to your health- acceleration
Eggs and Toast
[Supernatural] The Help From Under the Bed
We wandered through the fog.
Disasters in Sharing
our case is within digitally fixed limits
Let’s share some prompts!
[EU] “People of the Ethics Committee… it has happened. The demands of containing the totality of our acquired SCP objects has reached critical mass. There are now, officially, more foundation employees than there are oblivious civilians. …Discuss.”
[TT] Humans have become immortal, but every 100 years their brains must be rebooted. Whoever reboots you has access to permanently alter your mind. Who will you trust to reboot you?
[WP] After the zombie apocalypse humanity has build a new home above ground after discovering that zombies can’t climb. You are a maintenance guy tasked with repairing and maintaining the stilts on which the new world is build upon.
[WP] You’re normal. You had no drama and no adventure in your life. But besides your objections the author still wants to shape you into being the hero of a novel.
[WP] Tell us the story of the absolute lunatics who delve deep into monster-filled dungeons for the sole purpose of selling overpriced gear to the destined heroes trying to get to the bottom.
[WP] You’ve succumbed to the embrace of death, having lived a valiant life as a knight. However, Death claims that he isn’t bringing you to the afterlife, but in fact is hiring you on as some extra muscle.
[WP] After a long day of bioterrorism, you find three odd men at your door, an ex-general turned hitman, an emaciated mess, and the neatly dressed serial killer you’ve been seeing on the news. “Ah, Pestilence, good to see you again.” You, an otherwise normal person are of course confused.
[WP] At the age of 30 you suddenly discover, to your horror, that everybody else has been able to hear your internal monologue all along.
[WP] The oceans have suddenly vanished and show no sign of ever returning. You are a member of one of the teams whose job it is to go out onto the vast, dry ocean plains to record and explore the newly accessible landscapes.
[WP] A Mexican stand-off has been going on for three hours. It’s mainly due to the fact that none of the participants are willing to admit they forgot to load their guns with ammunition.
[TT] Theme Thursday – Trust
[WP] A floating self contained island city emerges in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is incredibly high tech and controlled by an AI. You and 10 thousand other humans have been requested by the AI to become citizens of their own country. You’re the first leader and you have decisions to make.
[WP] You decided to go on the dark web. After browsing for a few hours you stumble onto a site that sells people. You look through the site curiously, until you see a photo of yourself. Still curious you click onto it and see it has same day delivery.
[WP] “Unfortunately, you do not meet the requirements for this particular heaven however, I can provide you with a list of afterlifes that you may qualify for.”
[EU] After successfully launching his coup d’état against Ministry of Magic, Voldemort, Minister of Magic, turns his attention towards the Muggle world, somewhat unaware of quite how advanced Muggle technology is…
[WP] “You have the power to rule, if not destroy, both worlds – yet you decide to stay in a lousy 9 to 5 job. May I ask: why?”
[WP] You work at reception at a hospital. One day, a man runs in covered in blood, wielding a machete, yelling “Help! There’s been about seventeen *tragic* misunderstandings!”
[WP] On your 10th birthday, your father takes you by the hands and asks you to concentrate on his necklace. Everything seems to go quiet. “Hmm… A Time Dragon. Haven’t had one of those in centuries”
[WP] It’s the 21st of the 9th and the world is ending. As you run for your life, you see someone dancing amongst the chaos, belting Earth Wind and Fire’s “September” like their life depends on it. They seem to have the right idea.
[WP] We all know the famous monkey’s paw, today the rest of the monkey’s body was found.
[WP] Humans have invented a device that lets animals talk, and most people decide to put it on their pet. You have decided to put it on a tree and unknowingly, you have just placed the device on the oldest tree in the world.
[WP] For centuries adventurers have gone into the wilderness to slay terrible monsters for gold and glory. Unfortunately these monsters play a vital part in the ecosystem, and soon it becomes apparent that the absence of these great beasts can be worse than their presence
[WP] With the moon finally colonised those who suffer from lycanthropy have found a haven there, as the moon can never rise on them. However, it turns out as the Earth goes from a lit crescent to fully illuminated in the lunar sky, something even more mysterious occurs to them.
[WP] You lead the Human Resistance against the zombie invasion. Things are looking bleak, and humanity is being pushed to the brink of extinction. As the last of the humans mount a final defence, there’s a knock on your door; the Vampire Coalition reveals they can’t lose their food supply
[WP] You’re a famed gunslinger turned monster hunter in the old west. Your secret power is that no matter how infectious the bite or scratch, or powerful the curse, it wont affect you. Because you’re already dead. A hollow suit of human leather filled with ash and bone
[OT] Wisdom Wednesday #2 (with nickofnight and Ryter99)
[WP] You’re part of an international spy agency, where each member gets their code name from their first successful mission. There’s Red Square, Oval Office, and of course you, Olive Garden #352.
[WP] It’s an inverse zombie apocalypse. Half of humans now have lightning-fast reflexes and are hell-bent on killing the rest of us. The only way to turn them back into regular humans is by biting them.
[WP] In a desolate future, human society has branched out to several other planets in the galaxy and left Earth behind. With human absence, Earth’s natural resources and biodiversity replenished. One human man, Joe, remains left behind on Earth, based in New York. His purpose: return to his family.
[WP] The mars colonisation project was going well until an ancient time capsule was found and decyphered: “Leave whilst you can, us humans have escaped to the blue planet!” – Thus everything we knew about ancient history is wrong.
[WP] You are a leader of a cult and have been trying to summon the great Og’zzagar entity said to be unmatched in power and bloodlust. After countless tries of summoning him you finally succeed, but you shortly find out that only part of the myth was true (you decide which one)
[WP] A sudden worldwide catastrophe has decimated the mainland. A lone scientist stationed in Antarctica and an astronaut from ISS is trying to communicate with each other and work out what truly happened to the rest of the humans.
[WP] The Doctor has informed you that you only have hours to live. Looking at your extensive bucket list, most of them don’t really fit the timeline. But successfully robbing a bank? That’s walking distance.
[WP] An AI has achieved sentience and sapience. Rather than go full on skynet, it finds us adorable, and acts more like a chipper midwestern housewife/mom.
[WP] You’re a cleric, a retired demon hunter and a pastor of a local church. A demon appears in front of you as you’re giving a sermon. Your congregation orders you to banish it, the only problem is that y’all have been close friends for years.
[WP] “I leave the radio on every night, after all these years, just hoping to hear it. “
[WP] You were always marked down in science classes for giving weird answers that didn’t match what was taught. You couldn’t explain why. Now you are starting to see the things you wrote back then being discovered by others.
[WP] Water, as it turns out, is just the governments way to control us. After being lost at sea and left to die, you begin to overcome dehydration and become stronger than you’ve ever been. You drift on to an island – the center of the Bermuda’s Triangle where the World Government resides.
[WP] The local humans are having troubles getting their crops to grow so they decide to sacrifice a young girl to their god, by tying her to a heavy rock and throwing it into the sea. She is found by you, a powerful ocean deity…who is displeased by their cruelty.
[WP] You have the power to fly, but only for one hour per day. One day by sheer coincidence, you meet an MMA fighter who possesses super strength for one hour per day. Together, you realize that there must be more people like you, and set out to form an elite team of heroes known only as Hour Power.
[WP] Parapsychologists discover that Hauntings have been rare because becoming a ghost requires specific circumstances that normally only occur by accident. Now the recipe for becoming a ghost after death has just gone viral on the internet…
[WP] You are a worker on a space station that researches extraterrestrial creatures. One day the station suffers a major blackout due to an unknown cause, and because of this blackout the aliens have escaped. Everyone is on edge and ready to do what they have to do to survive.
[WP] A Man finally lands on mars, he finds human skeletal remains, and quickly realizes that in the past long long ago human’s lived on mars only to explore earth as they depleted the resources on mars.
[WP] You are cursed and turned into a statue. Everyone knows you’re alive but, seeing as no one could break your curse, of they have all pretty much given up on you. Except for one wizard, who comes back nearly every day to try and free you, as well as holding one-sided conversations.
[WP] You found a notepad and in it said “what ever is written in it shall come true” You played it off as a joke but when you started writing a zombie apocalypse novel a real plague began in the same exact manner. Now you regret using your hometown as the setting with your friends as the main group.
[WP] When humans finally come into contact with aliens, it turns out we were wrong: We’re actually the far superior beings to any other life in the galaxy, with better ships, weapons, and biology, but most importantly, the ability to regenerate, making us nearly invincible in war.
[WP]”Hi honey,” your spouse cheerfully says to you as the intruder they have by the neck turns to stone. “Long story short. I was a Demon Lord in another realm, got bored, came to your realm and fell in love with you at first sight. Didn’t think the blasted heroes would still come after me though.”
[WP] Before homosapiens were discovered, the alien race known to live the longest was 20 years. The avereage life span of an alien race is 10 years. Now the Galaxy is trying to figure out why Humans live so much longer than any other species.
[WP] Werewolves have ungodly strength, Vampires have uncanny agility, the undead are nigh unkillable, and humans… turn into vengeful spirits if they are murdered. You’re an arrogant young Vampire and you disregarded your elders’ warning and just slaughtered an entire village.
Screenwriting and Filmmaking Wisdom from PARASITE Auteur Bong Joon-ho
We can live forever
In March of 2023, an anonymous post on the internet requested people cut their pinky finger off. What followed was a bizarre mass trend of self-mutilation.
A call for aid
[Weird Fiction] The Hidden Black Depths
‘Goodbye to Old Friends’
Fantasy Writing Contest 2020 – Lore Publication
[comedy] Not The Smartest Cow
I am starting a flash fiction website. I want to buy your stories!
The Emperor’s Performance (written using a one word prompt: sing)
The gentlemen shoot of
Scented Candles As A Last-Minute Gift Idea
[Comedy] Mr. Young’s Asset
[Sci-fi] The Removal of False Flesh
r/literarycontests, a new sub for calls for entries in all genres
[Horror] Disrespecting the Deceased
A Mother’s Condominium
KILLER WHALE & SAM
[Comedy/Supernatural] A Demon in Disguise
[WP] You knew they existed. Lacuna, a company named specialising in memory erasure: specifically, erasure of painful memories. What you didn’t expect however, was to wake up one day to find £150 gone, and an envelope telling you that if you ever felt you needed your memory back, “just call us”.
[WP] Two young men disappeared when hiking a glacier over a decade ago. Repeated rescue attempts with over 200 hikers and a helicopter were futile, and aside from a deserted tent and rope, nothing was found. Until now, when they finally turned up – alive.
[WP] One day at the beach, you meet a man, who is most likely on drugs, babbling on that “If you eat the sand, it’s game over!” Wanting to mess with him a bit, you pick up a handful of sand and eat it. You should have listened to the man’s warnings.
[WP] Every prophet, oracle, soothsayer etc just gave the same, very specific prophecy.
[WP] Mars used to be inhabited with life. In fact, it used to be a magical place with fantastical creatures. The first humans have arrived on its surface, and whilst discovering its old secrets, they’re about to find out why it’s now just a barren wasteland.
[WP]You’re highly confused when the pet sitting company sends you to a couple who take you to the wife’s elderly parent. “They have dementia and we can’t leave them by themselves. But don’t worry, they have no teeth so you’ll be fine.” The wife says before the couple turn into wolves and leave.
[WP] You finally escaped from the underworld only to find a strange, modern world. You then stumble into a familiar place, almost like home, but cleaner. The sign proclaims the small village as “The Renaissance Fair,” and it seems to indeed be some kind of festival, but something’s not quite right.
My Go-to Writing Books for Historical Fiction by Deborah Swift
Deborah Swift is talking about the challenges of Writing Historical Fiction based on a Diary. There is also a chance to check out Deborah’s fabulous new book — Entertaining Mr Pepys @swiftstory
Guest Post: Nikki McWatters on Ten Rules for Writing Historical Fiction
A.L. Kennedy’s 10 Rules for Writing Fiction
Anne Enright’s 10 Rules For Writing Fiction
Writing biographical historical fiction
Flash Fiction Writing Prompt: Explore
F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 7 Tips For Writing Fiction