The Daily Prompt – “And Then…” *Audience Participation Required


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.

The Prompt: 

There’s an improvisation game we’re playing where one team attempts to solve a central conflict and the other team attempts to develop the conflict– There is an actor on stage, and each team takes it in turn to suggest what happens next in the story.

Actor-“Help I’m lost in the woods!”

1-And then you remember you have a map

2-And then the wind gusts the map out of your hand

1-And then a bird catches it in its beak and flies it back to your hand…

and so it goes

For today’s prompt – I will begin the comments with a statement that establishes a central conflict and then each comment will alternate between attempting to help solve the conflict or heightening the conflict.  (Basically, you read all the comments to follow the flow of the story and then add the appropriate type of comment based on whoever went last.)

8 thoughts on “The Daily Prompt – “And Then…” *Audience Participation Required

    1. Unfortunately, as John pulled into the driveway his car was making a strange clunking sound. As he threw it into park there was the unmistakable hiss of air escaping a tire. Before he even made it to the door it was easy to see that front passenger tire had completely deflated.

  1. The 8:25 bus arrived precisely when it was supposed to. Unfortunately, it brought along a whole new set of problems. The entire bus was filled with mariachi bands. John thought ‘damn, the mariachi festival starts today!’

  2. John’s joyous tune is delightfully uplifting and causes many passers by to join in the celebration. Unfortunately the rather busty woman standing behind you is Gabriella Fontare a locally know opera singer and she is over come by the her love of music and releases a shatteringly high note which causes the buses windows to fracture. The bus driver dismally announce to the nearby crowd that the bus is inoperative.

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