#FlashPIC 20 Rubbish Bin #writingprompt #amwriting

One rubbish bin is much like another rubbish bin, isn’t it? Yes… except for its location, the time of day, the weather, the people passing by. Consider writing a short story which takes place around a rubbish bin or in which a rubbish bin plays an important part. Here’s a FlashPIC writing prompt from the Writers’ BLOCKbusters series to start writing now.

short story

[photo: Sandra Danby]

Choose three of the situations below, and write a paragraph for each. Then concentrate on one, and write 500 words:-

An argument takes place beside the rubbish bin;
A crime happens nearby;
A homeless person meets someone he didn’t expect beside the bin;
A passer-by finds something strange in the bin;
Two strangers agree to meet on a street corner, near the bin;
A spy uses this rubbish bin as a dead-drop, but someone else finds his package first;
A bird nests in the bin;
An uncared-for, un-emptied bin is adopted by a schoolgirl who lives nearby.

© ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’ by Sandra Danby

Want more inspiration? Try these other FlashPICs:-
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What are ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’?
I want to help you put words on the page. Those words won’t necessarily be the first line of your novel, or indeed anything to do with your novel, but they will be words to fill that intimidating blank space. And it couldn’t be quicker. Writers’ BLOCKbusters is a collection of three ebooks of writing prompts. Why are they different? Precisely because they are short, easy to use, and flexible. Designed for writers of fiction, any genre, novels, short stories, flash fiction, they are suitable for all genre of fiction precisely because each exercise is based on a subject unrelated to whatever you are struggling with. I am not looking over your shoulder.

Ebooks coming in 2019 at Amazon…
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Can’t wait? Feeling uninspired today? Don’t know what to write about? Try Writers’ BLOCKbusters now at Fiverr 10 prompts for $5 = less than the price of your daily coffee and brownie.

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