The police were in Margaret’s shop. They must be truly desperate.
Write a story mildly suggested by a historical event.
The woman lay on the table, numbed by laudanum as I inserted the forceps into her leg. (Content Warning: Mentions Domestic Abuse)
Write a story with a conflict fueled by messy handwriting.
One rider, wearing boldy-striped jockey silks and mounted on a golden mare, stood out in the sea of tan uniforms and bay horses at the starting line of the 1937 Grand Pardubice Steeplechase.
Write a story about the person you never want to be.
“It’s bad luck,” her mother said. Lyla rolled her eyes. Good fortune had finally come her way. Her husband to be was rich, and what did the rich wear? Black. Because class came before luck.
First impressions matter. In fact, first impressions matter even more in stories where readers have been conditioned to take a character’s actions in their first major scene as defining. Therefore, it is important to be deliberate in this “defining character” moment, so we at Pages of Fiction have decided to give you some things to think about when you choose which aspects of your character to highlight at their introduction.
Esa squinted at the notice board in front of the Wanderstop Tavern. Two postings for the killing of one man was awfully inefficient, though she wouldn’t mind two payments for one job. However, reading over the contact information made the situation more sensical. One job posting was from a well-known paladin and the other from an up-and-coming necromancer. They certainly wouldn’t get along…though it might be quite amusing if they tried.
Write a story about someone who expresses themself through their clothes.