Weekly Writing Challenges

Song Lyric Stories – 2015 – Week 7 – Valentines Edition

Hello my lovely followers! Hello and welcome to the Valentines edition of my Song Lyric Story writing prompts This week’s song lyrics come from The Only Exception, by Paramore:

“Up until now I had sworn to myself that i’m content with loneliness, because none of it was ever worth the risk.”

You can use these words in your story, reference the song, or just use these words purely as inspiration without featuring them at all. Your story should be between 1000 and 1500 words long and ideally should be posted and linked to this post by next Saturday.

I look forward to reading your creations.

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Song Lyric Stories – 2015 – Week 6 – Late!

Hello my lovely followers!

Hello and welcome to (the slightly tardy) week 6 of my Song Lyric Story writing prompts.

This week i thought I would mix it up a little, so the song lyrics are from Get Your Freak On, by Missy Elliot:

“I know you feel me now, I know you hear me loud, I scream it loud and proud”

You can use these words in your story, reference the song, or just use these words purely as inspiration without featuring them at all. Your story should be between 1000 and 1500 words long and ideally should be posted and linked to this post by next Saturday.

I look forward to reading your creations.

Happy Writing!

Song Lyric Stories – 2015 – Week 5

Hello my lovely followers!

Hello and welcome to week 5 of my Song Lyric Story writing prompts.

This week’s song lyrics are dedicated to Brett and his colleagues; from Hungry Eyes by Eric Carmen:

“One look at you and I can’t disguise…”

You can use these words in your story, reference the song, or just use these words purely as inspiration without featuring them at all. Your story should be between 1000 and 1500 words long and ideally should be posted and linked to this post by next Saturday.

I look forward to reading your creations.

Happy Writing!

Song Lyric Stories – 2015 – Week 4

Hello my lovely followers!

Hello and welcome to week 4 of my Song Lyric Story writing prompts.

This week’s song lyrics are from Welcome To The Jungle by Guns ‘n’ Roses:

“Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here every day. You learn to live like an animal in the jungle where we play”

You can use these words in your story, reference the song, or just use these words purely as inspiration without featuring them at all. Your story should be between 1000 and 1500 words long and ideally should be posted and linked to this post by next Saturday.

I look forward to reading your creations.

Happy Writing!

Song Lyric Stories – 2015 – Week 3

Hello my lovely followers!

Hello and welcome to week 3 of my Song Lyric Story writing prompts.

This week’s song lyrics are from Get Lucky by Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell Williams:

“Like the legend of the phoenix, all ends with beginnings”

You can use these words in your story, reference the song, or just use these words purely as inspiration without featuring them at all. Your story should be between 1000 and 1500 words long and ideally should be posted and linked to this post by next Saturday.

I look forward to reading your creations.

Happy Writing!

Song Lyric Stories – 2015 – Week 2

Hello my lovely followers!

Week 2 of Song Lyric Stories 2015 is here!! I hope last week’s prompt got your creative juices flowing.

This week’s song lyrics are from Dead or Alive by Bon Jovi:

“It’s all the same. Only the names will change”

You can use these words in your story, reference the song, or just use these words purely as inspiration without featuring them at all. Your story should be between 1000 and 1500 words long and ideally should be posted and linked to this post by next Saturday.

I look forward to reading your creations.

Happy Writing!

Song Lyric Stories – 2015

Hello my lovely followers!

I only managed to do a couple of Song Lyric Story prompts last year, but I love the idea. So, for 2015 I pledge to post song lyrics as a prompt each and every Saturday. I will also write a story from the prompt for each week. I would be thrilled and overjoyed if you would join me and link your stories to these weekly posts. I can’t wait to see what you all come up with; the responses to my previous posts were fantastic!

So without further ado, this week’s song lyrics are from Uptown Funk by Mark Ronson, featuring Bruno Mars:

“Don’t believe me, just watch!”

You can use these words in your story, reference the song, or just use these words purely as inspiration without featuring them at all. Your story should be between 1000 and 1500 words long and ideally should be posted and linked to this post by next Saturday.

I can’t wait to see what you all come up with. Time for me to go and work on a story myself!

Happy Writing!

Hell Hath No Fury…

I sat quietly in the jury box, my hands in my lap, half-listening to the Judge. I glanced up and out over the courtroom, fighting the urge not to smile. Of all the times to be called up for Jury duty…

The people vs Andrew McMorran. He was accused of murdering his pregnant fiancée. They said he stabbed her repeatedly in the stomach and breasts, and pushed the knife up inside her over and over again. The details had made many physically sick. The nation had been in uproar, calling for retribution. Andrew was nearing 50, and Maria, she was a beautiful young wannabe, just 23 years of age, teetering on the edge of fame as a fresh faced young starlet of the screen.

He had protested his innocence, claimed he had been drugged and had woken with the murder weapon in his hand. He insisted he had found his ‘young-enough-to-be-his-daughter’ girlfriend brutally murdered in the kitchen. Unfortunately for his story, there was no sign of a break in and all the forensic evidence pointed towards him as a culprit.

Which is exactly how I had made it look.

Andrew clearly didn’t recognise me, I’d have been out of the Jury like lightning if he had. I’d changed my appearance a lot since before. Gone were the soft bouncy blonde curls he liked so much. My hair was pixie short and jet black. I’d gained a little weight too. He always had liked his girls painfully thin. It turned out a little meat on my bones made me look ten times better than the skinny rake I had been when I had once been his girl.

He’d promised me the world: Fame, fortune, parties and all the trappings of his lavish lifestyle. I was 18 and fell hopelessly in love with the then, 30 year old entrepreneur. When I found out I was pregnant I was so happy. I had visions of us getting married and having many more beautiful babies.

Andrew had other ideas. I watched his face turn dark as thunderclouds as I told him my happy news. I can remember him screaming in my face, spittle flying from the corners of his mouth.

            “I thought I told you to sort out contraception, you stupid bitch. You’ve ruined everything! I want some hot sexy beauty on my arm not a fat waddling pregnant chick. Get rid of it..”

He dumped me that night.

When I heard the news about Andrew proposing to Maria after finding out she was pregnant, something snapped inside me. He’d dragged me to the abortion clinic and made me kill my baby. What made Maria so damned special? I wasn’t going to let her have what I couldn’t and it was about time Andrew was made to pay.

I was brought out of my reverie by the Judges words.

            “…I sentence you to death, by lethal injection.”

I bowed my head further as the smile I had been fighting broke free across my face.