Writing prompt #4: dirty hands

Shawn Anderson dirty hands.jpg

You wake from a trance.

You’re standing in a strange place.

And your hands are covered in something.

It can be a familiar substance or something you cannot identify: mud, dried blood, chalk dust, wet cement, weird blue goo that smells horrible… Use your senses to set the scene and start to build a story.

Go. Write. Unravel the mystery.

I originally created this writing prompt for the League of Vermont Writers blog. The image is so haunting that I often return to it for inspiration — the potential is endless. (Photo by Ian Espinosa — found on Unsplash.com)