PROMPTuesday #31: Faking It

Let’s see if I can write this without getting my tongue tied:


This PROMPTuesday, write a story about someone faking a skill to gain the attention of someone else, which only forces him/her into a situation where s/he must use this skill in order to save him/herself from a bigger threat.

a cast-iron lamp
two nuns giggling in the corner.


The Rock said you could instead write about a superhero with a completely random and ridiculous superpower, like William H. Macy in Mystery Men (otherwise known as “The Shoveler,” who had the special ability to use a shovel with dizzying skill).


Whosever one you pick, is good by me.


Except remember: I’m pretty insecure.


Meanwhile! Catch up on the PROMPTuesdays archive here.


10 thoughts on “PROMPTuesday #31: Faking It

  1. I love this shit!!! Let me think about it. Superpowers? That intrigues me. I have some superpowers- I can tie 20 pairs of shoes in two minutes; I can quiet a room in three claps and a snap; I can run across the room with a garbage can in 7 seconds without knocking over and 6 year olds. How’s that?

  2. Last Place:
    You can post in your blog and leave us a link in my comments so we can all read it…OR
    post the story in my comments.

    Either way, looking forward to reading it!

  3. Pingback: » Blog Archive » PROMPTuesday #32: One Word

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