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SciFi/Fantasy – June 15

Edvard Grieg, born on this date in 1843, composed “In the Hall of the Mountain King” for a fantasy sequence in Ibsen’s Peer Gynt. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist enters a forbidden place for the first time.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 14

Harriet Beecher Stowe was born on this date in 1811. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist finds him/herself caught up in a violent conflict prompted by someone’s artistic creation.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 13

On this date in 1983, 11 years after its launch, Pioneer 10 flew through Pluto’s orbit and became the first man-made object to leave the solar system. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is criticized by a valued mentor for your protag’s opinion about the first person or thing to pass a once-insurmountable barrier.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 12

In this month in the year 2122, Ellen Ripley will be the sole survivor of an alien attack aboard the USCSS Nostromo. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must stop an unstoppable killing machine.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 11

Ben Jonson, once jailed for “leude and mutynous behavior,” was born on this date, probably in the year 1572. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s persistent refusal to comply with her/his culture’s concept of political correctness gets him into dangerous trouble.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 10

“If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.” -E.O. Wilson, born on this date in 1929. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist loses an important battle because s/he mistakes passionate desire for truth.

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