstart, here’s a first line you can use:
My name is _________, and something terrible just happened …
Ready, set, WRITE!