[Writing Prompt] Transport Yourself

This prompt is inspired by “Vanilla Bright Like Eminem” by Michel Faber, a story that captures a moment in time for one family as they travel on a train. (Read my review.)

The Prompt

Write A Story That Features A Mode of Transportation You Have Used So Often You Take It For Granted.


  • It might be a bus, plane, boat or your first car.
  • Include a detail or two that convinces us you’ve really been in that vehicle (the shape or location of the cigarette lighter. The ash tray in the arm of the seat. The inadequate luggage racks…)

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