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SciFi/Fantasy – May 25

Star Wars was released on this date in 1977. Writing prompt: Outline your hero’s journey based on George Lucas influencer Joseph Campbell.

SciFi/Fantasy – May 24

“I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” -Bob Dylan, born this date in 1941. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist decides to trade some of her/his freedom to avoid some responsibility.

SciFi/Fantasy – May 23

George Griffin leaped from a Swiss mountain on this date in John Cramer’s 2004. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist inadvertently communicates her/his presence to an opposing force your protagonist did not know existed.

SciFi/Fantasy – May 22

The original Great Train Robbery took place in Marshfield, Indiana on this date in 1868 when members of the Reno Gang stole $98,000 (about $1.6 million in today’s dollars). Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is invited to participate in a particularly audacious and lucrative crime.

SciFi/Fantasy – May 21

The Last Question was asked for the first time on this date in Isaac Asimov’s 2061. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must alter a fundamental law of the universe you’ve created.

SciFi/Fantasy – May 20

Richard Bryant is cremated on this date in Robert Silverberg’s 2033. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist introduces a fabulous invention that proves so unwanted that everyone else wants it destroyed.

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