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alaurin
08.18.2021 , 05:31 AM | #6382
Oops, totally forgot about putting up the prompt last week......

Week of August 13, 2021

Midnight Sun/Polar Night: At this time of year, on some parts of our planet, the sun never sets or never rises, depending on your location. Days past must be counted by hours elapsed or perhaps the motion of the stars. Has your character ever lived in a place where the day-night cycle most of us take for granted doesn't exist? This needn’t be in a polar exploration station or primitive camp--a starship can fix its own cycles or have none at all. There is no solar guide to days underground or deep underwater. They might live in a City That Never Sleeps, on a world with multiple (or no) suns, or work a job where their hours are opposite everyone else’s. Does your character need dark to sleep? Will coffee wake them up when there’s no dawn? Can they deal with the monotony of unchanging, artificial light?

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This week’s featured previous prompts are:

Good/Bad Habits- We're all creatures of habit, whether it be actions (speaking before thinking, gambling, looking for all exits whenever entering a room), rituals (sleeping in the buff, wearing a particular color/article of clothing for luck), or substance use (caf, stims, alcohol, spice). Write about a habit your character has. Thanks to @alaurin101 for this prompt!

Change of Venue-Few characters--or stories--stay in one place. Your character moves from familiar places and things to new and strange ones. Does your character relish the excitement of change, or do they prefer the predictable? What do they do when they have to move, regardless of preference? This week, pick a new place for your character to be, or write about how they got there.