Daily Writing Prompt #4: Favorable Winds

Here we go with day four of my writing prompt series, where I suggest a scenario (often with a bit of scifi or fantasy flavor) and anyone who sees it is free to brainstorm around it and write a scene or story.

Prompt #4: Favorable Winds  Sometimes a truly elegant plan can go awry and things just come down to the details of a situation.  The challenge here is to have a story or scene that culminates in the characters’ fates or resolutions being out of their hands; it should be determined, for better or worse, by whether or not the wind is blowing in the right direction.

Whether it’s a ship needing to go a certain way (though that one’s a little too obvious), or a tree that needs to fall in the right direction, let the winds be the ultimate judge of the day.  I encourage you to make the wind really seem like it doesn’t have a stake in any outcome, as per reality.

As always, feel free to comment or discuss the prompt or offer direction to a story it inspired.

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