Muse on Monday – May 2, 2022

A lot of art is about contrast and that is true for fiction as well. Putting two very different things next to each other helps us to see and understand both of them better. For example, we can understand being rich and being poor better in a story with both rich and poor people in it than a story about just one group. After all, one of the best ways to show what something is is to show what it is not.

This week’s prompt:

Write a story about two completely opposite things.

This can be two people, two places or anything else. The point is to show the contrast between them.

If you’re stuck, try going to a random word generator and generating some adjectives. Then think about the opposites of those. Thinking of story ideas around these pairs (e.g. brave-cowardly, dusty-clean, fretful-calm) can help to get the creative wheels turning.

If you want to share your story, you can either email me at or submit it at the link here for a chance to have it posted with next week’s prompt.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. You at once made me think about one of my favorite stories…The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain. I also like the idea of someone fat and the other thin. Food for thought, as it were. Love Muse of Monday.


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    1. Actually, I thought I was thinking of that too, since that is a very clear example of sharp contrasts. That’s a great story for a lot of reasons.

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      1. A classic. He was such a great writer and think you mirror his imagination.

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  2. OOPS…TYPO…LOVE MUSE ON MONDAY. Hit that send button too fast.


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