What if the familiar wasn’t the same any more? Asking questions like this can lead into some great stories. Try this one on for size.
Write Over the Hump
You live in a semi-tropical environment, where the temperature never goes below 60 degrees Fahrenheit. You wake up one morning to find icicles hanging from the eaves of your house. Each day they grow bigger and bigger. Write about this for 10 minutes.
What happened at your icicle-clad house?
About Susan Tuttle
Susan Tuttle is a professional freelance editor, writing instructor and multi-award winning author of 21 books—6 nonfiction on writing (Write It Right), 6 suspense novels and 7 collections of award-winning short stories. She also has stories in both volumes of "Deadlines", the new anthology from the Central Coast Chapter of Sisters in Crime (SinC), Tales from a Rocky Coast, and the SLO NightWriter anthology.
Under the pen name Susan Grace O'Neill, she is the author of the Journey With Jesus series: Lord, Let Me Grow (Parables) vol. 1, and Lord, Let Me Walk (Lent).
She is currently working on volume #2 of her Skylark P.I. series (a PI with paranormal abilities), as well as 2 YA fantasy series. And she teaches fiction writing in both the morning and afternoon every Wednesday. Email her if you're interested in joining her class.
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