Monday, January 27, 2014

Writing Prompt: Cold

This blog may be the only thing that comes back to life in the winter! I am posting again, and with no explanation of my disappearance or reappearance, I have a writing prompt for you!

In the spirit of winter, our prompt today is "cold".

"Cold" can have so many meanings. Aside from the obvious, as we see below, a person can also be described as "icy" or "frigid", giving "frosty glares" or the "cold shoulder".

Sure, it's cold when it snows, but inside all these houses are toasty families gathered around fireplaces or wrapped in blankets.

For this writing prompt, we're going to bring a little heat into the winter. Just like all the little houses on your street are warm on the inside even though it's freezing outside, write a story where someone is behaving coldly toward a person, place or thing, but only because there's a white hot passion/anger/emotion beneath the coldness. Write about both the cold outer display and the hot inner emotion of your character.

Bonus points if you can use the weather to reflect or otherwise emphasize how your character feels.

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