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SciFi/Fantasy – April 12

On this date in 1961, the Soviet Union launched the first manned spacecraft with cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin aboard. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is the first person ever to accomplish something spectacularly dangerous.

SciFi/Fantasy – April 11

Writing prompt: Write a scene that allows you to describe through the eyes of your protagonist the process by which your protag’s most important and relevant community chooses its leader.

SciFi/Fantasy – April 10

On this date in 1912, the Time Bandits arrived on RMS Titanic. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must procure a specific item from a location s/he knows is about to experience a catastrophe.

SciFi/Fantasy – April 9

Charles Baudelaire, the French poet who first used the term modernity to describe living in an urban metropolis, was born on this date in 1821. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist contemplates a small element of nature that appears in a location it doesn’t belong.

SciFi/Fantasy – April 8

In response to the Ganymede incident, President Clark declares martial law on this date in Babylon 5’s 2260. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is criminally implicated for an honorable act by a corrupt leader.

SciFi/Fantasy – April 7

Donald Barthelme was born on this date in 1931. Writing prompt: Write a complete short story in which your protagonist experiences an inexplicably absurd but life-changing event.

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