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    Terminus

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by paradigmshiftpc, Mar 31, 2014.

    The challenge is short and simple. write a four line story that uses the word Terminus. It can be related to MTG or to TWD or completely unrelated! Here is mine (and a bonus four line warm up)

    Mu

    Borne on wings of night, it came for me.

    Death is inescapable to those who fear its grasp.

    I am one who knew such fear, in a forgotten time and place.

    Now I am relieved of all transgression; only nothingness remains.


    Terminus - MTG

    The reality of the danger set in quickly.

    The Arbiter asked the guild Leader for help.

    Her simple solution affected immediately.

    “Terminus protocol. Destroy them all.”
     
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    I have no idea with these acronyms stand for.
     
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    Garball Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand. Supporter Contributor

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    MTG= Moofing the Groof
    TWD= Trading Wild Dromedaries

    Seriously, I have no idea either[​IMG]
     
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    To me MTG means "Magic The Gathering"
    No idea on TWD though.
     
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    Well then nevermind! TWD is The Walking Dead (Terminus is the government-protected city just discovered last night) and MTG is Magic: The Gathering which features a card by the name Terminus. Regardless, the exercise is to revolve your writing around that word so, the acronyms are irrelevant if you don't know them in the first place O.O
     
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    Moofing the Groof! That's the funniest thing I've seen all day!

    BTW (by the way), I looked up Magic: The Gathering on Wikipedia because it's a historical artifact. Turns out it first appeared in 1993. Fact is, we invented the wheel in 1995 (or somewhere like that, deep in the distant past), so MTG is incredibly old and forgotten. The cool kids don't play it any more. The cool kids read books. :)
     
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    @minstrel you understand life profoundly, don't you ? :D You are obviously one of the coolest kids out there!
     
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    If anyone needs inspiration,, here are all the submissions we got via twitter and facebook that have been posted so far!

    “You’ve reached the end of the line,” he said in that knowing tone that only a man who’s been there can have.
    “My journey has only just begun,” I snappily retort. “I’ve got the whole world in front of me and this is only the beginning.”
    “Well, that may be,” he replied, “but this is the bus terminus and you need to get off my bus now.”
    -Chance Tashman

    “She had reached the Terminus, the bound’ry stone of her sheltered society.
    How far she had come, yet how far to go?
    How many uncharted miles lie past?
    It was her purpose to discover.”

    – AJR
    “I am terminus. I am the omega. I am the end. Find peace within me and despair.” – AR Nickel

    “The pirate ship terminus, sliced through the stormy waves. Lightning flashed across the starboard bow. Illuminating the scene of wasted ships. It crashed on the reef.” –Joe contini


    The deep vat of gravity lured all matter towards an inescapable vortex. As colors danced before his eyes, he thought, this black hole wasn't black at all. The terminus was near, and soon Nahn would be home in oblivion.

    -Andrew Wulf

    As she hurled helplessly through time and space, she pondered the folly that had cast her into this first circle of hell nightmare. Recounting her incantation, her tongue moved over the words she knew were a mistake. While attempting to transport herself to her beloved her mind had stumbled, and instead of marking her desired destination with “terminus” she had uttered the word that had bound him to her in the first place. “I wonder if amorous infinitus is what Master meant when he said my ‘earthly desires’ would be my downfall”, she mused to herself whilst attempting to find the most comfortable position to fall through eternity in. –Blaze G
     
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    I had no idea so many people moofed!
     
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    Well, here's mine. Related to twd.

    In this city of man eaters, Terminus,

    None even realize.

    They are no different,

    Than the monsters outside the walls.

    (Based on my suspicion that they're cannibals)
     

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