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Original fiction – fantasy, science fiction, horror

Saturday Story Prompts [16.04.30]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. There’s an art to telling stories around a campfire. You need the right tone and cadence to slowly reel them in and then POW! Nightmares for weeks!

2. Just another Tuesday was slang for a hostage crisis.

3. “I don’t do love potions, I do social confidence potions.” She handed him the vial. “Put this in her drink and yours. If she likes you, she’ll let you know and you’ll have the courage to do the same. That said, if she doesn’t or you change your mind after talking to her, you’ll both have the power to be honest about it.”

4. Yellow is the core color palette of the planet. From golden tans up to bright lemon, everything rigidly adheres to hue.

5. The computers can’t understand her anymore, the drugs have slurred her speech to the point where it’s unintelligible.

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The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

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Rise Again For Me (Torchwood)

LJ Torchwood IconOriginally Posted: Aug. 12th, 2008
Length/Rating:  100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Written for drabbles Day 25 Prompts: Song/Poem: Perfect by Maren Ord.

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.04.23]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. There’s a shovel out in the old shed that they used to bury him. They haven’t used it since.

2. He thought the magic would make me forget, and it did for a while. But there are only so many lies you can tell yourself before the truth wakes up again.

3. Spring is miserable in all the unpleasant ways that the growing things require.

4. The cats are all identical clones, only one of the original colony’s stock survived the famine and they haven’t had time to import more.

5. Shooting stars and spaceships look a lot alike and she wasted wishes on the cargo shuttles until she learned the difference.

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The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Camera Angles (Strip #5: Let’s have a talk…)

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In Stone (Stargate SG-1)

Originally Posted: May. 21st, 2007 
Length/Rating: 271 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: There are some things you can’t unlearn.

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.04.16]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. Once upon a time, when fairy tales were as real and as common as traffic jams, there lived a man named Tim.

2. Their common word for ‘fire’ is the same as ‘life’ and the hearthfires are the heart of every household.

3. When I was a child, sixteen ships set out to try and find new fishing grounds. None of them came back, but it wasn’t until I was older that I realized they never meant to.

4. Her silence could mean many things, but he’s learned to read the echoes of what she doesn’t say.

5. Each leaf curls like origami as it dies, transformed into sleeping birds nestled in among the branches.

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The prompts are meant to serve as sparks or story starters and are free to a good home. You’re welcome to use them verbatim or modified, the only restriction is that you don’t just resell them as prompts. (That’s my shtick!)

Looking for prompts with a specific focus? Hire me to create a custom eBook of 62 prompts on (almost) any theme, 31 of which you get to lock into a vault so no one else can see them for at least a year!

Letting a Story Simmer (Camp NaNoWriMo)

CNW_Participant_TwitterOne of the things I am trying with this Camp is the idea that I need to know what I am going to write before I write it when it comes to longer works.

I started out with the WiP short story Inheritance by sitting down and writing… but then I got sick and I spent a few days just sitting around thinking about the story. Not writing, not even taking notes, just thinking.

Well, this post is going to track the word sprints and polishing times and see if that paying off did anything useful. I’ll be doing a ‘non-planned’ sprint as well, to try and get a baseline.

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