Writing exercise

Writing for liberation exercise: news writing prompts

Here are some writing prompts for a story, poem, vignette, spoken word… taken from the current news. Rebel! Imagine! What would that be like? What could happen instead?Or what’s the worst or best that can happen?

  • A French police officer accidentally fired a gun during the president’s speech. Then..
  • A woman who kept a £20 note she found in a shop has been convicted of theft.
  • A 99-year-old Netherlands woman has fulfilled a “bucket list” dream – by spending time in a police cell. Other things on her list included..
  • In Austria, food and accommodation will be taken away from asylum seekers who have been told to leave.
  • He died after drinking a whole bottle of tequila in one go. It was part of a dare..
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