#FlashPIC 9 Nothing of Value Left Overnight #writingprompt #amwriting

Today’s writing prompt from the Writers’ BLOCKbuster series is a sign in a shed, though it could easily be a sign in a van or truck, on an office door or the front window of a house.

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[photo: Sandra Danby]

Imagine a situation featuring this sign and  use one of these prompts:-

A shed, bought off eBay. What happens when you take it apart to transport it home?

Jessica and Charlie took it in turns to smoke the cigarette, puff after puff, trying not to swallow the smoke so it wouldn’t be seen. This was their secret place, it was derelict, their den.

‘Nothing of value’? Isn’t the notion of value a relative thing: one man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure. Boot sales exist on that very notion.

Home for mice, or rats… or a homeless man. Why is he there, where has he come from? Where does he eat and wash and…

This is a joke sign my husband fixed to the window of his allotment shed. All there is of any value in there is beer. Cans and cans of it. Home-made. Tastes disgusting.

Marnie painted the outside of the shed all over in Translucence, supposed to be a gentle white, tinted with pink. She thought it looked more like Brilliant White.

“Quick, in here. It’s the best place to hide it, I promise no-one ever comes here. We won’t be interrupted.”

© ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’ by Sandra Danby

Want more inspiration? Try these other FlashPICs:-
Orange Railings
The Meaning of Purple

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…
Writers’ BLOCKbusters: #500 FirstParas
Writers’ BLOCKbusters: #500 FlashPics
Writers’ BLOCKbusters: #500 WordStorms

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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