#WritingPrompt Writers’ BLOCKbusters… compost

Let this #FirstPara writing prompt from Writers’ BLOCKbusters get you started writing today. Study the photograph, then use the sentence below as the beginning of a new short story.

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photo @SandraDanby

“She didn’t stop to wonder how she got this low, she just grabbed the tomato cores and salad onion stalks and crammed them into her mouth.”
© ‘Writers’ BLOCKbusters’ by Sandra Danby

Want more inspiration? Try these other writing prompts:-
Plastic Bag
Feet Beneath the Table

 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.

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
How hungry are you… today’s writing prompt takes place in the garden #writetip https://wp.me/p5gEM4-vJvia @SandraDanby 


  1. Great BLOCKbuster! It should get quite a few writers going. It reminds me of the opening paragraph to my story Enough for a Drink, “Poverty excretes a distinct odour no amount of scrubbing can rid. It permeates your clothes and clings to your skin. It creeps under your nails and leeches into your hair. It seeps from your pores and is borne on each breath you breathe. Dire poverty stinks.” I could change the gender then just slip it in front, but I won’t. I’m a bit busy with the WordPress writing course to take up your challenge this month.

    You may have read it (as you’ve been one of my keenest readers of late) but here’s the link to that story anyhow: http://bryanhemming.wordpress.com/enough-for-a-lifetime-short-story/

      • At the moment, I find myself looking at other people’s work and trying to offer advice, where I think my opinion might come in useful. That was one of my objectives when I signed up.

        Next week, I will probably post a raw excerpt from one of my own short stories to see what advice I might receive. So, it’s an interesting experience.

        Though the course is closed now, you might like to take a peek: