Weekend Writing: Exploring the Cave

tomb, cave, adventure, writing prompt, Photo By Полищук Денис Анатольевич [CC BY 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
By Полищук Денис Анатольевич

[Photo by By Полищук Денис Анатольевич]

This prompt is for the adventurer, the adventure writer, and those fascinated with exploring and suspense. You may shape the prompt so it fits into your particular genre — horror, romance, etc. or you can create something new and unexpected. This prompt is about exploring a cave. The one featured in the photo is a tomb, but you can make yours into whatever you’d like. That’s the challenge, are you up for it?

Challenge: Exploring the Cave

Word count: 4,000 words or less
Genre: flash fiction, poem, short story, song, scene from film script or play, etc.
Due date: next Friday*
Prompt: For whatever reason, your character stumbles upon a cave, carved into the land they thought they knew well. Curious about the place, they decide to explore it. Whether they encounter dangers, wonders, or nothing at all, focus on using sensory details to explain what is happening around them. What does the cave smell like? Do things grow in the crags of the rock? What do the walls feel like? Explore in your writing.

*Link your writing to A Vase of Wildflowers on your blog and make sure to place the link to your story in the comments of this post.


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