Prompts this week are, “A for-hire corporate spy has stolen a new microchip design. They have one week to transfer it to their employer. What happens?” and, “Aliens are among us, but they are not what we expected.” @SMCADMAN
Crack your knuckles, warm up your computer, and drink some coffee! Here are the St. Patrick’s Day prompts especially written for us by @FuckinPrompts at https://milklunchbiscuits.wordpress.com.
And, We’re Back! Join Us For The 2018 52 Week Short Story Writing Challenge! The first prompt will be posted on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday March 17th, 2018. Simple, right? And we’ll, “Keep it simple, stupid.” Same as last year, along with these posts, I will include various writing tidbits, tips and ideas on how to accomplish this writing feat from myself and various authors. We hope you’ll take a chance and write with us this year, especially if you’ve been experiencing writer’s block and need something to motivate you, this is it!
5. Craft a short story about the best prank your cat ever played on you. 7. Write a spectacularly ghoulish Halloween acrostic and use one or a few of these famous Internet cats in it:
10. On a beautiful autumn day, I was walking my dog in the park when the leash broke and I… 5. You pass a homeless person on the street and give them a $100 bill. 6. Sleepless nights cause you to fall asleep at work during the day.
#FreeMalwareTech 5. A super-intelligent cat named Snoopy convinces humans to make great improvements in the cyber world.
“To celebrate a day for reading, we pick the recently released travel volumes, from a journey round the Hebrides to a vivid picture of the teeming streets of Kolkata…”
“Ah, back to school. It’s such an exciting time of shiny shoes and crisp binders, and yet, the many unanswered questions — Will I have any friends? Will I make the basketball team? etc. — are enough to make any student anxious. Luckily, Hollywood is here to help. Here are some pointers on surviving…”
“As high schoolers return to guidance councillor’s questions about the future, one trend continues to dominate the workforce: the gig economy.”
“This is not a poem. A poem should punch you in the face. Knock down your doors, Run into your house / And, Steal the words / Right out of your mouth.”
10. Someone hands you a manila envelope at a diner. Inside is a secret message, but written in cryptic paw prints…
7. Write a short skit for these cats: Snoopy, Lil’ Bub and Grumpy Cat.
“Phishing is a particular nuisance to those who use the Internet for business, such as writers, artists etc. Often it arrives in your inbox in the form of some job offer or some other product offered. Always check the email it was sent from, if you can see the source of it (some email providers, provide this service) examine it. Social Engineering can also take place in these malicious types of emails by trying to entice you to download certain documents, run programs or click on various links within these emails.”
“Ever read a story, novel or poem and wonder why you’re unable to identify with it? Perhaps you decide to stick with it and struggle through reading it. But now you’re left unsatisfied with how it was told to you. What exactly was the issue with it, why couldn’t you just get into it? Sometimes it’s as simple as the Point of View it was told to you in.”
“Spoken Word is, alive. Sounds weird, right? But if you consider the best of it out there, it’s always about the performance, the presentation. Choose a subject matter that’s passionate and important to you. Doesn’t matter if it’s about bubble gum or world affairs, it should be powerful and remember to do it with a passionate attitude.”
“Therapeutic writing was first studied and developed in the late 1980’s by American social psychologist Dr. James W. Pennebaker. It has also been extensively researched and written about by Dr. Gillie Bolton in the UK also. “
“Use simple words that pack the most meaningful punch. Your writing shouldn’t need dictionary, a thesaurus and Wikipedia just to digest it.”
“In Lord of Flies, we also see the archetypes that Freud described of the Superego, Ego and Id, or Freudian Trio in the three main characters. Piggy represents the Superego; Ralph the Ego; and Jack the Id. It’s presented as a way of understanding how politics and leadership works but it’s also detailing parts of ourselves. In today’s world, most especially in American politics, these archetypes still exist and play out—insightful, intelligent and wise Bernie Sanders is like bespectacled Piggy, the Superego; decisive, shrewd and realistic Hillary Clinton is much like Ralph, the Ego; and impulsive, brash and narcissistic Donald Trump is like a lot like antagonist Jack, the Id. Or so the narrative has been framed for the consuming public.”
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1. String and colored Easter Eggs.
3. Write a poem, Haiku or short limerick about Spring.
4. Write your own film script for an Easter or Passover comedy holiday film.
“…the film is pure almost literary quality Art; meant to provoke and elicit a response from the viewer-consumer. And it does exactly that: You either love it or hate it. But you react.”