Week 31 – #WritingWednesday Challenge

Today is the 31st Edition of #WritingWednesday!!!

Remember, #WritingWednesday is an EASY, STRESS-FREE, weekly writing challenge.

  • Read the writing prompt below,
  • Spend 5 minutes writing (in your own voice or the voice of a character you’re writing) whatever comes to mind,

The goal is 5 minutes of creativity.

Today I am writing in the voice of Ava one of the characters in a novel I’m currently outlinging.

Today’s writing prompt:

You look outside: It’s snowing! But look closer. Those aren’t snowflakes falling from the sky! What is it?

I could hear the sirens and smell the smoke before I could muster up the strength to open my eyes. I had been knocked out. Again. It was the second time in just under a month and I was sure my handler at Operation Atlas wasn’t going to be happy about it.

When I finally rolled to my back and opened my eyes, there was ash floating from the sky and landing softly on the ground all around me. There had to be two or three thick inches of ash coating every surface within a one-mile radius.

The fire wasn’t supposed to be that big. They had told me just to take out the warehouse, but they didn’t know about the chemicals being stored in the basement. By the time they exploded, it was too late. I was thrown clear across the parking lot and knocked out cold. The fire department came, but even they couldn’t stop the flames from jumping from building to building. By the time they found me, the fire had consumed the entire block.

Luckily, I was able to stop it before it jumped the road and spread deeper into the city.

Starting, and stopping fire… that’s my superpower. Although, lately, it seems like more of a curse.

© 2019 Nina Soden

Alright, now it’s your turn. I’d love to see what today’s writing prompt inspires in you. So, if you are willing, go to the comment section below and start typing. Take 5 minutes and let’s see what you come up with! 

You look outside: It’s snowing! But look closer. Those aren’t snowflakes falling from the sky! What is it?

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1 thought on “Week 31 – #WritingWednesday Challenge

  1. Whoops, I disobeyed the prompt

    Today I am writing in the voice of Fiona, a character in my upcoming novel, Fleeting Shadows.

    I woke up to Elyse violently shaking me.

    “Child, what do you need?” I asked groggily. I noticed Andrew was already up and standing on the balcony.

    “Just come outside,” Elyse huffed.

    She had a blanket wrapped around her shoulders which I found odd. That is until I looked outside.

    In the faint moonlight you could barely see it, but it was snowing. It was snowing in the desert which made absolutely no sense.

    “What in the….” I trailed off. I then looked down and had my question answered.

    Standing below my balcony was a group of Nivali. Nate was standing at the head.

    I looked to Andrew and Elyse. “Does anyone know what this is about?”

    “I’m sure big mouth down there will tell you,” Elyse scoffed, gesturing to Nate.

    “What is this?” I called out, “why are you on my territory without announcement?”

    “I think we gave you announcement,” one of the Nivali gestures to the snow. “We were called here by one of our hybrid’s. He claims that the Flame’s are responsible for the murder of his mother.”

    “Leeta’s fine though,” Andrew puzzled.

    “I mean my birth mother,” Nate yelled, “whom you sentenced to death.”

    “I promise whatever you think we’ve done, we had no involvement in,” I said, “come inside and we can talk this out.”

    “We can talk this out when you have suffered the same thing Nate did,” the tallest Nivali yelled.

    With that, we knew we were in trouble. The three of us looked at each other and motioned what we were going to do. When I nodded, Elyse unfurled her wings and leapt off the balcony, Andrew turned and bolted towards my parents room and I got ready to fight.

    I just hoped we were too late.

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