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    Your Story in Five Words

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by The Piper, Apr 14, 2019.

    Hi everyone!

    So this could either be a bit of fun or it could be incredibly dull and get washed away by something infinitely more interesting in less than 12 minutes who knows? But give it a go if you like:

    Describe the plot of your current WIP in just 5 words. Feel free to ask people questions, discuss, do whatever, but give it a go!!

    Disclaimer: 90% of the time it took me to write this post was realising I had to come up with my own to start us off and I struggled. But here we go:

    Monster Comes To Island. Death.

    See how it goes!! Good luck,

    Piper
     
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    Dragon must kill the phoenix.
     
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    Novel 1: Spaceship gets hijacked, adventure happens.
    Novel 2: King hates job, tough shit.
    Novel 3: Mime witnesses murder, must talk

    novels 1 & 2 are in active planning, #3 just sounds like a good idea.

    Novel 4: Zombie with indigestion, salads only.
     
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    Okay, I was not expecting that!
     
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    Russian composer defects, discovers himself.
     
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    If you want to have some kind of extra inspiration, it might be good to get to Pratchett.

    - Otto Chriek - suicidal vampyre photographer who has problems with flashes.
    - Cheery Littlebottom - a dwarf who want's to behave a little undwarfish ways.
    - and some other identity ambivalencies.

    https://wiki.lspace.org/mediawiki/Otto_Chriek

    https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/7128829-then-cheery-littlebottom-had-arrived-in-ankh-morpork-and-had-seen
     
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    In weaknesses we become strong.
     
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    Can I cheat and use acronyms? If so:

    Current WIP:
    LotR, but Sauron has amnesia

    Book on back burner:
    xenophobia's bad, get over it
     
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    Both, of course.

    Undead and immortals seem to be rare. So... Death is lurking and waiting and...
     
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    my main squeeze is: "alien little mermaid meets Hitler"
    my side piece 1: "Little girl and identity crisis"
    side piece 2: "Male Snow White minus dwarves"

    (side pieces are short stories)
     
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    LOVE that mermaid - Hitler idea! I wonder though if Himmler would be a better person for the Mermaid to meet.
     
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    eeeh, she doesnt exactly meets hitler, but a hitler-esque character who believes his people are the ONLY people and all others should not exist, kind of thing. A character that is like "fall in line, or die." My main character doesn't "fall in line" with the community he is trying to create. I have nomadic tribes in my WIP which he completely wipes out for not conforming to his ideals.

    the "little mermaid" is more like a young woman who wants to know what life is like outside her community and makes sacrificing in order to leave her community to find out.
     
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