Ever since Pandora opened the box it has been known that pretty potent stuff can come in small packages. These writing prompts are about those small packages that pack a wallup.
1. Your point of view character is sitting on a bus. After a clutch of people get off at a stop, he looks across the aisle and realizes that someone left a tiny, but beautifully wrapped package on the seat. What does your character do?
2. Your point of view character is the head of security on an interplanetary cruise ship on its way to the pleasure domes of Io. He/she finds a queer object wrapped in a thin fragile substance with some sort of adhesive. There is a type of cord tied around the object. What does your head of security do?
3. Your point of view character wakes up to find a small package beside his/her head on the pillow. Thinking it is from their partner, they open it up. It is a ring. Later after speaking with the partner, the point of view character finds out that the partner did not leave the ring for them. What does the point of view character do? Who left the ring? What might be up with the ring?
4. A small creature is discovered who can create minute temporal distortions. What does this discovery do?
5. An intergalactic trader comes back from an expedition into a far off quadrant of the galaxy. He brings back with him a type of empathic stone that can absorb the strong emotions associated with memories. What might the stones be used for? How might things go awry?
More writing prompts to come tomorrow. Further, there are more writing prompts that can be found on Jo-anne Odell’s blog at: http://www.jmodell.blogspot.com/
Merry Christmas! Happy Writing!