I recently wrote a short story to submit to an anthology where all of the submissions had to fit into the theme “bittersweet.” The guidelines concerning the theme were, “[y]ou can be literal, evocative, comical, or crazy.” Writing a story with only an abstract concept to get the creative juices flowing was an exciting challenge.
Your prompt for the next two weeks is: deafening silence.
Following the same guidelines I had (“[y]ou can be literal, evocative, comical, or crazy”), write a short story that fits into the theme “deafening silence.”
Also, please be sure to answer the following questions in the comments below:
1. What was the hardest part of using this prompt?
2. What was your favorite part of this writing challenge?