[Writing Prompt] The Journey

…Today I’m getting literal.
The Prompt

Your character takes a journey

I’m always banging on about journeys: “the character needs to move from one state to another”, “writing is as much about the journey as the destination”…

“Journey” by Steve Loya

Well, enough with the metaphysical. Today we take a character and kick them to the kerb!

The Prompt

Your character takes a journey


  • It does have to be a literal journey.
  • It doesn’t have to be far.
  • But it can be.
  • It can also be metaphorical.
  • This will work best if they really, really want something and the journey is a part of that: promising reward or getting in the way of that ‘want’.

The Rules:

1. You should use the prompt in your story.

2. You must write the story in one 24 hr period – the faster the better.

3. Post the story in the comments — if you’re brave enough.

4. Find something nice to say about someone else’s story and leave a comment. Everybody needs a little support!

Optional Extras:

Share this challenge on Twitter or Facebook

Some tweets/updates you might use:

Don’t miss my story of a journey #WriteOnWed #storyaday https://storyaday.org/wow-journey

This week’s #WriteOnWed short story prompt is about a journey #storyaday https://storyaday.org/wow-journey

Come and write with us! #WriteOnWed #storyaday https://storyaday.org/wow-journey

See my story – and write your own, today: a journey!! #WriteOnWed #storyaday https://storyaday.org/wow-journey


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