Weekly Writing Prompt: Small Towns

Guess what’s back? That’s right! It’s me, telling you to write so that I have an excuse to write as well. Isn’t it great?

Now this week’s writing prompt comes inspired from my wonderful wife who had a great story idea that she wanted me to write. I won’t be sharing it in this post, but instead will be bending to her demands and making her story idea come to life tomorrow.

However, just like all great ideas, it can be broken down to a simple concept. For hers, it’s that all small towns are the same. Now, this may be a touchy subject for some who have pride in the small areas they come from, but it is a trope in pop-culture.

So with that in mind, let’s go ahead and explore this idea a bit for our writing exercise, although I’m not pushing for you to write on just the idea that all small towns are the same.

If you write poetry, write one that describes the beauty of your home or maybe the angst you feel having grown up in a small area. Did your small town have a beautiful down town area worth describing in a poem or did it grow to a point that you don’t recognize anymore?

Non-fiction more your speed? Tell us a story of something that you did or had happen to you that would never happen in a major city. Maybe you woke up to a bear chewing a canoe in your backyard or you played tag in your cars.

Maybe it’s a fictional story you would prefer to write. You could write something about a monster that can only reside in a small town due to an ancient curse or witch that is hiding there to escape hunters.

Whatever you choose, just make sure to do the most important thing that I’ve stated in each of these posts. Just write. Practice makes perfect and hopefully this prompt will continue to help hone your craft.

Author: tynoel

Professional writer and blogger. Author of the book A Monstrous Tomorrow.

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