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Tale Weaver Prompt: Substance

Welcome to a new Tale weaver prompt.

As of today Michael from down Morpethroad and Phylor from over Phylor’s blog will be posting the prompts.

We are keen to create a challenge each week to stretch your imagination and creative talents.

We are also keen for you to explore short story writing.

This can take the form of a straight prose piece, letters, diary and or dialogue.

We look forward to reading your responses to our prompts each week.



Image: Sunday Skeleton: Artist: Lucas Grogan

Use the image as the basis for short story. Word limit 500 words.

Within the context of your tale, weave into it reference to the word substance. Explore it’s meaning in terms of the story and the perception of the author and/or those involved.

Have fun.

Please link your tale using the Linky below.




29 comments on “Tale Weaver Prompt: Substance

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  2. Bastet
    February 19, 2015

    Ooo wow! What a lovely skeleton … really inspirational!

  3. phylor
    February 19, 2015

    Ya hoo! It worked! Congrads on your first prompt going live — I am very impressed. I may need your assistance next week. I’m looking forward to reading comments and responses.

    • summerstommy2
      February 19, 2015

      Thank you. I only had to do two edits too……but I have learnt a lot.

      • phylor
        February 21, 2015

        Oh, and I forgot to add that I thoroughly enjoyed your story about Joey. He will be a man of substance, no doubt.

      • summerstommy2
        February 21, 2015

        Thank you so much, I think he will too.

  4. keiths ramblings
    February 19, 2015

    I’m new around here, and I was delighted when I saw this prompt. Gave me a chance to let my mind wander to strange places!

    • summerstommy2
      February 19, 2015

      Great Keith, that is precisely the idea, go wander and see where it takes you as you weave your tale. Michael

  5. mindlovemisery
    February 19, 2015

    Your son is a genius Michael =)

    • summerstommy2
      February 19, 2015

      Thank you Yves. The skeleton is hand stitched and the bottles come from my place where many years ago my father had collected them on a building site he was working on. They sat in our laundry for probably twenty years and one day Lucas asked if he could have them so I cleaned them up and this is how he has used some of them. Everything has a story doesn’t it.

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  7. julespaige
    February 19, 2015

    Because I was nudged for more…

    Also posted at the Photo Challenge (Mulberry Bush) because I also used that prompt.

    • summerstommy2
      February 19, 2015

      I enjoyed this piece very much Jules. Beautifully written.

  8. Jen
    February 20, 2015

    First of all, what a great prompt! And welcome aboard – I’ve always enjoyed your fiction – it’s good to see you on the directing end of the blog 🙂

    What a neat piece of artwork too — very creative — and what a great use for those blue bottles! I have a weak spot for cobalt blue glass….!

    Very interesting! Will be great to see where this leads the muses 🙂

    • summerstommy2
      February 20, 2015

      Thanks Jen I agree there have already been a few interesting responses.

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  11. wyattsmind
    February 20, 2015

    After last week Jen requested I bring up the History Channel…well ask and you shall receive… https://finaletoanentrance.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/alien-skeleton-found/

    And to Michael, thanks for the prompt and sharing your son’s amazing art with us.

    • summerstommy2
      February 20, 2015

      Thanks so much for participating. I enjoyed your tale very much.

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