Muse on Monday – September 12, 2022

I’ll be traveling for the next few weeks, but that doesn’t mean the stories stop coming or that the muses stop musing. This week’s story prompt is the first line of a story. The rest of the story is up to you. Story Prompt: September 12, 2022 I heard from my friend that the blue…

Muse on Monday – June 6, 2022

One of the nice things about fiction is that you can write anything. Stories should be internally consistent and follow the rules you make for them, but beyond that, you are the creator of your own worlds. For example, I once wrote a story about a taxi driver who was a pigeon. The concept is…

Muse on Monday – May 23, 2022

I’ve been away from the site for a couple weeks since I’ve been down with COVID. It might have been a time to do some writing, but unfortunately, it was not the asymptomatic variety. But I’m back now and almost as good as ever. This week’s prompt is the first line of a story: In…

Muse on Monday – March 21, 2022

Don’t you just love the word “why”? It can be one of the most difficult questions to answer but the answers to it can also drive a story. Sure, we want to see who the murderer is, but also why they did it. If you see a person crying at a table in a restaurant,…

Muse on Monday – February 7, 2022

I hope you are doing well and staying warm. That shouldn’t be a problem if you are in the Southern Hemisphere, where it is summer, or somewhere tropical. But where I am, it is very snowy and pretty cold. Sometimes, when the wind is blowing and it is raining or snowing hard, it might seem…

Muse on Monday – January 10, 2022

It’s time for Muse on Monday again. This week’s prompt is a first line of a story. The world ended on a Friday, which was a surprise. Try this exercise: Think of a sentence to go with this first line. It doesn’t have to the one after it, just one that might be connected somehow…

Muse on Monday – September 27, 2021

Hello and happy Monday everyone. Welcome to a new week and a new Muse on Monday writing prompt. Muse on Monday is a weekly writing challenge to help you improve your writing and have fun, open to anyone of any age. The goal is to write a story that starts with the first line below….