Writing ideas to kick-start your week
This week, I’m giving you two short story openings to stimulate those creative juices. Use them as a writing excercise or turn them into a full story. If any of you would like to send them to me, I’d love to read them and will post them here next week.
Night time is the worst time. I hate it. All day I dread it. In the summer months, it is delayed for just a little while, but it still comes creeping closer as the shimmering sun sets and the moon rises, mocking me.
It is here now. It has joined me in my bedroom. I can feel it enveloping me, ever tighter. The grandfather clock ticks in the hall, a tick tock of comfort, of familiarity, but it not comfort I want, nor familiarity. Those are the things I detest.
Donald couldn’t bear it. Sweat soaked the sheets and a sickness surged through him. His life was over. He paused. Any minute now.
The thud was tremendous as the tabloid thumped onto the mat. His wife’s scream informed him she’d seen the photos plastered all over the front pages.