Writing Prompt Wednesdays: Transformation

Writing Prompt Wednesdays: Transformation

Welcome to “Writing Prompt Wednesdays,” a haven where your imagination can roam free in the realms of speculative fiction. As we embark on this weekly journey, it’s thrilling to think about the untold stories waiting to be penned in the domains of horror, science fiction, and fantasy. Whether you’re a seasoned author or a budding wordsmith, these prompts are your gateway to unexplored worlds and untapped potentials.

Every Wednesday, we’ll serve up a fresh, thought-provoking prompt designed to ignite your creative spark and challenge your storytelling prowess. Think of these prompts as a key, unlocking the doors to uncharted territories where your creativity is the only limit. From eerie, shadow-laden corridors of Gothic horror to the farthest reaches of interstellar space, and the mystical depths of high fantasy, our prompts are a kaleidoscope of possibilities.

Remember, there’s no right or wrong way to approach these prompts. They are mere stepping stones, guiding you towards the vast landscapes of your imagination. Use them to break free from writer’s block, to experiment with new ideas, or simply as a fun exercise to keep your writing skills sharp.

This week’s writing prompt:

This week, it seems I’ve collected stories that involve some type of transformation. When we think about themes in fiction, this one doesn’t appear as often as things like love or grief or loneliness, but transition is a big part of life, as we all experience moments that serve as turning points, after which, we are not the same. Starting off our readings this week is Rin Willis’s “Through a Glass, Face to Face” which was published at Haven Speculative. Next up is the stunning “But No Man Moved Me Till the Tide” by Laurel Beckley, a beautiful story about identity, conformity, and transformation. Last up this week is “Soul Storm,” a touching story about transformation, combined with the lengths one woman will go to for the one she loves.

Through a Glass, Face to Face” by Rin Willis at Haven Speculative.
But No Man Moved Me Till the Tide” by Laurel Beckley at Metaphorosis.
Soul Storm” by Angelique Fawns at Apparition Lit.

– Writing Exercise:
You saw it above; this week we are talking about transformation. Transformation is often used in fiction to express becoming a different aspect of oneself for better or worse. (For example, becoming a butterfly vs. becoming a werewolf or monster). This week, I want you to write a story or scene that focuses on the transformation of your main character – for better, or for worse. This could be a physical (turning into something else) or a mental/emotional (becoming a different person) transformation.

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