Writing Prompt #1: Stacks of Railroad Ties and “here’s the thing” …

Use this prompt as a jumping off point for your own short story, poem, narrative, fragment, etc. and see where you goperhaps the picture or the text taken separately or mashed together somehow will lead you somewhere useful or fun…

Visual Prompt:

Text Prompt:

We had no intention of choosing sides until we were sure who was going to win, but here’s the thing…

You can also bring in other elements, more pictures, other words, music, memories, anything that helps you create whether that be a novel, an exercise in free writing for, say, one minute or something in-between.

If this prompt leads to something interesting, leave a link leading toward your new creation wherever that may be. Of course you can also post your masterpiece, if it is short, directly in the comments.

7 thoughts on “Writing Prompt #1: Stacks of Railroad Ties and “here’s the thing” …

  1. We had no intention of choosing sides until we were sure who was going to win, but here’s the thing…Crucifixion is tireless work, and if one is to prosecute Witchery in the twenty-first century, he had better be prepared for a horrible slog of a fight.

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    • Heh, I like learning things like that. When I used to drive a bus, there was this other driver, who was from England, and I picked up a few expressions from her. One time, I was driving to learn a new route from her and she said, “Mind the sleeping policeman,” and I started looking around for a person sleeping in the road. Turns out she meant the speed bumps to slow people down in the residential neighborhood we were driving through.

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    • Oh, I don’t know. You added four sentences! Lets see if we can keep it going. 🙂

      “We had no intention of choosing sides until we were sure who was going to win, but here’s the thing–I’ve counted them! Looks like someone’s been stealing my railroad sleepers! I’m maybe not really cut out for writing!”

      So I’ll just act instead of writing about it. I noticed footprints around my sleepers; just happens to be a size 14 work boot exactly like the ones that Frank took off that zombie last month. So Frank has been stealing from me again. I told him it wouldn’t be pretty the next time I caught him boosting my stuff.

      I know what I’d like to do, but I’d better play it cool for now until I see how things shake out. Maybe me and John can put our heads together and figure out how to tip the balance toward whichever side can do the most for us and deal with Frank at the same time.

      Wait, I hear someone coming…

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