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SciFi/Fantasy – November 21

The first film version of Mary Shelley‘s Frankenstein premiered on this date in 1931. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is threatened with destruction by something s/he...

SciFi/Fantasy – November 20

Edwin Hubble was born on this date in 1889. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist fails at an important task because s/he cannot see as far into the past as your protag hopes.

SciFi/Fantasy – November 19

Born on this date in 1875, explorer Hiram Bingham later discovered the Incan city of Machu Picchu. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist gets in trouble for misusing something with spiritual properties of which your protag is entirely...

SciFi/Fantasy – November 18

“The truly fearless think of themselves as normal.” -Two-time Arthur C. Clarke Award recipient Margaret Atwood, born on this date in 1939. Writing prompt: Describe in your protagonist’s voice what’s “normal” in the world you’ve built that would terrify people in...

SciFi/Fantasy – November 17

Simeon Krug’s tower will reach a height of 500 meters on this date in Robert Silverberg‘s 2218. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist responds self-destructively after being disabused of a favored notion.

SciFi/Fantasy – November 16

Born on this date in 1907, Burgess Meredith starred in an episode of The Twilight Zone titled “Time Enough at Last,” which was based on a short story by Lyn Venable. In the story, Meredith plays an obsessive and nearsighted reader who frets that he’ll never have enough time to read all the books he wants to read. When he becomes the sole survivor of a global holocaust, he rejoices that he’ll...

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