Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Prompt the Muse #28 - Speculative Writing Prompt

Image:  Dense Object with Rays
A door has opened from here to there. It might be a wormhole in space, a magical wardrobe, or an actual door frame saying "abandon all hope ..." Consider the doors you have seen in speculative fiction, and try to think of something new, or an original twist on a gateway that people have already encountered in literature. Give yourself 150 words to describe your new portal to the unknown.

Image credit:  NASA/Spitzer

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Prompt the Muse #27 - Speculative Writing Prompt

Art: Lake and Castle
Consider a scene that seems ominous and foreboding when experienced at night, but feels beautiful and serene during the day. Describe the elements of the environment that appear different depending on if they are viewed during the day or night. Now consider a scene that is the opposite, one that seems frightening during the day but feels safe and peaceful at night. Again, what are those elements that are perceived differently based on day or night? What is it about these elements that alters the viewer's perceptions? Take 250 words to answer the questions.

Image Credit:  Lake with Castle on a Hill, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain