Sunday, February 21, 2010

Take Ten for Writers - This weeks prompt

Take Ten for Writers is a book of exercises to flex your writing creativity.  Here is a prompt for you to try this week.

The calls with the eerie sounds in the background started coming in a few weeks ago.  Caller ID revealed their source as ten zeros.  You sloughed them off, assuming they were the prank of a clever teenager.  When the calls stopped, similiar noises and sounds started happening in or around your home.  No matter how hard you try, you can't identify the source.  You are definately starting to feel threatened.  You are constantly on edge, not sleeping, and unable to concentrate.  You decide to write everything down in case something does happen to you.

Start with :  In the event you are reading this, the threatening sounds were indeed real...

Use one of the the following sets of homophones (words that sound the same but are spelled differently) in your tale.

  • maize, maze, May's, praise, prays, preys  
  • teas, tees, tease, rapped, wrapped, rapt 
  • pair, pear, pare, heal, heel, he'll


  1. I love this prompt! It is right up my alley. I could also use the practice working with homophones. I'm going to print it off and see what I can do with it.

  2. Challenge on! I'm going to try this today.

  3. BTW, can you tell me which no. exercise this one was? I want to mark it down in my book that I did it...

  4. This was #85. I didn't give all the choices - thot 3 would be enough to choose from.