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SciFi/Fantasy – July 10

“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success…. Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.” -Nikola Tesla, born this date in 1856. Writing prompt: Write the scene in which your protagonist’s long effort to build something complicated finally pays...

SciFi/Fantasy – July 9

“More evil gets done in the name of righteousness than any other way.” -Glen Cook, born this date in 1944. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist commits an evil deed for what s/he believes is the right reason.

SciFi/Fantasy – July 8

On this date in 1947, the Roswell Daily Record reported that a UFO had crashed near Roswell Army Air Field, New Mexico on July 2. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tries to convince her/his community that a highly unlikely event occurred, and succeeds in convincing only those members that your protag would rather not have associated with her/his energies.

SciFi/Fantasy – July 7

“A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.” -Robert Heinlein, born this date in 1907. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which some authority tries to get rid of your protagonist because s/he is making trouble.

SciFi/Fantasy – July 6

“No kids should see that kind of violence where Batman is killing as many people as the bad guys.” -Burt Ward, born this date in 1945. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers his/her hero is no more honorable than the hero’s opponent.

SciFi/Fantasy – July 5

“I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” -Isaac Newton, who on this date in 1687 published his Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s achievement of a small goal distracts...

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