Confession time: I love Buzzfeed meme lists. Or GIF lists. Even the inane or ridiculous ones make me burst into laughter (for the most part). Now those lists are usually linked by a common theme with witty or snarky captions…but what if they weren’t? For this week’s writing prompt, find a Buzzfeed list, and remove the captions, titles, everything, and then, *drum roll* connect them together in a new narrative!
Maybe that list of pudgy puppies is really a story about shapeshifters who infiltrate homes to abscond with everyone’s socks from the dryer? Or, maybe that list of unforgettable tweets becomes the first lines of a set of short stories? There is no lack of fodder for a lively imagination when scrolling through Buzzfeed. So, this is probably the only time someone will suggest investigating Buzzfeed for literary inspiration, but hey, what if it works?