My sister emailed me yesterday with a very intriguing writing prompt idea; for the next 30 days, we have agreed to get our write on with 30 random, predetermined topics. It will be a fun way to rev up the creative motor and get some writing juices flowing like the mighty Mississippi. Be sure to drop by her lovely blog, www.concreteorchid.com, and peruse her fantastic and eclectic posts.
Day 1 – Select a book at random in the room. Find a novel or short story, copy down the last sentence, and use this line as the first line of your new story.
-I’ve chosen a book called ‘The Red Tent’, whose last line is “wherever you walk, I go with you”. Here goes!
“Wherever you walk, I go with you”, she said, as the chill of the night swept wildly over the tears streaking her face. He wiped them gently, and reassured her of his love in a soft whisper. Sadness permeated the air as they embraced tightly, warm against the coming storm. Nothing else mattered but this moment. Nothing in the world meant more than the smoldering gaze into one another’s eyes. At long last, they released themselves from the comfort of that cocoon, that life giving space that they’d have to abandon indefinitely. That moment would remain in their hearts as dew on a morning leaf, ever present, and would linger in their souls like aged wine on a trained tongue. He smiled as he kissed her lips and backed away slowly. “I love you”, he said, as he walked out of the door.