500 Club (7/7/11)

Happy Thursday!

It’s monsoon season here in the desert parking lot. I often find ideas happen like summer storms. You can feel them looming in the distance and before you know it, you’re swallowed inside a wall of dust followed by a torrential down pour that could last fifteen minutes or all night long. This weeks prompts should help those idea storms along.

Before we hit this week’s prompts, lets take a refresher on the rules.

  1. Write 500 words based on one of the two prompts below.
  2. Post it to your blog. No blog? Paste it in the text box in the side widget, conveniently labeled “500 Club”.
  3. Give us a small taste in the comments below along with a link to the full text.

Now let’s get to this week’s mental monsoons:

1. Often you smell the dust and ozone before a storm hits. Write 500 words where a scent triggers a string of events.

2. A desert thunder storm puts on an impressive light show in exchange for the power being knocked out for a span. Write 500 words “after the lights go out.” It doesn’t have to be caused by a storm, but it does have to keep the tension of whatever’s to come.