#FlashFiction Prompt – The Thesaurus Challenge

Following up on last week’s #SecondThoughts, we thought it might be fun to have a go at putting the thesaurus through it’s paces.

Walk, verb: to move along on foot.  According to thesaurus.com (an online version of Roget’s 21st Century Thesaurus), the following are all synonyms for walk

amble
escort
go
hike
lead
parade
race
roam
run
saunter
shuffle
step
stride
stroll
strut
trek
trudge
wander
advance
ambulate
canter
exercise
file
foot
leg
locomote
lumber
march
meander
pace
pad
patrol
perambulate
plod
prance
promenade
rove
scuff
shamble
slog
stalk
stump
toddle
tour
traipse
tramp
traverse
tread
troop
go on foot
hit the road
hoof it
knock about
take a walk
travel on foot
wend one’s way

 

So the challenge is to pick at least five of these and fit them into your story in the sense in which they are intended.  No Lucien Freud style lists!

Exactly 500 words – on your marks, get set go!Be it fairy tale, thriller, steampunk, romance, pick your genre and write (with the usual NSFW proviso)!

Deadline: 8 am on Sunday, 3rd May 2020.


A reminder to new readers/writers, please post on your own site and add a link in the comments section below.  If you don’t have your own blog or similar outlet, do send us your story via the contact form on the About page and we’ll post for you, with an appropriate by-line – you retain the copyright.

One caveat, if you want to go down this route: this is a family show, so we reserve the right not to post anything that strays into NSFW or offends against ‘common decency’.

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