Special 500 Club (7/21)

Welcome back to the 500 Club. We have a treat for you today. One of our regular participants of the 500 Club has graciously agreed to guest post the prompts. We at The PLC would like to thank Dex for taking the time to come up with these and allowing us the opportunity to share them with the 500 Club community. Make sure you check out what he’s doing at his blog. So without further ado:

First, let me say what a pleasure it is to be able to contribute to the PLC. I’ve been reading this blog for a while and I have to tell you, it’s good stuff. I highly recommend it. Of course, you’re already here, aren’t you? So…you’ve likely already read it.

Well, perhaps it’s time for you to take things up a notch and make your own contribution. Oh yeah, kids, I’m talking about the 500 Club.

“What’s the 500 Club?” you ask.

It goes like this:

1. Below you will find two writing prompts. You pick one and churn out 500 words of flash fiction. There’s no right or wrong way to approach it. Just bring your imagination and have fun.

2. Post whatever you come up with to your own blog.

3. Copy the first 2-3 lines in the comments to this post and be sure to include a link to your blog so we can read the rest.

“But, Dex,” you say, “I don’t have a blog.”

No worries. See that text box just to the right in the sidebar? Copy-and-paste your 500 words there and you can submit them straight to the PLC.

“So where are these prompts I’ve heard so much about?” you ask.

Slow down there, buckaroo. I had no idea you were so excited to get started. But, in that case, here are your prompts. Have fun.

Prompt 1: Write a scene based on one of your favorite songs. If possible, use some of the lyrics as descriptive text or dialogue.

Prompt 2: Write a scene from the bad guy’s perspective, drawing the reader into his/her mind in such a way as to make his/her evil actions sympathetic. The more villainous while still sympathetic, the better.