StoryADay September 2018 Week 1

Here we are at the start of StoryADay September 2018!

The Rules:

  • Set your own rules (why not leave them in the comments?): Decide whether you’re going to complete a story every single day, or every week day, or every Thursday…it’s up to you. Make your own rules, and stick to them!
  • Check in every day to find the (optional) writing prompt. Write a story to that prompt or to your own ideas.
  • Finish at least a messy first draft
  • Come back and leave a comment on that day’s post, to let everyone know how you got on, and to encourage others.

Here are the prompts for this week. Bookmark this page now and come back each day!

The Prompts

In September, I send out a weekly batch of prompts. Here are all the prompts for Week 1

That’s it for this week. I’ll be back on the 8th with the next batch of prompts for Week 2.

In the meantime, I’ll see you in the comments!

Keep writing,

Julie (signed)



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9 thoughts on “StoryADay September 2018 Week 1”

  1. I’ve written (maybe) hundreds of 100-word poems. Even published a book of them. I’m so OCD about them that I more often than not go on to 150 words if I can’t end one on 100. So, you’ve hit my sweet spot. Or at least I hope so.

    “Going to Be”

    “It’s going to be fine,” she said as she tried to convince me of that which she tried to convince herself.

    “I know,” I said, because I figured it’s what I needed to hear as much as she did.

    And that’s the cadence to which she’ll march, in words as much as deed, past but never away from the loved ones we’ve lost. I’m sure I have it confused in my wrong-footed way.

    “Let’s keep moving,” I said, though I’m not sure it’ll be fine.

    That’s because what I hear is “Fine. It’s going to be.”

    Maybe that’s enough.

  2. It’s a lot harder to write a 100 word piece than I expected. This was my attempt:

    Ms. Beaton, newly appointed Assistant Principal, believed her advancement was contingent on Mr. Garrett’s removal from the principalship at Morrow High he had mouldered in for twenty-seven years. From September to Thanksgiving she documented numerous inadequacies in dealing with students and staff and sent weekly letters to the Chief Superintendent expressing concern. She said, if required, she would provide supporting documentation. Ms. Beaton knew her promotion was imminent when notified that Chief Superintendent Lawson wanted to see her immediately. Had she realized Mr. Garrett had friends in the high places she aspired to, her approach might have been different.

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