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Saturday Story Prompts are a weekly collection of five short snippits of story that my Muses never went further with. Hopefully they’ll spark a story for someone else!

Saturday Story Prompts [2017.11.18]

By | November 18, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. Long ago, when the mountains were sharp fangs against the sky, Man fell from space.

2. Everyone cries out in armchair quarterbacking, but none of them do a thing to stop him.

3. The ghosts of neon lights illuminates the alleyway, dim echoes of past that seep through as her wards fade.

4. Nothing slows a computer for long, their algorithms churn faster than we can measure and they are masters of the possible.

5. “Caught too many of them again. I warned you last time: you’ll have to throw these back or pay the fine.”

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.11.11]

By | November 11, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. “You’re all of the mad and none of the scientist.”

2. Dragons litter the seaside after the morning after the fight. Sprawled haphazardly along the sands, their shimmering corpses fracture the light into dancing rainbows.

3. Visions of hills covered in terraced gardens haunt his dreams for years.

4. Cold air seeps in through the door frame until the snow has piled high enough to seal them in.

5. My mother always said ‘can’t’ when she meant ‘won’t’ and for years I bought into her version of the world.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.11.04]

By | November 4, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. Quests are for stories and daydreams, jobs are for the waking world. There’s a wide gulf between slaying dragons and exterminating them.

2. “Unless you have a spare car battery in your pocket, we’re stuck. Just accept it and move on.”

3. If anyone noticed his tears, they were kind enough to overlook his grief.

4. The giant ships float aimlessly in space, false worlds that fulfill their purpose with mere existence instead of movement.

5. You never know what you’ll find the first day on a job, but I was praying my luck held out a little longer.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.10.28]

By | October 28, 2017
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1. The lighthouse pulses on the horizon, singing an endless song of home.

2. Sometimes the best thing you can do is just step back and watch the world burn.

3. Goats dot the mountainside, grazing safely out of reach and seemingly amused at her attempts to hunt them.

4. “You took a hard left at mildly annoying and never came back.”

5. Even the cats avoided that place and I’ve seen them hunt demons before.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.10.21]

By | October 21, 2017
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1. Just over that ridge the world turns to sand.

2. Dreams of electronic static haunt her sleep and she spends those long moments suspended in a chaos that hints at purpose.

3. Politeness wins you no friends here, but true altruism will buy you a thousand armies.

4. “If you leave us, we will forget you,” the fairy hissed. “You will die in that mountain and it shall be like you never existed.” The weight of the lie curled dark and heavy around his wings.

5. It sleets on and off all night and by morning the neighborhood is encased in ice.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.10.14]

By | October 14, 2017
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1. Arcs of fire flare overhead as the missiles drive forward and wounded ships tumble through the atmosphere.

2. The leaves are slowly changing from green to vibrant reds and yellows, each species timed on a slightly different clock.

3. “Kings and Gods have bowed to me, what makes you think you can refuse for long?”

4. Following the fox was one of the worst ideas he’d ever had… but he was out of choices.

5. The world changes the moment they break through the cloud cover.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.10.07]

By | October 7, 2017
Saturday Story Prompts

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1. “You’re as subtle as a technicolor zebra.”

2. Over the course of centuries the outside of the spaceship slowly wears away.

3. Anything she might have said was lost in the roar of the fire, but he liked to think that she’d forgiven him before they died.

4. Birds cluster underneath the overhang, trying to escape the storm.

5. The mesas cast long shadows across the flatlands during sunset and they’ve learned to avoid those pillars of twilight.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.09.30]

By | September 30, 2017
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1. “Heaven is gone, only the war remains.”

2. Four years later the bushes are fully grown and she’s finally free of the prying eyes of her neighbors.

3. The locals had generations of stories about the horrors that slept within the tombs, but the invading armies laughed off their superstitions and ransacked the mad queen’s hoard.

4. He woke to the sound of sirens and the sharp bark of gunfire.

5. The planet’s flora has an explosive growth rate, meant to combat the constant appetites of the megafauna. Unfortunately the colony didn’t notice until they’d chased off the herds around the settlement.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.09.23]

By | September 23, 2017
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1. Sometimes it’s Kings and not Farmboys who go off to seek their fortunes, but he’s not a king, not anymore.

2. “I used to joke that this was where textbooks came to die,” she said as she sorted through the Goodwill donation bin.

3. They solved the puzzles with brute force, throwing manpower instead of brainpower into the fray.

4. No one expected much of him after the accident, traumas like that are supposed to leave you broken. When he stubbornly refused to accept the fact that he was doomed to be a twisted shell of his former self… they were annoyed instead of overjoyed.

5. The gun’s logic circuits process the situation faster than they can, selecting ammunition and calculating trajectories as soon as it starts to leave the holster.

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Saturday Story Prompts [2017.09.16]

By | September 16, 2017
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1. Every year they killed the last of the dragons and every year the ocean birthed new ones.

2. She feels like she’s always packing up her life to move somewhere. An endless cycle of purging-packing-nesting that makes the concept of home seem distant and dreamlike.

3. The long distance ships are massive things, cobwebbed with transport systems. It would take days to walk from the bow to the stern, so even the failover systems have backups.

4. “Have you heard about the fire?”

5. The first day of summer vacation is always overwhelming– There’s no school to eat up his days and he can do anything. So much to do! So much to accomplish! …So he goes back to bed instead.

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