The Prompt Pot

Tucked away in a dark corner of my writing space is something I call my Prompt Pot. It doesn’t get pulled out too often but it has been an absolutely lifesaver when it has made an appearance.

This vintage-style jar is probably meant to house some delicious Victorianesque sweets but mine is instead filled with words, sentences, and suggestions. It is also the inspiration for my latest blog feature – The Prompt Pot.

As well as some of my own contributions, friends, family, and former students have added to the insides of this jar by simply writing whatever they feel onto a square piece of pastel coloured paper. As a result, stored inside lies a whole treasure trove of ideas and inspiration. And now I’m going to share that with you.

Every Monday I will dip my hand into The Prompt Pot to see what lurks inside. I am then going to pen my own micro story of up to 100 words – based on that week’s prompt – before asking you to take part yourself.

So here’s the deal: One prompt, every Monday, write 100 words or less – and you’ll have seven days to do it. The challenge will be posted to the main feed on the blog.

Please remember to pingback to the challenge so that I can see what you’ve come up with.

The best of luck to you all!


#6 – Bemused

#5 – “Outside, the grey cobbles of the church belfry were lit by a faint morning sun.”

#4 – Magic

#3 – Birds

#2 – Hills

#1 – Curry