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Map - One Word Prompt


Map - One Word Prompt

The word that you have to include in this prompt is "MAP" MAP What special event are we going to use as inspiration for writing about a map? Is there a historical figure who liked maps I want you to use? Perhaps a writer who loved maps? Uh... I put up a map in my office. But that first idea of a historical figure who liked maps, that was my second option.

Rules - (if you want to call them that)

  • Make the piece shorter than 1000 words.

  • It could be fiction or non-fiction.

Here are some suggestions for you to get going - (or that you can completely ignore)

  1. Talk about how you never used a map ever.

  2. Bring up a story where a character needs to use a map.

  3. Describe your favorite map of all time. (If you even have something like this)

What I would write with this prompt - (that would probably be wrong) I'd write a story about a traveler. Yeah. Yeah. I know that is not the most original idea ever. A traveler with a map for a map prompt, but that is what I would do. Maybe I would make the traveler never really go anywhere. Are you going to get lost with this prompt, or find your way, or completely ignore it because you hate wordplay? Have fun writing.

MAP is your one word for today's prompt.

Good luck with your writing.


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About The Blogger Greg Luti is an editor and blogger on He is a lover of maps, although he has grown fond of GPS. He loves to tell stories about travelers of the past like Marco Polo and Columbus. He considers himself to be a world-renowned traveler from all the years he spent getting up off the couch and going for short walks.


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