42 is the Right Answer, Day 24

broken pavingsToday’s creative writing prompt is just one word:


Who or what does this refer to? Begin with the break and work backwards.

Try a poem, flash fiction or longer short story – or recall something from your formative years to add to your memoir. You could write an opinion piece about the state of the world as you see it. Or comment on breaks of various kinds (remember foreign holidays, city breaks?).

Did someone break a bone, a speed limit, a vintage dish, a window, a promise, a fingernail?

Don’t forget, people as well as things can be broken, so this gives you plenty of creative scope.

This time you choose how long  (or short) your work is.

And just for today, you may like to write at breakneck speed. But not because you’re at breaking point, are you? Are you?


Back to Basics – if you need to catch up,  it started  here (but we’re over half way through, so you’ve a bit of catching up to do)

I intend posting prompts here each day (until May Day) at 5pm – alive at five (Dublin time).