Writing Prompts IX. – Meet Cutes

Meet Cutes:

I. Character A is a worker at a museum and Character B is fascinated with all things history.

II. Character B saves Character A from getting run over by a car. (*Bonus: Lands on top of each other)

III. Character A catches Character B after Character B slips on ice.

IV. Both reach for the final donut at a bakery.

V. Character A is a mailman and Character B sends way too many letters for it to be normal.

VI. Both reach for the same book at a bookstore. (*Bonus: Ends up sharing the book with their shoulders touching)

VII. Character B doesn’t understand math and Character A happens to be in their class, they help Character B.

VIII. Both of their dogs fall in love with each other at first sight and run away from their owners to meet. Thus having character A and character B meet each other.

IX. Character A is swimming in the ocean when they start to drown and end up meeting Character B, who’s a mermaid.

X. Character A works as a florist, character B works at a cafe across the street, and one day a customer (character C) notices the two stare at one another; creating a situation in which they meet one another.

Writing Prompts VIII. – Dialogue II.

Dialogue:

XI. “Ever since then I’ve been deeply afraid of the ocean and afraid of losing someone else…”

XII. “Cannot believe the con-artist met his match.”

XIII. “Opposites attract? Bullshit.”

XIV. “You’re supposed to be on my side!”

XV. “Better keep your mouth shut. You will not ruin this.”

XVI. “Do I wish to marry her? No. Must I for the sake of the house? Yes.”

XVII. “That crown is mine. The money is mine. The prince is mine.”

XVIII. “Give me one good reason why I shouldn’t call the cops on you right now.”

XIX. “Communication the old fashion way. No phones.”

XX. “Does the huff and puff smoker have a name?”

Writing Prompts VII. – Plots II.

Plots:

VI. Character A has been in the background of other people’s lives for a long while. Years of constant traveling, new jobs, and aprons seemed like a good idea until they witnessed something she will never unsee. Will she survive? OR will they die being the lowly waitress they thought they were?

VII. Character A dealing with the stress of going to college, making new friends, and deals with their possible fading unrequited feelings for character C. Often stays up late overthinking. When they start talking to character B and walking together in an empty parking lot, they slowly get closer, and even leads them, their sweater to sleep in when it gets cold out. Character A starts developing feelings for character B and doesn’t know how to deal with all the emotions they are feeling.

VIII. Character A is the journalist. Character B is the con-artist. When they meet is a recipe for disaster.

IX. A painter often dreams of character A, but has never met them in real life and continues to paint them. Until one day the painter notices one of his paintings is empty only the scenery is left, and that character A, his painting has come to life.

X. Character A isn’t one for the holidays. Especially Christmas. Anything that has to do with it, they want no part in it, and tries to shut down the spirit. Character B is all for it. They adores the holidays. Mainly Christmas, blast the music loudly and decorate to their hearts content. When character B finds out that character A is spending the holidays alone, character B is even more determined to get closer to them and spread Christmas cheer.

Writing Prompts VI. – Song Lyrics

  • “I can be your new addiction” – Everybody Talks, Neon Trees
  • “I kinda wanna be more than friends” – Animal, Neon Trees
  • “‘Cause you said forever, now I drive alone past your street” – Drivers License, Olivia Rodrigo
  • “Now you see me now you don’t, I’m a ghost” – Ghost, Confetti
  • “How can you miss someone you’ve never met?” – IDK You Yet, Alexander23
  • “If I could go back to the day we met I probably would just stay in bed” – Do re mi, Blackbear
  • “I’m not your friend or anything, damn” – Therefore I am, Billie Eilish
  • “The shade of green that if he’d seen, would make F. Scott Fitzgerald cry” – I Don’t Miss You at All, FINNEAS
  • “But all I see if lonely people in crowded rooms” – This City, Sam Fischer
  • “But then again, kinda wish she were dead…” – Heather, Conan Gray

Best Books III. – For Disney Retellings

Amazon.com: The City of Brass: A Novel (The Daevabad Trilogy)  (9780062678102): Chakraborty, S. A: Books

Title: The City of Brass

Author: S.A Chakraborty

Summary: In the eighteenth-century Cairo, Nahri is a con woman conning Ottoman nobles hoping one day to earn enough to change her fortunes. Resembling the street rat Aladdin, Nahri accidentally summons Dara, an equally sly, darkly mysterious dijinn warrior, during one of her cons. She soon learns that her cons have deadly consequences.

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Amazon.com: Alice I Have Been: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle)  (9780385344142): Benjamin, Melanie: Books

Title: Alice I Have Been

Author: Melanie Benjamin

Summary: Alice Liddell Hargreaves’s life had inspired the famous Alice in Wonderland, with her life from not only just a child, but as a wife, mother, and widow. She’s experienced many things throughout her life and as she nears her eighty-first birthday she knows that she will always be only “Alice.” A story based on both fiction and reality brings to life the passionate spirit of a woman who is not only worthy of her fictional alter ego, but has just a captivating life as the fictional one she inspired.

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Amazon.com: Ash Princess (9780375978395): Sebastian, Laura: Books

Title: Ash Princess

Author: Laura Sebastian

Summary: Theodosia was six when her country was invaded by the Kaiser, who took her mother, the Fire Queen, away by murdering her in front of Theodosia. Theo was then crowned Ash Princess; a title to shame her as a new life as a prisoner. Similar to Cinderella, this princess refuses to let anything more happen to her land as it has been pillaged and her people enslaved. That all ends.

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Amazon.com: I Was Anastasia: A Novel (9780385541695): Lawhon, Ariel: Books

Title: I Was Anastasia

Author: Ariel Lawhon

Summary: Similar to the movie Anastasia, I was Anastasia is about Anna Anderson’s fifty-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. The real question is that is on everyone’s mind throughout the book is: Is she the Russian Grand Duchess or the thief of another woman’s legacy?

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The Mermaid's Daughter: A Novel: Claycomb, Ann: 9780062560681: Amazon.com:  Books

Title: The Mermaid’s Daughter

Author: Ann Claycomb

Summary: Similar to The Little Mermaid, this is a modern retelling of the classic Disney movie with a twist where Kathleen stuffers from the bizarre experience of stabbing pain in her feet. On her sixteenth birthday, she woke screaming thinking her tongue got cut out. Only the touch of seawater can ease her pain, temporarily. The question is: How far will Kathleen go in order to find out the truth about her bizarre pain? And what will she do when she finds out the truth?

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Notable Mentions:

Uprooted – Naomi Novik

Lost Queen – Signe Pike

Neverwhere – Neil Gaiman

The Night Circus – Erin Morgenstern

Juliet – Anne Fortier

Circe – Madeline Miller

The Magnolia Sword: A Ballad of Mulan – Sherry Thomas

If you’ve read any of these novels or if there was one I didn’t mention let me know! Drop your thoughts in the comments below!

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