For the past 16 weeks I’ve been taking part in a writing prompt exercise with Millie, a fellow writer and close friend of mine. Every Monday we alternate providing each other with writing prompts. We then allow ourselves one week to come up with a short story based on that prompt. This has been a fun exercise in both practising writing and devising plot hooks. You can see many of my stories on this site if you search for the Short Story tag.
We’ve recently decided that we’re going to start sharing the weekly prompts so that anyone else who is in the mood for a writing exercise can join in too. I’ve started sharing them on Twitter – search the hashtag #writewithchrisandmillie – and I’ll also post them here each week.
This week’s prompt is:
He read the shipment labels again. 01, 02…04, 05. Yeah, that was definitely going to be a problem, he thought.