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The Short Fic Weekly Challenge Thread!

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The Short Fic Weekly Challenge Thread!
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alaurin
07.20.2020 , 07:47 AM | #6311
I'm finally back home where I have great WiFi so here's this week's prompt....apologies that it's a couple days late.

Week of July 17, 2020:

Second Thoughts: a close cousin to both regret and cold feet, second thoughts usually occur when the situation isn’t played out yet. Before your character decides to back out, and maybe isn’t all that sure they want to. Sometimes it’s just the voice of anxiety. Other times they’ve received new information and need to re-evaluate their course of action. Maybe there is no new information, but your character took a step back and considered the full ramifications of their choices. Write about a time your character had second thoughts, what they were about, and what they eventually decided to do.

*Feel free to continue submitting stories for any prompt. A masterpiece missed the deadline? Don’t let it gather electronic dust, share it anyway!!

*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:

Voice of Reason: In every group, for every plan, there's always one Voice of Reason, and their plan might be safest but not always best. Does your character listen? Do they plunge ahead anyway? Or are they the sane one trying to dissuade the rest from something reckless? Whose approach was right? What, in hindsight, might have been better?

Tired: Sleepy? Overworked? Bored? Or really Done With This Sh*t? Everyone gets tired, physically and mentally. What is your character tired of or from? Why? Do they fix it? Can they, or is it out of their control? Just don’t be too tired to write it.

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alaurin
07.26.2020 , 11:17 AM | #6312
Oops, got a little busy this weekend and forgot to put up the new prompt.....I'll remedy that now. Happy writing!!

Week of July 24, 2020:

Wakeup Juice: Every world, every culture, has their version of “that stuff everyone drinks in the morning, usually with breakfast.” What is your character’s favorite? Coffee? Tea? Hot chocolate? Fruit juice? Energy drink? Hair of the Dog (aka a dubious hangover cure)? This week, write a story centered on your character and their morning beverage of choice (or necessity).

*Feel free to continue submitting stories for any prompt. A masterpiece missed the deadline? Don’t let it gather electronic dust, share it anyway!

*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:

Death Trap: A staple of everything from comic books to action movies. The villain captures the heroes and never just does away with them. No, there must be some complicated plan inevitably leading to the hero’s death, which they will manage to escape. In fact, death traps exist explicitly to be defeated and usually go along with the villain revealing their plan. It’s easy to laugh at this trope--why didn’t the villain just kill the hero? For some villains, it really is out of character. For others, for other genres, for other styles, it just works. It is a way to reveal details of a plan otherwise unavailable, to show the villain as overconfident, squeamish, or gruesome. Or to show the heroes as clever, prepared, with hidden associates in the villain’s pay, or just plain lucky. This week, do your Bond-villain worst.

Words of Wisdom: We’ve explored mentors and teachers and learning and advice. Now specifically: what words of wisdom did your character take to heart? Was there a particular quote he or she remembers? Why was it important? Because it proved true or was so abjectly wrong? Was it an intentional statement, or an offhand remark they’d be surprised anyone remembers? Write about it and why it’s important to your character.