Quote for the day

Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.

– Barbara Kingsolver

Writing Prompt: Beautiful Beasts

I just got back from feeding my friend’s cats while she’s away. I’ve always loved cats. Have you noticed how some people gravitate towards dogs and others prefer cats? I love that they’re sleek, soft, smart and independent. I like that they purr when they’re happy and that they can sleep anywhere. They’re hunters, whether they’re lions or house pets. They come in all shapes, sizes and colours (though I’ve always preferred black). They have unique personalities. When you look at their eyes in the light, they sparkle and look a little sinister.

Most people have a favourite animal. Choose one. Describe not only it’s outward appearance, describe it’s natural habitat and how it fits in. Describe the animal’s personality as you see it. Whether it’s a chinchila, a giraffe or a platypus, all animals have something unique about them. Put in as much detail as possible about what you see in them.

Have fun.

Writing Prompt: Beautiful Beasts

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