Writing Prompt: It Was a Pleasure to Burn

Today’s writing prompt is inspired by Fahrenheit 451, a book by Ray Bradbury. In the book “burn” refers to book burning but the prompt today is to use the opening sentence dissimilar to the context in Fahrenheit 451. The opening sentence: It was a pleasure to burn.

As usual I am encouraging participation in this writing prompt. Leave your prompt work as a comment below, or link this post in the story you write. Either way, I’ll take a look at the participants of this and all the other prompts I’ve listed so far, and I’ll post the winning prompt work on my site this Saturday.

Let’s see in how many ways you can burn.


Author: Austin L. Wiggins

Austin L. Wiggins is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist from Southern California. He runs a blog called Writings By Ender where he publishes his work every Saturday. Austin is also co-creator and writer for the upcoming literature magazine titled “Beautiful Losers”.

14 thoughts on “Writing Prompt: It Was a Pleasure to Burn”

  1. I was angry
    Yet the more angry I got
    The more my heartbeat rate increased
    I was drained physically and emotionally after
    I developed a high temperature
    I was burning
    I wanted to burn
    The aftermaths were not delightful after all.
    I met with my EX and I was still mad at him after a year and three months of separation. I fully comprehend Ray Bradbury statement”It was a pleasure to burn.”

    #Reality #Anger

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  2. Its cold outside. Your light kept me warm. Yes you are angry on me. But “its a pleasure to burn”.

    Dedicated to my girlfriend who is mad at me for few days now.


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