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SciFi/Fantasy – April 24

On this date in 1981, IBM introduced its first personal computer. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is forced to solve a problem using a laughably antiquated bit of technology that seemed miraculous when it was first developed.

SciFi/Fantasy – April 23

“This rough magic I here abjure and when I have required some heavenly music, which even now I do, to work mine end upon their senses that this airy charm is for, I’ll break my staff, bury it certain fathoms in the earth, and deeper than did ever plummet sound, I’ll drown my book.” Today is the accepted birthday of William Shakespeare in 1564. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your...

SciFi/Fantasy – April 22

“Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” –J. Robert Oppenheimer, born on this date in 1904, at the detonation of the first atomic weapon. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s scheme succeeds so far beyond her/his expectations that your protag is humbled as if before a...

SciFi/Fantasy – April 21

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” -Naturalist, author, and Sierra Club co-founder John Muir, born on this date in 1838. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist receives an unexpected spiritual insight during a walk in the...

SciFi/Fantasy – April 20

“Real magic can never be made by offering someone else’s liver. You must tear out your own, and not expect to get it back.” –Peter S. Beagle, born this date in 1939. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must sacrifice a part of him/herself to achieve a goal.

SciFi/Fantasy – April 19

On this date in The Terminator‘s 2011, Skynet gained self-awareness. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s protector turns on him/her.

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