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The Short Fic Weekly Challenge Thread!

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The Short Fic Weekly Challenge Thread!
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03.17.2019 , 05:21 PM | #6211
So I am late again in posting. But. I do hope everyone had a great St. Patty's day and no one got pinched!

Here is the prompty prompt

This week’s SFWC prompt:

Week of March 15, 2019:

Insulting: Our characters often get into physical altercations, but what about verbal ones? When was a well-delivered quip or challenge just right to take down an opponent? Who did they insult and why? What was the response? Your character might have disrespected an authority figure who’s so far removed as to neither know nor care–though in some societies they might care very much and deal with it harshly. Maybe your character was the one insulted. Was it deserved? How do they react? Most of all: What did they say?

This week’s prompt not for you? Look for something more to your taste in the Prompt Archive. Consider all the prompts active and waiting to inspire you.

This week’s featured previous prompts are:

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered - Our universes see a lot of contracts made, whether verbal gentlemen’s agreements, electronic documents, or witnessed formal pacts. Sometimes contracts are entered into willingly; sometimes they’re coerced. Sometimes they’re broken; sometimes they’re protected against outside challenges. Sometimes old agreements come back at an unexpected time. Write about a contract your character made or avoided.

Competition - Life is full of competitions, formal and informal, friendly and unfriendly. Whether it’s with siblings, neighbors, colleagues, or strangers met at the intergalactic traffic light, it’s human (sentient?) nature to find something to try to be better at. Sometimes there’s a clear goal, sometimes there’s not. Sometimes there are rules, sometimes there aren’t, sometimes there are but nobody follows them. Sometimes there’s a prize at the end, and sometimes it’s just about bragging rights. Write about a competition your character has participated in – or tried to avoid. Prompt courtesy of @alaurin101.

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Today , 05:34 PM | #6212
This week’s SFWC prompt:

Week of March 22, 2019:

Injury: Since our characters do often get into physical altercations, what injuries have they suffered? In a cinematic world it might be limited to minor scrapes, or serious wounds that heal in no time and without a scar. More realistic stories may have more lasting repercussions. How are their injuries treated? Technology, magic, herbs and other ‘traditional’ remedies? Some of everything? How long is their recovery? How complete? Does it make a difference if they received aid right away or if it took time before they could do so? Do they avoid doctors? What are the doctors like in your world? Think about a time your character was physically hurt and the medical help they received.

This week’s prompt not for you? Look for something more to your taste in the Prompt Archive. Consider all the prompts active and waiting to inspire you.

This week’s featured previous prompts are:

Out of the Limelight - this is the flip side of Fame. Through the course of their stories, our characters become famous. Household names, even. Would they have prefered to stay anonymous? What things are easier when no one knows your face? How do they deal with the need for privacy? Do they ever wish they hadn’t become heroes? What made them take the plunge instead of staying safely in the background?

Embarrassment: Everyone has that moment they’d rather forget. The time when every eye was on them, but not in a good way. What about your character? When has the glaring spotlight of public embarrassment shone on them and why? Is it a story they’ll never tell? Is it the hilarious tale told for laughs well after the fact? Or is it one of those things that slips out after too many intoxicants?