Triple F: Birds and Wire…

How’s your week been? It’s almost over by now, but we still have a little bit left.

But not before we hit Friday and Triple F over here–a writing prompt for you, laced with wacky examples I come up with.

I’ll try to make this a short one…I have to also try to get back on the Youtube train–I haven’t been doing video so much. I’ll need to build that out some more.

We’ve talked a lot about idea generation this week, strangely enough, and so I’ve been trying to keep my own eyes open for possibilities here and there…everything from trucks roaring by and birds singing in the trees, to old ladies walking in the rain with pink cloth bags over their heads as a shield (happened to me last Wednesday, seeing the dark pink bag).

Your prompt for this week’s Fabulous Fiction Friday is:

Birds and humans have switched places–birds nest in houses, and people live in trees.

Considering birds still nest in houses when people live there, or in letters on the front of stores, you’ll have to come up with an interesting reason why all this is happening. You have almost complete free reign here, because there’s not a heck of a lot of detail that I put in.

Maybe Colin just made it to the top of a tree before a bird got him–they’ve become destructively mutated somehow, and humans have built wire mesh around all the trees in the world because of the threat. Why did this happen, and what would happen if the birds found a way to slip through the mesh, or turn off the stun-level electricity coursing through it?

Or Mandy’s been saddled with the responsibility to look into the bird thing, and even though she’s careful, one of them pecks her? Nothing happens, until she feels a strong urge to lick every knife in the silverware drawer…

That’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling, I figure.

May has about half had it, by now, but not quite.

Make it a great weekend, with good memories, all right?

Until next time (and week),



About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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