Today’s writing theme is: blue. And it will help you practice writing metaphors. Keep reading to see the full writing prompt and my completed version of it.
Today’s Writing Prompt: All I See is Blue
Today, write about something we typically associate with blue, or that is blue (e.g. the sky, ice, water, cold, sadness, freedom, etc.). But don’t use the word “blue” (or various shades of it like cerulean, cobalt, navy, sapphire, etc.) in what you write. Try to focus on using metaphors in your writing today if possible.
Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt
Water-Sky, by K.E. Creighton
After Jane received the call she had been dreading for months, she grabbed her favorite throw blanket and headed toward the beach mere meters from her back door.
It was a bright Wednesday with the sun directly overhead. The hues of the ocean were melding with the tones of the sky on the distant horizon. And as she continued to stare at it, Jane began to believe that if she jumped in and kept swimming, she just might be able to fly away. Maybe escape her impending new reality. A reality that hadn’t arrived yet, but would still be here much sooner than she had planned. Tomorrow.
Finally, Jane reached her favorite spot in the thick sand near a collection of boulders. She placed her blanket on the sand, sat down, and looked out over the water-sky into the distance. Her sullen mood lifted as she lost herself in daydreaming about being somewhere else far away, on the other side of her current view, anywhere other than where she would have to go in less than one sleep from now.
[All Rights Reserved by K.E. Creighton and Creighton’s Compositions LLC. The above work is a piece of fiction. All names and locations referred to are the product of the author’s imagination and are used entirely for fictional purposes. Any similarities to real-life persons or places are purely coincidental.]
Notes on Completing this Writing Prompt
I’ve completed a writing prompt like this before, All I See is Green (You can find what I wrote in the 150 Days of Writing Prompts Ebook). It’s one of my favorite types of writing prompts to complete because it brings your creativity to the surface. It encourages you to say what you want to say in a more creative way without saying it outright. And it encourages you to play with language until you find word arrangements that bring more vibrancy to what you want to say, making it more interesting.