Fandango’s Story Starter #38

It’s time for my weekly Story Starter prompt. Here’s how it works. Every Tuesday morning (my time), I’m going to give you an incomplete “teaser” sentence and your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to build a story (prose or poetry) around that partial sentence. It doesn’t have to be the first sentence in your story, and you don’t even have to use it in your post at all if you don’t want to. The purpose of the teaser is simply to spark your imagination and to get your storytelling juices flowing.

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

I heard a sound outside, so I turned on the front porch light, opened the front door, and…

If you care to write and post a story built from this teaser, be sure to link back to this post and to tag your post with #FSS. I would also encourage you to read and enjoy what your fellow bloggers do with their stories.

And most of all, have fun.

13 thoughts on “Fandango’s Story Starter #38

  1. bushboy March 22, 2022 / 3:02 am

    I heard a sound outside, so I turned on the front porch light, opened the front door, and……the front porch light was on 🙂

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    • Marleen March 22, 2022 / 12:00 pm

      😏 crickets, birds.

      Funny story… as I listen to Ring videos at the house where my mom lives (that I own), which is tied to a chime on my tablet for activity outside: I have been downloading the approximately two-minute segments. I left off somewhere in February, knew I could get back to it later. In the mean time, the company deciders have changed their presentation; I had to sort out why it was confusing. (I have, now, figured it out.) I have never seen any stray or outdoor cat in that neighborhood. But, when I reviewed the last capture I had downloaded and then the first one I downloaded when starting back, the visuals each have a pure black cat walking around on the driveway in the middle of the night. He/she doesn’t meow.

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      • Fandango March 22, 2022 / 10:19 pm

        I have Ring camera on our garage and a Nest doorbell camera by our front door. Some interesting nocturnal activity outside of our house.


        • Marleen March 23, 2022 / 1:21 pm

          I had been learning about the neighborhood activity during wee hours, while I was there, by looking out of the window for the one main-floor bedroom (my bedroom). But it’s so much easier and more comprehensive to have access to ring cameras (which my mother had my oldest son install a few years ago). Not everything gets picked up by the cameras; but enough.

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