Jan. 04 Writing Prompt

I could have done anything once a day for this blog and for my readers. So why did I choose writing prompts?

Writing prompts server several purposes, depending on your needs. If, for example, you run a blog and need content, writing prompts can help you fill in the days where you don’t know what to write about.

But that’s not what this site is about. Here, creativity and inspiration are the keys to good writing.

We want our novels to be exciting, fun to read and full of wonder. Sometimes, though, that blank page staring back at us from the other side of the monitor can be daunting.

Enter Extra Draft’s Writing Prompts.

Every day you get to come here and find a silly, crazy, or weird prompt. It will most likely have nothing to do at all with the story you are writing. But, you get to flex your brain muscles on words that don’t matter.

You can write for the prompt, get the juices flowing and then get back to your own work in progress (WiP).

No Hot Water
Speaking of flowing, check out today’s writing prompt!

I also write for the prompt as a little intro to a story or an excerpt from a story to show you how quick and easy it can be.

Also, as an added bonus, if you follow along, you get used to signing in, opening your word document and writing something down every day. As far as habits go, it is not a bad one to have.

There are other benefits as well, which I will save for another day. Let’s take a look at today’s writing prompt.


January 04

There is no hot water!


A short prompt. And a tricky one. This prompt should challenge you (and myself) a bit. The options are near endless, aren’t they?

Is this localized? Word-wide? Happening to only one person or a group of people? Let’s see what I can come up with off the top of my head.

Post your creativity in the comments!

Normally I like my coffee hot. Warm, to be more accurate. If it is too scalding to even take a sip, I don’t want it. But those people that drink iced coffee? I think they are so weird.

Which is why, everything in my life was going to change today. It all started with a cup of cold coffee.

I brewed my coffee like normal, added the sugar and a little bit of caramel creamer. I stirred, I sipped, I nearly choked.

Right out of the pot and it was ice cold. I checked the pot and it felt almost frozen. But, since I was running late for work, there was no time to start over. I put the cup in the microwave and started the shower.

I pulled the cup out as the microwave beeped, took a cautious sip to not burn my lip, and nearly froze my tongue off.

It’s too late. I’ll have to stop and get coffee on the way to the office.

I took off my pajamas and climbed into the shower, and promptly fell out of the tub, ripping the shower curtain like they do in the movies.

There was no hot water!

This was only the beginning of my changed life. And it gets much worse from here.

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