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    I second an alien invasion... what’s up with the secondary options? (Wasteland, Soap Bubbles, and Dead of Winter)
    Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands! - Auron, FFX

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    Prompts that can be interpreted very loosely...just means write a story based on the word or phrase. So, for example, the November challenge "The Scarecrow."
    "So long is the way to the unknown, long is the way we have come. . ." ~ Turisas, Five Hundred and One

    "[An artist is] an idiot babbling through town. . .crying, 'Dreams, dreams for sale! Two for a kopek, two for a song; if you won't buy them, just take them for free!'" ~ Michael O' Brien,
    Sophia House

    Christ is risen from the dead,
    trampling on Death by death,
    And on those in the tombs,
    lavishing light.



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    Suggest:
    Write a story that fictionalises the origins of an idiom

    Second:
    Wasteland


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    Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and are awed,
    because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
    - Rainer Maria Rilke, "Elegy I"

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    Is this fire, or is this mask?
    It's the Mantasy!
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    C'mon everybody, don't need this crap.
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    My suggestions for Jan:
    Dystopian
    Alien perspective
    Write as another gender/race/species


    Is it too late to judge for December?

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    Write as another gender
    Like, if you were a girl, you'd write a first-person story where the narrator was a guy?
    Dead by Dawn!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcharles View Post
    Suggest:
    Write a story that fictionalises the origins of an idiom
    I like this but think a proverb might be a little more inspirational than an idiom. I think we all imagine things when we hear certain wisdom nuggets. The proverb would probably need to be the title, to avoid confusion.

    Write A Story Based Around A Common Proverb.

    E.G "Look Before You Leap", "A Dog Is A Man's Best Friend", "Ignorance Is Bliss", "A Stitch In Time Saves Nine", etc.
    "If you don't like my peaches, don't shake my tree."

    "Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow."

    “Remember this: Dumbo didn’t need the feather; the magic was in him. ”

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyscars View Post

    Write A Story Based Around A Common Proverb.

    Alright - seconded


    Hidden Content Monthly Fiction Challenge


    Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and are awed,
    because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
    - Rainer Maria Rilke, "Elegy I"

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    Is this fire, or is this mask?
    It's the Mantasy!
    - Anonymous

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    C'mon everybody, don't need this crap.
    - Wham!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Rotten View Post
    My suggestions for Jan:
    Dystopian
    Alien perspective
    Write as another gender/race/species


    Is it too late to judge for December?

    Hi Ralph, no it's not too late. That's four in now.


    Hidden Content Monthly Fiction Challenge


    Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror which we are barely able to endure, and are awed,
    because it serenely disdains to annihilate us.
    - Rainer Maria Rilke, "Elegy I"

    *

    Is this fire, or is this mask?
    It's the Mantasy!
    - Anonymous

    *

    C'mon everybody, don't need this crap.
    - Wham!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Rotten View Post
    Write as another gender/race/species
    The gender one is possibly a little bit easy? A lot of stories (most?) can be written with a male or female protagonist and be much the same, I write stories from a female perspective as often as I do male. The race idea could be interesting but I suspect would lead to a lot of problematic stereotyping. It's just a little too open to creating offense as people try to rapidly identify their character as black/asian/hispanic/Jewish in 650 words. Species could work, I'd be interested to read a story from the POV of a goldfish or something...
    "If you don't like my peaches, don't shake my tree."

    "Perhaps I write for no one. Perhaps for the same person children are writing for when they scrawl their names in the snow."

    “Remember this: Dumbo didn’t need the feather; the magic was in him. ”

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyscars View Post
    The gender one is possibly a little bit easy? A lot of stories (most?) can be written with a male or female protagonist and be much the same, I write stories from a female perspective as often as I do male. The race idea could be interesting but I suspect would lead to a lot of problematic stereotyping. It's just a little too open to creating offense as people try to rapidly identify their character as black/asian/hispanic/Jewish in 650 words. Species could work, I'd be interested to read a story from the POV of a goldfish or something...

    Just because you write from those POVs doesn't mean you nail it.
    Most men do a lousy job of writing from a woman's POV.
    Essentially they just slap tits on a male character.
    Ladies, am I right?

    If we did the Gender angle, please make the word limit at least 1000 words.
    650 is just too short for any useful writing.
    Last edited by Ralph Rotten; December 17th, 2019 at 02:52 PM.

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