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Discussion in 'Bi-Weekly Short Story Contest' started by Tenderiser, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Scot

    Scot Contributing Member

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    Having read @Tenderiser's post about the new competition format, and how GMT applies, how about a short story based on 'Time Zones'?
     
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  2. Sack-a-Doo!

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    • culture clash/mesh,
    • one person's garbage is another's treasure,
    • when ideals don't mesh (but they have to),
    • a big decision about little things,
    • far and away, but close to the heart
     
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  3. Shadowfax

    Shadowfax Contributing Member Contributor

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    Three Russians go into a hotel room with three cases of vodka. Once they've drunk all the vodka, one of them leaves. Winner is the one to work out who it was.
     
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  4. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Contributor

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    Line:
    -"The last time this happened, I had both legs." Or "I had just one leg."

    Setting
    - A hotel filled with pictures of rabbits.

    Scenario
    - A person approaches you. He gives you a choice between two items.
     
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  6. Tenderiser

    Tenderiser Not a man Contest Administrator Contributor

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    My friend just sent me a message and my first thought was, "Great writing prompt!" That's the kind of friend I am.

    [​IMG]
     
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    You wake up one morning, walk into the bathroom, look in the mirror... and your reflection isn't there.
     
  8. Dnaiel

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    Santa is real. And he's running for president of your country.
     
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    How about "Write a story based on a song of your choice". Would be interesting to see a take on Enter Sandman or Imagine. :)
     
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    Prompts with the word trigger (as in the newest Bond novel is called -Trigger Mortis- and my brain thinks that's oh-so-clever and now that word is stuck on repeat):

    Sneezing triggered my time traveling, and I was allergic to cats. . .

    His name was a trigger and she was aimed at me. . .

    We hit the guardrail and triggered a rock slide just in time. . .
     
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  11. TheWriteWitch

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    And at this point he's ahead in the polls. . .
     
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  12. Sal Boxford

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    I only recently heard tell of the crazy wonderfulness that is google deep dream. I can only offer a layman's explanation of what it does, and you probably don't care anyway, so I won't bother... instead I'll just point you to this site that features images generated using deep dream. (Some are NSFW.)

    They're mostly pretty trippy and seem like great prompts for more out-there stories. I can't find my absolute favourite anymore, but these are some pretty good ones:
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  13. Lea`Brooks

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    "If found, do not open."
     
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    Love the 'song' and 'no reflection' options (@Jarvis XIX, @OurJud).

    Great to have these so far in advance. Thanks, @Tenderiser.
     
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    "What would I write, if I could write anything I wanted?"
     
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    brought the atrocity of the mosh to the pit
     
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    False regret
     
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    I miss these types of old campy sci-fi:

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    You probably have enough ideas here to last for a while, but in case you need one more: https://www.yahoo.com/news/3-billion-old-lost-continent-124000554.html

    If you don't feel like clicking through, the headline (which is all you need, really) is "3-billion-year-old Lost Continent Lurking Under African Island".
     
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    "The most secure prisons are the ones we build for ourselves."
     
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    "Lava in the snow"
     
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