The Ink Well Fiction Prompt #10 - Three Words


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Hello and welcome to the The Ink Well weekly fiction prompt. The Ink Well is a Hive blockchain-based social media community of creative writers. If you love to write short stories, we invite you to join us. Or peruse the work of our community members.


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Okay! Let's review fiction highlights from last week and start a new prompt.

Highlights of the Week

Thank you to everyone who posted a story for last week's prompt, “Legend".

Be sure to read and support these authors for their work!

This Week’s Prompt

The prompt for this week is Three Words.

Sometimes the creative mind is like a burned out campfire that needs a little kindling to fuel it. There are many things that can stoke that fire. Reading good fiction, is one. Daydreaming is another. Sometimes an aroma can inspire a story.

If you've never tried it, a fun exercise is to choose three words to launch a story. They can be any three words, but it's a good idea to choose three that tickle the senses. For this prompt we're supplying three words for you:

  • Journey
  • Bacon
  • Window

We recommend not thinking too hard about how to use these words in your story. Instead, just start writing with these words in mind. Eventually you will see how each of the words should be incorporated into the story.

If you don't feel inspired by these three words or the featured image, feel free to peruse Prompt #6: 50 Story Ideas.

Where will you take your story?

Good luck! And be sure to remember the important elements of good fiction:

  • A good setting
  • Character development
  • Conflict
  • Dialog
  • A story arc and resolution

Weekly Prompt Rules:

  1. Deadline: You have a week to write for the prompt, until the next one is posted. (Note: You can write for any of the prompts anytime. This is just a guideline to be included in the weekly round-up of highlights.)
  2. Hashtags: Please use these hashtags: #fiction #writing #inkwellprompt #theinkwell.
  3. Story link: Post a link to your story in a comment on this post.
  4. Community support: Visit the work of at least two other community members and comment on their work.
  5. Title: The title is up to you. You can come up with any title you wish. You do not need to name it after the prompt or include the prompt word.
  6. Images: Please only use images from license free and creative commons sites, like Pixabay, Unsplash and Pexels. Images you find on the Internet are copyright protected and cannot be used. Be sure to provide the source link.

Reminder: Be sure to also read our community rules. (The reason for the reminder is every single week we see stories about brutality of women, and we must mute them. Please do not post these stories in The Ink Well.)

Here are the past prompts if you would like to use them or refer back to them:

We look forward to reading your stories!

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