What if you could confess without consequence? Would the checks and balances of morality still hold as strongly as they do when consequence is present? Would virtue still be sought? Choose a character you have used in a previous prompt, but now assign him the inability to acknowledge consequence.
What allows for a clear connection? What allows for energy to pass from one source to another, from one person to another? Is it easier to create the connection or block one that already exists? Write a story about a connection between two unlikely characters.
You find yourself thrust against justice into this damp cell. Your eyes adjust to the darkness and take stock of two rusted cots, stacked one on top of the other against the far wall. A man, weathered by time and incarceration, occupied the top cot. He paid you no attention save for speaking a single word upon your arrival...
How pure is reflection? How do the ripples of life alter it? How does the eye of the beholder distort it? Write of a character examining his or her reflection, either in clear view or that of the subconcious? Does this scrutiny lead to joy or sorrow, to action or regression?
Imagine a life of obsessive compulsion—a preoccupation with detail that hinders the quality of life, a pervasive anxiety that infiltrates the simplests of moments. Let an awareness grow in you as you consider the difficulties of both day and night. Now imagine this disorder as what is deemed normal and you are the sore thumb.
What is it about locks denying access, rules limiting life, that makes us itch to break them? Curiosity, definance, the allure of the unknown? If these limits, these restraints were not in place, would we still feel the draw to investigate the other side?
Grasp onto the first word that popped into your mind when you saw this photo...no thinking, no analyzing, just own it. Now create a story around the inability to use, feel, or comprehend that word. Does its omission cause conflict? Do you struggle without it or can you make do?
A world without traction, picture it. Tires without tread, shoes with smooth soles, even fingers without prints. No grip, no friction. You slip, you slide, you lose your balance and fall to the ground. Or do you? Are speed, rash behavior, negligence forbidden? Or do you use them to your advantage?