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.
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”
Sleepy and in need of chocolate… but here’s my offering for today! http://jahangiri.us/2013/cassandra-foretells-adventure-storyaday/
I sort of combined both of today’s prompts. I’m still feeling quite off about the writing this month. I guess I can’t expect something good every day. You can read my story here: https://storiesbystolle.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/day-8-land-of-good-and-plenty. The password is 8.
I decided to combine the prompts to give myself an added challenge. I don’t think this is the best story I’ve come up with, but it was fun to combine the elements together!
Feel free to choose between the two prompts today — which ever one speaks more to you!
And thanks to our dual prompters for coming up with such great ideas!
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!.
I thought that I would give this one a go, so here is my link https://angietrafford.wordpress.com/2015/09/08/story-a-day-rainbows-end/ Feel free to give me a comment
I love the way stories from these kind of lists seem impossible and almost always turn into something interesting. Well done!