This week, we have a story prompt that we like to call "Start at the End". This is simple, make up any kind of character you like. It can be a computer genius, a sports star, a debate champion, or whatever. It's totally up to you. You can go anywhere with this exercise. The only stipulation is the first line. You have to start your story with the following words:
"After all the craziness--all the danger--I wasn't sure that we'd make it through. But, I'm glad we did."
That's all you get. Now you have to run with it. Tell the rest of the story as a flashback. Here's a couple of ways to challenge yourself.
- Explain 'we'. How many people made it?
- What kind of craziness? Danger?
- Did all of the events happen in a day? A year? A decade?
- Is this on Earth. The moon. A completely made up fantasy world?
- And so on