You walk into your favorite sandwich and deli franchise one day and realize that something is different. Very different, and very unsettling. New owners have taken over, and you get the distinct impression that something is very unusual about the meat they’re serving.
What’s so different? What gives you that idea? What happens next? Do you investigate right then and there? Do you come back after hours? Tell the story of what happens in this fictional scenario. Remember, we recommend a minimum of 100 words to get you started, but you can keep going if it’s working for you! If you have a blog, let us know where you posted your story.
As you wake up, you look around and realize you don’t recognize your surroundings. You’re in the forest, laying beside a creek and a mangy dog that looks more than a little hungry. You stand up and begin to walk towards what appears to be a clearing in the trees.
As you reach the edge, you see a strange house. Not only is the place unfamiliar, but you’re not even certain you’ve awakened in the year 2008. You see a flash of red hair so bright you initially think it’s fire, but then you realize it’s actually a girl.
What happens next? Give us your 100 words (or more, if you’re feeling crazy) in the comments.
He didn’t say much, but he seemed nice enough. He had lived just up the hill for 7 years, but no one really knew much about him. It wasn’t until I found his pants and shoes in my front lawn that I knew I needed to pay him a visit.
What happened? Why were his pants on the lawn? Give us your 100 word (or longer) thoughts in the comments.
She watched her husband as he came in for the evening. He didn’t know she’d be there to meet him. In fact, she’d never come to meet him like this, not in 30 years of marriage.
What happens next? Who are they? Why is she there?
The challenge was simple: Survive a week at clown camp, win $10,000. You fainted when you stepped on your new roommate’s red squeaky shoes last night, but the sun is shining and today’s a new day.
What happens at clown camp? Will you make it? Will you leave before the breakfast orientation speech is over? Who do you meet? Have you picked a clown name yet?
100 words or more. And….go!
If no one had to go to work for the next month, would people know what to do with themselves? Would businessmen still put on their suits and ties? Would people be nicer? Would anyone go back?
The announcement has been made, and the change starts tomorrow morning. What happens when you wake up? What happens when you leave the house? Give us your 100 words (give or take) in the comments.
It’s a Wednesday afternoon, and you’re about to meet with someone in this lovely garden. It’s a warm day, and just out of sight, you can hear the water tumbling softly over the rocks.
Who are you about to meet? Why are you there? How do you feel about the meeting? Where would you normally be on a Wednesday afternoon?
You’re in an unfamiliar city and you’ve lost your bags. It’s getting dark and you need a place to sleep, but a hotel is out of the question. It’s raining.
Finally, you enter a corridor and turn into the tunnel below. How do you feel? What will you do next?
The setting: An old curiosity shop of sorts, where an older gentleman is burning some kind of unusual colorful incense. You’ve rushed into his shop, disrupting the unnatural calmness of the quiet store.
Why are you there? What is it that you need? Are you in search of the shop, or the old man, or something entirely different? Have you been here before?
Enter your 100 words or more in the comments.
According to the rumors, an old woman lives in the abandoned church down the road. They say she’s a witch, but you’d like to see for yourself.
That why, on this bright and sunny day, you’ve decided to venture into the cool, damp building with a flashlight. What happens?
Give us 100 words or more – Is she there?