Category Archives: Scene Starters

I call ’em scene starters. They’re just little bits (maybe a couple of sentences long) of a scene that I write down in the hopes that later on they will help inspire me to write, if I’m ever in a rut at some point in the future. If they don’t help me, maybe they’ll help someone else :)

Scene Starter 3: Digging

She plunged the shovel in for another scoop and heard a thunk as it struck wood. Her eyes widened and her pace quickened. In no time, the dirt was cleared away and the coffin lay bare beneath her. Something inside … Continue reading

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Scene Starter 2: Time

She squinted her eyes and pursed her lips, staring at the clock. She made an odd sound in her deep concentration. The ticks of the clock between the seconds grew longer until the clock stopped. The second hand hovered over … Continue reading

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Scene Starter 1: Clouds

I stared up into the sky and watched the clouds with envy. Their slow journey across the blue expanse was a simple one. Way up there in the sky, they could turn their backs on mankind and then, themselves, gaze … Continue reading

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