Story Starter Challenge April 14

Welcome to the Story Starter Challenge!

Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where the sentence takes you.

Have Fun!


Today’s sentence: “Can I have a word with you?”

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Opposites Attract Challenge April 14

Welcome to the Opposites Attract Challenge!

For this challenge, I provide one word and a list of its antonyms. The challenge is to use the prompt word AND one (or more) of its antonyms in some form of writing (or creative work).

Explore the word and its opposite … challenge your creative side

HAVE FUN!


Today’s word: stentorian

Antonyms: gentle, low, soft

Place Your Bet (A Treochair Poem)

children play
peacefully in local park
while parents plot and parlay

bedtimes set
strictly speaking, rules apply
though few agree, place your bet

parents lose
laughter ensues, lines are drawn
in toy lines as kids refuse


How to write a treochair (according to Writer’s Digest):

  • Variable number of tercets (or three-line stanzas)
  • Three syllables in the first line, seven in the second, and seven in the third
  • The first line rhymes with the third
  • Treochairs employ a lot of alliteration