Stonehenge Story Starts: St. Patrick’s Day (Prompt)

We’re excited to launch a new feature on our blog today: Stonehenge Story Starts, a weekly writing prompt and story sharing opportunity.  Each Sunday, we’ll post a writing prompt: an opening line, a concept, a plot hook, maybe an image.  The following Saturday, we’ll post again with the writing the prompt inspired.

Our writers will be writing for the prompts, but anyone is welcome to participate!  Just come by on Sunday to see the week’s prompt, write during the week, and send any writing you’d like to share to by the following Friday at 8 pm.  On Saturday we’ll post participants’ writing (with credit to each author, of course).

Write as much or as little as you choose: a paragraph, a flash fiction piece (less than 1,000 words) or a short story.  (Note, for long writing, we may choose to post only a selection.)  You are encouraged to be as creative as possible with the writing prompts.  Try to do something unexpected, or explore a particular genre like science fiction or historical fiction.  Take the prompt literally, or decide it’s a metaphor.  Your only limit is your own imagination.

This week’s prompt is: In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, write about finding the end of the rainbow.

Happy writing!


If you like to plan ahead, next week’s prompt will be: two strangers are trapped in a stopped elevator together.  Try to write in a specific genre, such as horror or science fiction.

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