Writing Prompt Excercise — 100 Words

“This is ridiculous,” Givian muttered as they trudged through the dank ground of the Boglar Swamp. “I have to study.”

“You always study,” Kiana responded. “Even a Pritan Elder doesn’t need to know so much, and you’re just an acolyte.”

“We can’t even see anything!” The moon was new in the skies, and Kiana refused to allow him to light a torch.

“Just, wait,” she walked a few more steps, then stopped, “there.”

He looked ahead, and in the faint light of the stars, saw diamonds in the swamp water. Beautiful lights, where before all he had seen was ugliness.

Prompt from A Writer’s Book of Days by Judy Reeves



by | Jun 24, 2007