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alaurin
05.13.2022 , 03:07 PM | #6424
Happy Friday SFC! Here's this week's prompt on time!!! Happy writing!

Week of May 13, 2022

Parents: Who raised your character? Biological parents or other relatives? Two mothers, two fathers, one of each, an entire household of possibly-related adults as well as their friends and other children of various ages? A series of nurses or nurse-robots? The caretakers at the orphanage? A pond of other spawn? What relationship (if any) does your character have with the ones who reared them? Are their parents still alive? Dead? Don't know, don’t care? If your character is a clone or a droid they still have parents of a sort--even if those parents are impersonal machines tasked with importing knowledge and behavior matrices into the new units.

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This week’s featured previous prompts are:

Auto/Biography: We often write backstories for our characters with no intention of using the information directly in their adventures. But suppose someone in their world did? Who would write your character’s biography? What would your character want in it? What would they write if they did it themselves? Is your character protective of their legacy or are they willing to authorize a warts-and-all tale? Would your character exaggerate their adventures for the sake of a good tale, or downplay them as irrelevant to their later work? Do they want to be venerated as saintly and good, or feared as a tyrant no one would dare cross? Something in between? And who would read or listen to the tale?

Good Fortune- This week, things are looking up. Maybe your character finally won the lottery, a game of poker or pazzak, or just won the flip and don’t have to do dishes. Maybe they found a parking meter with time left, or maybe they managed to catch the last transport off-world before the quarantine. Maybe something that looked bad on the surface turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Luck can be about big things or small.