500 Club (9/13)

Hello Thursday writers! And look at that, it’s the thirteenth as well. Now I’ve never thought of myself as a superstitious kind of person, but nevertheless, I find myself avoiding that number whenever I can. I won’t stop on the thirteenth chapter of any book. Never been on the thirteenth floor of any building, even when they’re cleverly disguised as the fourteenth floor (to be fair, I don’t think I’ve ever been in a building that went that high). And I’m also writing this post a day early. So with luck, both good and bad, in mind, I’ve come up with some fun prompts today. Give them a go and share below. I’ll be sure to read them on the fourteenth.

Rules, rules, rules:

  1. Write 500 words based on one of the two prompts below.
  2. Post it to your blog.
  3. Give us a small taste in the comments below along with a link to the full text.

On to the auspicious prompts.

1. Luck Would Have It: Pick a common lucky item, good (horse shoe, penny on heads, rabbit’s foot) or bad (black cat, monkey’s paw, cracked mirror) , and give it an uncommon story. In 500 words, turn luck on its ear.

2. The Talisman: Sometimes an object can act as a character in our stories. They can have whole stories wrapped up in them and can instantly change the feeling of a scene once they appear. Think about the “one ring to rule them all,” or the magical stone-encased sword that created a king. Write 500 words about a talisman of your choice and the story behind it.