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Writing Exercise: Phrophecy

In Other, Writing by ashbydodd

Prophecy: An inspired utterance of a prophet. A prediction of something to come.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to set a timer for 30 minutes and write a fictional story that centers around the definition for the word ‘Prophecy’.  As noted above, Prophecy is ‘an inspired utterance of a prophet’ or ‘a prediction of something to come.’

Prophecy Writing Exercise

Your goal is not to write the greatest story ever written, your goal is to get a full story down on paper in the time allotted.  Consider that 30 minutes isn’t all that much in the end, it’s probably already taken me more than 30 minutes to get through this writing exercise post; you’ll want to set your expectations for a full story in that time.  If you’re slow at getting your thoughts down, consider fleshing out a conversation or short scene of a larger story.

Remember the rules:

  • you must use the subject matter listed above as your inspiration
  • the story must have a start, middle, and end
  • the story must be completed in 30 minutes

Ready? Get set! Go!