People like to share messages—to share a bit of themselves with the world. This is common online, but it’s also common in the real world in subtler ways, such as bumper stickers, T-shirts, baseball hats or stickers on their books or laptop.
Right now I am at a coffee shop wearing a shirt that says Write On, a hat with a map of Canada on it sitting next to me, and writing on a computer with a Nanowrimo sticker on it, among many others. It’s not hard tell some things about me. Likewise, I can tell a lot about the girl at the next table, just based on the stickers on her laptop.
Story Prompt: February 6, 2023
Take a look at the messages that people share about themselves as you go through the week. Use that as inspiration for a story. It can either be a story based on things you’ve seen or a story about people using those messages.
If you want to share your story, you can either email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or submit it at the link here. I’d love to publish your story as well.
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Oh David, I loved this, especially the graphic. I think I’ve seen that girl her pencil front and center to makes notes on file cards she’s never without, in case she has an idea. This reminds me, as a writer, to just pay attention to all things around me; to be observant. As a reader, I love details so this is a good reminder to jot down those observations that could layer a story. Thanks.
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Thank you! Originally I just had the words, but then I created the girl too on impulse to give it a bit more impact.