black CATastrophy Writing Prompt 08

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I watched the stream turn into a waterfall, and then the water began to rise.

Writing Prompt Rules

What’s a blog for writers without routine prompts to get those creative juices flowing? If you’d like to be a part of our CATastropic writing, then check out the guidelines below. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

  1. Include “black CATastrophy” in the title of your post.
  2. Save and use the picture above as the featured image for your post.
  3. The quote provided should be included at some point in your story.
  4. There is no expiration date on a prompt. Use it whenever you like.
  5. Your story should be 1000 words or less. We’re interested in all genres, except erotica.
  6. Add a link to this writing prompt at the end of your story.
  7. Comment here, with a link to your post, if it meets the guidelines above.
  8. If we really love your story, we’ll publish it in the tales section of our blog with a link to the original piece.

Feel free to use our writing prompts without following the rules outlined above. However, only posts that meet the criteria will remain as links on this post, and will be considered for republishing on our blog.

Happy writing!

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Black Catastrophy

About the Prompter

Shadow the PR Cat is the Goodwill Ambassador at Alexis Chateau PRand head of the firm’s indie author division. His job includes tweeting, taking selfies, rolling in catnip, and advocating for animal rights and social equality. Follow his kitty adventures on Twitter as @ShadowThePRcat.

About Alexis Chateau PR

Alexis Chateau PR is an independent public relations agency with a special interest in lifestyle brands. From education to entertainment to travel, we’ve worked with clients in all areas of the lifestyle industry since 2006.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. Hello! Thank you for the writing prompt. I don’t know if this is the sort of thing you’re looking for, but I decided to give it a go. 🙂 You can find it here: https://booomcha.com/2017/09/26/the-stream-a-black-catastrophy-short-story/

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    1. Really loved this one Rosemary! This is the best prompt submission we’ve had so far.

      I’m sure Shadow will love to share this on the book blog with a link to your original piece.

      Have you published a book yet?

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      1. Oh my goodness, thank you for your kind words and encouragement.

        I’m so glad Shadow approves and can’t wait to see it on the book blog!

        Some years ago, I did publish a book. I think my writing has improved since then and I’m always learning more. Recently, I’ve been writing a serial story on my blog which has been a lot of fun.

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      2. Maybe it’s time to do a second edition of that book. Edit and put it back out with a touch of your better writing skills? 🤔

        And you’re welcome. He hasn’t posted it up yet, but we figure he’ll get around to scheduling his November posts today. Very proactive puss this one. 😂

        If you ever want to promote your serial story on the website, you know how to find Shadow!

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      3. I second this notion! ^_^

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      4. I hadn’t thought of a second edition but that is definitely not a bad idea. I will consider that, for sure. 🙂

        I love cats so much. lol I’m owned by an orange tabby.

        Thank you so much. 🙂 I appreciate everything.

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      5. Are you? What’s he/she like? Are they boss of the house? I’m sure they are!

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      6. He is sweet and cuddly. When I first saw him at the rescue in 2013, we estimated he was about five years old and he did the most amazing thing. We locked eyes and he turned over onto his back and began purring very loudly. It was as if we connected right away. He is definitely the boss but I don’t mind because he’s so cuddly and full of personality. When I stand in front of him, he goes up on his hind legs with his front paws outstretched so I will pick him up. lol He’s my best friend. ❤ Oh, and his name is Cesare but usually, we just call him Chezzy, or Buddy. 🙂

        If you would like to see him and read his story, you can find it here: https://booomcha.com/2016/09/14/a-cat-story/

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      7. Awwww. Shelter animals are the best, but I may be biased with that. I’m a shelter-kitty too.

        Didn’t meet my mom the way you did though. I was a semi-feral, and Alex chose to take the chance against the volunteers’ advice. Couldn’t imagine my life without her and the team now. Glad they took a chance on me. I was not a good kitty like your Chezzy. But I’m better now. ^_^

        Chezzy is lucky to have you. My teammates also sometimes call me Buddy, or Puss.

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      8. I think shelter animals are the best, too. 🙂

        Alex is really wonderful to have been so kind and patient. I’m so glad you found each other and that you’ve done so well. I wish there were more people willing to take a chance. 🙂

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      9. Maybe more people will be willing to take a chance, after reading about my story. I write for The Catnip Times. ^_^

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      10. Wow! That is so cool! 🙂 I’m sure you’re right about that.

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      11. Hi Rosemary! I’m catching up now. I’ll let you know when it’s scheduled. Thank you so much for sharing!

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      12. That’s great, Shadow! Thank you so much!

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      13. Scheduled for 0500 AM EST on November 16th! ^_^

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      14. Wonderful! Thank you so much!

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