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Do you like writing stories or poetry? I do too, but sometimes, I run out of things to write. *Sigh* What can I do? 

Hmmmm…… 

What to do, what to do … Oh! I have an idea! I will make “a something” by following a prompt! A prompt? What is that? 

A prompt is the act of assisting or encouraging a hesitant speaker. In the writing world, it is a sentence used to inspire a story or a poem. 

I will give you an example. 

Here is the prompt: Leaves fell down from the trees. 

Here is what this prompt has inspired me to write:

Leaves fell down from the trees, flashing amber and gold like pieces of metal. The girl picked them up and placed them in her dark hair. Her new ornaments looked like stars in a night sky. 

Cool, isn’t it? I find that it helps me practice trying things I never would have thought of before. Would you like to try some prompts too?

You would? Awesome! Here are some prompts I have made that are fall themed. 

Here they are: 

Autumn leaves fell from the sky, flashing gold and bronze..

The Scarecrow stood proudly in the golden sea of wheat…

The raven flew over us …

Kids giggled as they erupted through piles of leaves …

The man wore a flannel shirt but he still shivered …

We watched as the geese, in their formulated v’s, flying off into the distance…

The pumpkins were large and small, obtuse and askew, with corkscrew vines …

Share your new stories or poetry with your family, friends, and even the library on social media! You can tag us on Instagram @ccplonline with your parent’s or guardians’ permission. 

Have fun and happy writing! I have linked writing sources for children that can be requested through our catalog as well as poetry books for kids found on Overdrive! Enjoy!