Writing Prompt: Invasion

Written by Emily Harstone | August 22, 2013

You wake up in bed. You hear the sound of a gun being loaded, or a vase being broken, or the door being kicked in.

You start writing from the point of being woken up by a strange and dangerous sound. What happens next is up to you.

You could be writing from your own point of view, or the point of view of a character. In the story the narrator could have been sleeping at home, or in a cabin, a hotel, or a friend’s house. The narrator could be in their home town or a strange city.

So many elements of this story are up to you. It is your choice what happens next. This could be come a serious story or a comedic farce. The direction you take it is up to you.

You could even try this prompt in poetic form for a bit of fun.

The great thing to do with this prompt is to pass it on to friends so that you see some of the different ways it could be interpreted.