Writing Prompt: Outside The Window

Hey Love Bugs,

So I haven’t been writing the last few days. The truth is I haven’t had much of a desire to write. So I thought I would try out some writing prompts and shell out 500 words for you guys. Maybe that will get my juices flowing so that I can complete my current writing project.

Prompt Number One: Outside the Window: What’s the weather outside your window doing right now? If that’s not inspiring, what’s the weather like somewhere you wish you could be?

For this I decided to use one of my characters from my first book, Power.

The door to the small yard opened and Eve stepped outside. The snow turned into slush under her feet. She was granted one hour a week out of her cell and into the small outdoor space and although winter was not her favorite season she cherished these times for they were few and far between.

Eve shoved her hands into the pockets of the winter coat that was provided to her. Days like this made her miss her daughters. She regretted never taking the time to play with them in the snow while they were growing up. Now no matter how much she wanted to she would never get that chance again.

Eve turned her head up to look at the sky. She held her ground as the wind threatened to knock her over. The snow pelted her in the face and she closed her eyes and let the snow fall over her.

She could have stopped it. If she wanted to remain dry she could have stopped the snow. She had long since mastered elements and could control them at will. It wasn’t like she hadn’t done it before.

Yet this time she stood in the cold and let the snow fall and the wind howl.

Her feet began to chill through her thin boots. The thought of frostbite was not appealing to her so she warmed the ground beneath her.

Eve wanted to go visit her daughters. She wanted to go check in on them just for a second. With everything that had recently happened, she wanted to know that they were okay but that wasn’t a possibility. If her daughters knew that she had a way to get to them they would probably hate her.

That was one too many secrets and she didn’t think that they would ever forgive her for that. She would just have to stick with sneaking out to get reports on them. That was the only thing that she could do.

The snow started to slow down a bit.

Eve opened her eyes and looked at the sky. The snow stopped completely. She could feel that it hadn’t stopped naturally. The snow had been coaxed into stopping.

Eve wondered who was responsible for the sudden change in weather. She knew that it was not one of her girls. None of them had been given the affinity for the weather elements. At least not yet. Besides, it would take some time for them to be able to bend the weather to their will.

So who was doing it?

Who could have that kind of power?

Eve closed her eyes and steadied her breathing. It wasn’t often that she could feel someone else using magic. Controlling the elements and the weather was something she could always feel but she had never felt this feeling before.

She tried to focus on only what she was feeling and block out everything around her. She tried to see if she could sense the person that was using that much power…

I have to admit that that felt good. It got my juices stirring just a bit.

Until tomorrow… Love, Peace & Chicken Grease.

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Author: TaQuanda Taylor

TaQuanda Taylor is a native of Rochester, NY. She studied at School of the Arts high school as a drama major. TaQuanda moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2007. In 2011 TaQuanda made an active decision to pursue a career in writing. She enrolled in the Creative Writing for Entertainment program at Full Sail University where she is working on her Bachelors degree in Fine Arts.

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