[WoW] An Audience Of One


The Prompt

Write a story while thinking about one specific person


  • You could aim to delight one specific reader—perhaps your best friend from high school, or your kid, or your funny friend from work…(You do not have to ever show them the story
  • You could write a story that works as revenge on someone you have a grudge against—a mean old teacher, the dog that bit you when you were 10, a politician you loathe. You can include the person you’re getting revenge on, or simply think about them and write an amazingly beautiful work of art, to celebrate your utter repudiation of everything they stand for!
  • You could write a story for someone who has passed away.
  • You could write a story that captures elements of a friendship you value—there’s truth in fiction far beyond the actual events of the plot
  • If you feel your story is getting weird, dig deep. Go weirder.
  • Focus on delighting yourself, while you’re writing. Don’t worry about who will read (or buy) this story. Write for yourself, today.

If you share you story somewhere (and here’s why you might not want to) post a link here so we can come and read it.

Optional Extras:

Share this challenge on your social media platform of choice

Some tweets/updates you might use:

  • Don’t miss my short story: TEXT #WriteOnWed #storyaday LINK
  • This week’s #WriteOnWed short story prompt is TEXT! #storyaday LINK
  • Come and write with us! #WriteOnWed #storyaday LINK
  • See my story – and write your own, today: TEXT at #WriteOnWed #storyaday LINK

Thanks to StoryADay Superstars Marta & Katherine & Laura Jane, and to Srini Rao of the Unmistakable Creative Podcast (listen to my appearance) for inspiring this prompt.

Leave a comment to let us know what you wrote about today, and how it went!

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