42 is the Right Answer, Day 37

eagle sToday’s creative writing prompt is:

Flying High.

Who or what is? Why? Where? How?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s…

Well, whatever it is, it is up in the air and you have to write about it.

Try writing a letter. Imagine you have a penfriend the other side of the world.

You can write them a letter describing a flight of some kind, your own, or that of someone you know. Or it could be a bird, an insect, a fairy, an angel. Use your imagination.

As ever, try to evoke an experience by using the senses. I mean, what penfriend wouldn’t want to know what your fairy smells like, or the taste of an angel?

There’s a style of fiction writing called ‘epistolary’, in which the text takes the form of a series of letters to tell a story. You could try writing letters to your penfriend with ‘flying high’ as the main theme. Each letter might refer to the reply you’ve received (we don’t have to see it, you can say everything from just one point of view here).

Give it a try, another flexing of those creative writing muscles. Your letters could be quite brief but cover quite a long time – try 2,000 words to make them into a short story.


Back to Basics – if you need to catch up,  it started  here (but we’re at the end now).

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