Writing Kindling #10

Writer’s block may seem like a terminal illness, but sometimes the smallest of sparks can “kindle” your craft. Today I bring you a list of ten 1-2 sentence writing prompts that will help build up your white blood cells and give writer’s block a good kick in the pants. Copy them, tweak them, consider them, leave them. It’s up to you!


  1. The doctor kept the room uncomfortably warm.
  2. They took to each other like wick and flame.
  3. She dunked the silk dress in oil.
  4. He shrugged, unconcerned, and plopped the dead rabbit at her feet.
  5. She only now seemed to realize the blood down the front of her shirt.
  6. His eyeteeth glisten when he smiles.
  7. “You straddle conclusions like a horse,” she accused.
  8. All he cared about was the flame in his gut that licked against his insides, telling him to burn, to burn until there was no fury left.
  9. His voice went for the jugular.
  10. The stones of the floor looked to be swelling, changing, climbing towards her face as she turned down the hall.

I’d love to hear what you come up with. Feel free to share your writing in the comments!

Happy writing!:)

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5 thoughts on “Writing Kindling #10

  1. This is great. I am sharing this so I can use these. I think that I will keep this as a draft and not publish on my blog, but leave your link. I love them and sometimes I just need to write something happy. My blogs have been tear jerkers lately, but it is a series of blogs on Dementia, and that is a truly tearful disease. I am almost finished with that series and before I start on my next series on abuse, I want happy things infused so people won’t think that I am a doomsday writer. I can write other things too,

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    1. I appreciate you sharing my post and your thoughts. My grandmother, who I am very close to, has progressed Alzheimer’s and I understand the difficult emotions associated with such a confusing disease. I think it is very noble of you to write about it, because the more perspectives offered, the more readers can understand and emphasize. Writing about the darker parts of life can, in a way, be a “downer” — but it is oh so very necessary to communicate with yourself and others the complex, gritty nature of the world.
      On the other hand, it is also important to write for pure pleasure, and I am happy that you find solace in that. I look forward to following your blog! 🙂

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      1. Thank you for noticing the articles and I thank you for commenting on them. Dementia eventually turns into Alzheimer’s but there are unfortunate differences. My mother had Alzheimer’s and I took care of her for 16 years and it was sad, but the dementia that my husband has suffered with has not been so subtle. He’s taken nose dives that has left him helpless. He remembers people, but cognitive skills have been lost a long time ago. I am about to end this series and start on abuse and what helped me overcome the effects of it.

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