Selma of Selma in the City has started a blog called Search Engine Fiction which gives weekly writing prompts. Writers will write their piece (poetry, fiction or non-fiction) and post it on their own blogs while leaving a link in the comments section on the Search Engine Fiction Blog so that everyone can find it easily. I think this is a fantastic idea. When I first started writing five years ago, there was a great flash fiction weekly prompt like this at Fiction Addiction. I loved doing it every week. Sometimes the stories stayed at their 100-500 word level, sometimes they morphed into longer stories, but always it was a great way to keep my fiction mind sharp.
This week's prompt is ‘you left me in the rain’ with a wonderful picture BTW. There are already some interesting posts. It’s difficult to think about rain in the dry, cold, windy weather of a July in Botswana but I am trying. Hopefully something will come to me before the week finishes. Fingers crossed.