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Writing Prompt 2: All I Need

Writing Prompt: All I need

DCF 1.0

TIME LIMIT: 20-25min (Give yourself and additional 3 to 5 min for parts 1 and 2. The less time you have the more honest you will be with your answers.)

CHALLENGE:  Imagine it is the end of the world as you know it. (You can take this figuratively or literally…its your world after all.) You have limited time to flee to safety and you have limited space. You can only carry up to 5 of the most important things you will need to survive. NO MORE THAN 5. What is it that you will carry with you?


  1. Take 3 to 5 minutes and write down the 5 items you would NOT be able to survive without.
  2. Take 3 to 5 minutes and write down the 5 items you ABSOLUTELY DON’T NEED AT ALL.
  3.  Trash the list under point 1.
  4. Now take the list of Absolutely unnecessary items and write a poem/short short story about why you or your character just can’t live in a world without these 5 items.

Happy writing!

NOTE: I will post my results next Tuesday, June 17th. For more information about Writing Prompts and Exercise follow the LINK.


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The Founder and Voice of "I came for the soup..." Candice Coates is a Fiction and Non-Fiction Writer, jumping from genres ranging from Speculative Science Fiction and Fantasy to Comedic Clean Read Romance and Suspense, all with touches of her Christian faith. She is a lover of Ireland, languages, tea, and just about anything with pistachios. When not writing she is creating visual art, or new designs for her handmade polymer clay jewelry line, Shizen Brook.


  1. Pingback: That’s What I Want | Creative Metaphor

    • 🙂 I am trying not to think about it until I have a moment to sit still and do it from start to finish. If you have not had the chance, follow the “ping back” link in the comments and read the results that Creative Metaphor came up with. Her results are so rich!

  2. Reblogged this on I came for the soup… and commented:

    Reposting another Writing Prompt! I had such a blast doing this one! I hope you will take the time and give it a shot. You will be amazed with how creative you are.

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