Sept 8 — Use These Elements

Today’s prompt comes from writer Sarah Cain, who suggested a list of elements that your story must contain.

The story should be around 1000 words, but since she’s feeling kind, Sarah has said you can have a limit of plus-or-minus 200 words.

The Prompt

Write a story that includes the following elements: a black-and-white cat, a pot of gold, hair curlers, a terrible storm, a chess game, and a cow.

Can’t wait to see what you do with that!

Sarah Cain is a Philadelphia-based suspense author, and long-time StoryADay participant. Her debut novel, The 8th Circle will be published by Crooked Lane Books in January 2016.


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7 thoughts on “Sept 8 — Use These Elements”

    1. Thanks Julie. I won’t have time to do either today, but I’ll definitely be giving the elements one a go. I remember last years May story a day had a similar prompt, one of the words being ‘vermillion’. I edited my original story and expanded it to turn it into a competition entry which I was proud of and it still had vermillion in it!.

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