IMPROMPTU #128: What Puts You to Sleep?

"The previous night she'd heard an owl hooting behind the little house, which had put her to sleep." - Sandra Birdsell, The Russlander

What puts you to sleep? Cuban music, counting goats? ASMR haircut roleplays? Frog song? Choose one thing and get inside the experience, open it up. Or maybe try a list poem. 

IMPROMPTU #126: An Object in Your Living Room

An object in your living room suddenly has the ability to speak, and it is evil, but it loves you. What is this object? A houseplant? A couch? A record player? A "World's Best Grandpa" mug? An antique porcelain cat? What does it say to you? What do you say back? Write a poem, or series of poems, short story or flash fiction.

Prompt inspiration courtesy of Erin Kirsh, who also happens to write a v funny and insightful blog about writer life, check out The Losing Game. <3

IMPROMPTU #123: The Russlander Word Pool

Happy Monday! Write a story or poem or song using all of the words/phrases below (mined from my current read, The Russlander by Sandra Birdsell). Make it weird.

the fire is lit

a widow saw the witch


were there too many tulips

ambling in the west garden