Today’s writing theme is: red. 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 Red

Today, write about something we typically associate with red, or that is red (e.g., roses, cherries, blood, heat, passion, rage, danger, etc.). But don’t use the word “red” (or various shades of it like crimson, ruby, scarlet, etc.) in what you write. Try to focus on using metaphors in your writing today if possible.

For further inspiration, read this related post: All I See is Blue.

Completed Version of Today’s Writing Prompt

All I See is Red, by K.E. Creighton

I felt the temperature in my cheeks rise after he admonished me for being late this morning in front of everyone in the break room at lunch, so casually and smugly. They all laughed, pouring fuel onto the flames of his fabricated sanctimonious moment at my expense. Which was intended to be loud enough for our boss to hear. My proud judger didn’t mention, of course, how he would always waltz into the office twenty to thirty minutes late. Most days, too. Just not today. And that he always bullied others into doing his work.

His blatant hypocrisy filled me with this burning sensation I could feel in my gut. A sensation I eventually stifled with the knowledge only I had–the knowledge of what was going to happen next. He wouldn’t see it coming and neither would his co-conspirators in my shame and indignity. And they never would. But I still smiled as he put his mouth around the fork that was tampered with in an unhygienic way earlier, in a way I will never say. And no one will ever know, but me.

[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 was extremely uncomfortable when writing what I wrote above. But that means this was likely a good writing exercise since it got me out of my comfort zone. It’s much more difficult to write about what enrages us and drives us to red-hot extremes than we think it will be. Even what I wrote wasn’t that intense, but I might revisit this writing prompt later to see what else I can come up with.

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