Short Story Prompt

Are you looking for short story writing inspiration? Try this writing prompt to get those creative juices flowing!

“Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.” Anais Nin⁠

I invite you to take inspiration from this quote and the much-celebrated Anais Nin. Write a short story – romantic, erotic or, if you’re against celebrating Valentine’s day, reflect so in your writing.

So, let’s stretch those muscles with a writing sprint! Set 20 minutes on your timer and write. If you’re feeling brave, share a summary of your work in the comments below.

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Need a boost for your story?

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– We can work on specific areas you need to get your story moving with 1:1 support. Have a look at the options in Calendly, here.

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