Place this scene fragment in context: “It was in my head this morning,” Rina moaned, “but now it’s gone.” “What do you expect me to do about it?” said Gar, rustling his wings slightly in irritation. There are only two rules for Clarion Calls: If you choose to try the assignment, do not read the…… Continue reading Clarion Call #11: Gone
When Noel Gallagher wrote this seven-minute composition, he was thinking of the pyramids of Teotihuacan. When I hear it, I see something else entirely. But what do you see? There are only two rules for Clarion Calls: If you choose to try the assignment, do not read the comments section before you post yours. This…… Continue reading Clarion Call #10: Seven Minutes in Mexico?
This week we have another image for you, courtesy of Steadman Kondor. Remember not to hem in your mind with the literal details; look at the picture just long enough to start up your own creative processes, then let your imagination take over from there. Click on the image to see a larger version. If…… Continue reading Clarion Call #9: Teslatron
What does the phrase “star hound” call to mind? Don’t think too hard; don’t judge; just write until the words stop, and share the results. Feel free to go back and look at older prompts, as well; you are more than welcome to try your hand at the “expired” ones if you find them interesting. …… Continue reading Clarion Call #8: Star Hound
Do with this what you will. Kelan leaned over the bassinet, gazing down at its tiny occupant. “Greetings, ancient one.” There are only two rules for Clarion Calls: If you choose to try the assignment, do not read the comments section before you post yours. This is a critique-free zone, and that includes critique of…… Continue reading Clarion Call #7: The Bassinet
Happy weekend, writers! I intend to rotate between the types of prompts we use, so this week let’s try another musical meditation. Our selection is the lost “boat music” from World of Warcraft’s second expansion, Wrath of the Lich King. Due to game performance issues, Blizzard later took the track out of the game, but…… Continue reading Clarion Call #6: The Lost Track
The use of an image as a writing prompt has advantages and disadvantages. A picture can inspire a thousand words, but may also leave little to the imagination. The temptation becomes to describe or explain rather than to create. Today’s challenge: try a new way of using an image to provoke a response in your…… Continue reading Clarion Call #5: Things With Teeth