To kick off the weekend, we’ve got a writing another writing prompt. Don’t be shy. Dive in and give this a shot. It’ll get you warmed up for a weekend of writing, and prompts are a great exercise in learning about your voice.
Not only that, today’s prompt is also an exercise in character building.
It’s also, um, kind of
stolen borrowed from a Seinfeld episode.
Write a scene in which your protagonist is buying a chocolate dessert from a famous bakery to bring to a party. After she leaves the bakery, she finds a hair in it (or drops it, or it gets rained on. . .). She goes back inside and asks for another, but the customer in front of her as bought the last one. Worse, that customer is also going to the party.
All that’s left is a cinnamon version of the cake that doesn’t look as appealing.
How does she handle the situation? Is she confrontational or does she hide her frustration? Does she worry that her hosts will compare her dessert to the chocolate cake? Does she go to another bakery? Or does she not care what they think and believe it’s the thought that counts?
Leave your scene in the comments! Stuck? This should help. (Or at least keep you entertained.)
If you’ve got a favorite Seinfeld moment (or Friends moment, or any TV show moment you love) that would make a good writing prompt, let me know!