Here are some new creative writing prompts for August from Gladys Swedak. If you’re an animal lover, you’ll really enjoy this month’s prompts!
1. The wood slatted walkway winds its way through the green meadow. It leads you into a forest at the foot of a tall crashing water fall sparkling like diamonds in the sun. The mountain is craggy and shimmering. What is behind the forest at the foot of the falls if you follow the walkway?
2. You are alone on an all-inclusive tour. One of the other members of the tour is acting like a jerk. He is obnoxious mean and cruel to everyone. What do you and/or the others do to convince him to stop?
3. You and your family have moved to a new neighborhood and your child is going to a new high school where s/he has heard there is a gang of bullies. How do you tell your child to deal with the bullies?
4. You have been away for four months and are on your way home. The last stop on your European trip is Paris. How do you spend your last week before you board the plane for home?
5. You decided to tour Canada and/or the U.S for the summer. What places do you visit and what happens? What is the first city you go to and why did you pick that one to start?
6. You have decided to rescue an older dog from a pound. What kind of dog is it? Is it female or male? How does it fit into your family?
7. You find a young puppy on the side of the road. S/he is under 5 weeks old and you take it to a vet who wants to put it down because it is too young to be away from its mother. You won’t let him and you take the puppy home. How do you keep it alive? What do you feed it?
8. You are in a fire zone and are told to be ready on a moments notice to evacuate. Do you have any animals to worry about? What personal items do you take? Where do you go?
9. You have seen Cesar Milan either in person or on T.V. dealing with unruly dogs. You bring home a rescue dog that has been abused and decide to try some of his techniques. Do they work or not work?
10. You are bringing a new animal into your home with a couple of other animals. How do you introduce the new one to the others and what happens?
About Gladys Swedak
Gladys Swedak is a senior living in Vancouver with her husband and two cats. She started writing a number of years ago after telling her husband she had a story for a prompt in a biweekly paper. He told her there is a computer downstairs and to go and write it. She didn’t win the contest but it got her back into writing. She likes writing fiction and usually writes from a line prompt or even a picture.