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Original fiction – fantasy, science fiction, horror

Saturday Story Prompts [16.07.23]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. He knocks four times before she answers.

2. There are secrets hidden in the bottom of Quarry Lake, but none of them can dive deep enough to reach them

3. Space Station mechanics hold the lives of everyone in their hands. It’s a terrifying burden that wears away at their nerves and drives them planetside for respite.

4. “You aren’t the first person to ask me for rain,” the dragon said, uncoiling slowly from its lake. “But you are the first willing to pay the price.”

5. Watching her friends dance around the limitation they couldn’t get a job without a car and couldn’t get a car without a job was incredibly frustrating. So when her great-aunt left her an unexpected fortune she ignored her new investment advisors and started a non-profit taxi service instead.

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We’re in the final stretch of Camp NaNoWriMo, good luck to everyone! 😀

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!

Saturday Story Prompts [16.07.16]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. She’s forgotten how to use her wings.

2. “In my day it wasn’t polite to be imaginary.” Grandmama gave the jackalope a pointed glare over the top of her knitting.

3. Stars only glitter pleasantly planetside, in space they’re cold unwavering points of light.

4. The oddest part of being turned into a child is having to relearn how to act like one.

5. The boulders are covered in moss and slick with diamonds of morning dew. She can see his footprints clearly, but knows she can’t move fast enough before the rising sun wipes them away.

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I hope everyone is having a great July 2016 Camp NaNoWriMo! 😀

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!

Polishing the Past

LJ Follow Your Muse IconAs I’ve been archiving the older fanfics, I’ve found that I can’t help revising some of them. I was trying to be good and keep them as historical markers of how far I’ve come (and how good I can be), but… yeah, I can’t help it!

*tweaks and tunes and chainsaws the fics into better shape*

So for your amusement (and to keep a bit of history alive), here’s what one of those fics look like with a before and after! 🙂

Come Sail Away : 100 words
Written Jun. 29th, 2006 for dw100 Challenge #112: Here We Go Again, but revised and updated… because reasons.

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.07.09]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. Dragons eat armour as well as flesh and extrude the metals into their scales, so you can tell how many armies have fallen to a wyrm by the ripples of steel.

2. Immortality wears all the novelty out of life. After a few thousand years there are few things she hasn’t done and true death is all the more enticing for its evasiveness.

3. “Why don’t they have cooking shows for beginners?” She frowned at the thirty-second clip of the show that made filleting fish look effortless. “They make all of this look so easy, it feels even worse when I fail.”

“If it makes you feel better, watching “Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?” makes me feel horrible as well.” He looked down at the piles of papers left to grade.

4. He desperately wants to fit in, but even with the thickest glamours they seem to know instinctively he isn’t human.

5. If anyone objects they’re too scared to admit it.

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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!

Half Past Never (Camp NaNoWriMo July 2016 Day 8)

Tales of the Drunken Unicorn

This is the semi-weekly posting of my Camp NaNoWriMo July 2016 NaNoWriMo ‘Novel’ in which I and my Fictives attempt to polish off all of the in-progress stories in the Tales of the Drunken Unicorn ‘verse!

So there will be snark and worldbuilding and lots of spoilers and the process of rebuilding the short stories and flash fiction from the bones of the former corpses.

30,000+ words (eventually) of Fun!

Post Wordcount: 1473
Total Wordcount: 1473

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Continue reading Half Past Never (Camp NaNoWriMo July 2016 Day 8)

Camera Angles (Strip #13: Speaking In Tongues)

Camera Angles Strip 010 Speaking In Tongues

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Saturday Story Prompts [16.07.02]

Saturday Story Prompts
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1. The light of the second sun fades with the dragons and when the last one dies the skies go dark in mourning.

2.  “I just bought this!” She shook the flashlight a few times before tossing it to her partner. “You’re the tech genius, make yourself useful.”

3.  Sea magic ebbs with the tide, but out where the land is only a memory it’s unstoppable.

4. I used to spend hours dreaming about what life would be like when I grew up. Now I cling to what’s left of my memories and try not to think about the future.

5. Their language has no words for apology and the translation teams stumble around the concepts of guilt and blame. In this world there are mistakes… and nothing more.

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Happy July 2016 Camp NaNoWriMo! 😀

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!