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SciFi/Fantasy – July 24

On this date in 1911, American archeologist Hiram Bingham got his first look at the ancient Incan settlement of Machu Picchu. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is found in possession of another culture’s priceless artifacts by some spectacularly angry members of that...

SciFi/Fantasy – July 23

“I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn’t need a gun, you’d better take one along that worked.” –Raymond Chandler, born this date in 1888. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist finds that taking a close friend’s advice has put both your protag and her/his friend in mortal...

SciFi/Fantasy – July 22

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must decide whether retribution or forgiveness is more important.

SciFi/Fantasy – July 21

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” –Ernest Hemingway, born this date in 1899. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is forced to trust her/his life to someone who’s repeatedly proved unworthy of trust.

SciFi/Fantasy – July 20

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” –Neil Armstrong, who on this date in 1969 became the first human to walk on non-terrestrial soil. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must cross a threshold into an entirely unknown and unknowable...

SciFi/Fantasy – July 19

“The lord made men, but Sam Colt made them equal.” -Anonymous conventional wisdom about Samuel Colt, born this date in 1814. Writing prompt: Write the scene in which your protagonist first used a weapon considered a great equalizer in the universe you’ve created.

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