[sticky entry] Sticky: Prompts ∞

Jun. 7th, 2013 07:30 pm
smwrites: A woman sits at a typewriter, pages flying, a plug in the back of her awesomely big-curly hair. (Default)
Comment on this post with a prompt and receive fiction. Whoever you are, whenever it is, whatever you want to inspire me with: it’s an open field. Anonymous commenters are welcome. You might leave one word and get a paragraph of stylistic horseplay. You might leave the title and author of a book, and I’ll go read it so that I can write a short pastiche. I am fond of poems, aphorisms, and links to Wikipedia articles. If I have written a piece of fiction that you particularly like, you can comment on it with another prompt and I will continue, though not necessarily from where I left off.
smwrites: A woman sits at a typewriter, pages flying, a plug in the back of her awesomely big-curly hair. (Default)
Jacqueline Koyanagi’s Ascension is a fun, rough adventure through space with a quirky crew. I don't read many books with recent publication dates... )
smwrites: A woman sits at a typewriter, pages flying, a plug in the back of her awesomely big-curly hair. (Default)
“Speech framed for contemplation of the mind by the way of hearing or speech framed to be heard for its own sake and interest even over and above its interest of meaning.” —Gerard Manley Hopkins

“Style is doomed, to the exact extent it implies a conscious effort to shape the language.” —Steve Almond, This Won’t Take But a Moment, Honey, pg. 21
We're in creative territory. Disclaimers come first. )
smwrites: A woman sits at a typewriter, pages flying, a plug in the back of her awesomely big-curly hair. (Default)
"Link me to a Wikipedia entry," I told my circle, "and I'll write a short based on it." Thus the following.
“Maurice R. Hilleman” & “Henrietta Lacks” )
“Vexillology” )
“PTSD” )
smwrites: A woman sits at a typewriter, pages flying, a plug in the back of her awesomely big-curly hair. (Default)
“Your Title Is Your Spine”
from A Vision of the Author After the Apocalypse
Destroying what’s unpleasant in the past is my therapeutic method.
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I have made one of the police cry, when I reached up to heaven and heaved out a scream. )
smwrites: A woman sits at a typewriter, pages flying, a plug in the back of her awesomely big-curly hair. (Default)
“The Dream of Agathopia”
from A Vision of the Author After the Apocalypse
Jordan built, but they did not come.
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Two women sit cross-legged in the shadow of the gatehouse, one of them with a dog panting at her side. )

“Ferly”

Nov. 6th, 2012 03:58 pm
smwrites: A woman sits at a typewriter, pages flying, a plug in the back of her awesomely big-curly hair. (Default)
“Ferly”
You can’t meet one eye with two.
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One-eyed jackrabbits are ferly creatures... )
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