WR101 Daily Prompt Series – 30 Days of September

30 Days of September

Welcome to a new round of daily prompts for September here at Writing Room 101. I thoroughly enjoyed Winter’s version of August Montgomery last month, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who hopes we see more adventures featuring August and Madison.

As I mentioned at the beginning of August, I’m running things in a similar way to June this month, for a special series – 30 Days of September.

If you have any requests or suggestions for October, please let me know, otherwise the prompts will return to normal once the September series has run its course.

So, here is a collection of prompts for each day of the month. Be sure to add your contribution to the link up tool at the end of this post. Don’t forget to include the date of the prompt and link back to the 30 Days of September here at WR101.

1 September 2014

We all have characters we know like the back of our hands; how they look, behave, feel, smell. If you’ve taken part in writing exercises in which you had to put that knowledge to the test, it can be both fun and educational.

Prompt: Write a letter to a person of your choice, from the point of view of one of your characters.

2 September 2014

You receive a message on Facebook from an old friend, someone who supposedly died in a tragic accident five years ago. You investigate, suspecting a ‘catfish’ but the more you explore, the more the mystery grows.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

3 September 2014

Sometimes snappy dialogue can make even the most mundane subject sound interesting. We can light up the scene with a heated exchange, a passionate discussion or a sarcastic battle of wills.

Prompt: Write a dialogue only exchange about colour samples (or watching paint dry!).

4 September 2014

You open your eyes to unfamiliar surroundings. You have no idea where you are, or how you got there.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

5 September 2014

The following sentence must be the first line of your piece.

Prompt: ‘I wanted the ground to open up and swallow me whole’.

6 September 2014

Your friends like to play practical jokes, and things have a tendency to get out of hand. The latest involves a case full of bricks, a blow up doll and a police car – what could possibly go wrong?

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

7 September 2014

The following sentence should be the last line of your piece.

Prompt: If only that was the end of it.

8 September 2014

You have the terrible misfortune of being cursed by a pixie. The only way you can avoid the fairy death squad is by giving up something your treasure.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

9 September 2014

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Prompt: Write a story based on the image.

10 September 2014

There are a variety of writing exercises which utilise the A to Z challenge; dialogue, poetry form, short story. Choose a cast of characters and have them turn it into a game, with their own specific rules.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

11 September 2014

The following sentence should be the first line of your piece.

Prompt: ‘It would never be enough.’

12 September 2014

You are attacked by a werebeast (animal of your choice), and know it is only a matter of time before you go through the change. Someone offers you a cure, but it means you are bound to them forever. Would you give up your life to remain human?

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

13 September 2014

You discover a potion that will allow you to trade places with someone else for twenty-four hours.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

14 June 2014

You’re on holiday and discover a virtual reality game in a local arcade. Curiosity gets the better of you and you decide to give it a try. Something goes wrong and you get stuck in the game.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

15 June 2014

You are called to the scene of a crime and inadvertently stand on a pressure plate – a bomb set to wipe out all the evidence. There is a timer set to the bomb – you have thirteen minutes to disarm it. The bomb squad cannot make it in time.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

16 September 2014

You have been able to see your Guardian Angel since you were a child, but for some reason the ability vanishes on your 30th birthday.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

17 September 2014

The following sentence should be the last line of your piece.

Prompt: ‘It really was as simple as that.’

18 September 2014

You fall asleep on the bus on your way home. It’s dark when you wake up, but you can see enough to determine you’re in some kind of bus depot among a row of similar buses. You walk to find the driver and realise you’re alone. When you try the door, it’s locked. That’s when you hear the noise.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

19 September 2014

You get drunk at your friend’s wedding and in your inebriated wisdom change your speech.

Prompt: Write the speech, based on the above information.

20 September 2014

The following sentence must be used as the first line of your piece:

Prompt: ‘I didn’t plan to kill him, it isn’t as though I woke up this morning and thought ‘this is the day he’s going to die.’

21 September 2014

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Prompt: Write a story based on the image.

22 September 2014

You find a dead body in your car. The door is locked and there is no sign of forced entry. How will you explain it to the police?

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

23 September 2014

You receive an envelope containing a thousand pounds in cash. There is a note inside with the message ‘for services rendered.’

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

24 September 2014

Your inbox is inundated with video messages from a string on potential ‘matches’ after a friend puts up a fake profile on a dating website. It’s funny until you witness something in one of the videos that puts your life in danger.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

25 September 2014

The following sentence must be used as the first line of your piece.

Prompt: ‘A bolt of lightning shot across the sky, illuminating the stranger on my porch.’

26 September 2014

After joining a coven, you try a simple binding spell as part of your initiation and somehow summon a God – an extremely powerful God you have no way to control.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

27 September 2014

You are looking through an old photo album when you notice that your image has faded in over fifty percent of the snaps.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

28 September 2014

The following sentence starter must be used as the last line of your piece:

Prompt: ‘I’ll never forget it, not for as long as I live.’

29 September 2014

You are buried up to your neck in sand, amused by the ‘beach-body’ your friends have created, when something grasps you around the waist and starts to pull you under.

Prompt: Write a story based on the above theme.

30 September 2014

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Prompt: Write a story based on the image.


To respond to any of the prompts, write a post and add it to the link-up below.

Feel free to use the 30 Days of June badge for your post.

Happy Writing!

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6 thoughts on “WR101 Daily Prompt Series – 30 Days of September

    1. If you could put the corresponding date on your post and add it to the in-link button (at the bottom of the 30 Days of Sept. post), that would be great. I’ll reblog anyway, so people can enjoy the stories as they come. I’ll look forward to receiving something from you 🙂

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