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SciFi/Fantasy – August 7

David Duchovny was born on this date in 1960. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist receives what s/he is assured the truth, but which contains in it the seed of doubt suggesting the truth remains out there.

SciFi/Fantasy – August 6

“All things make sense; you just have to fathom how they make sense.” -Piers Anthony, born this date in 1934. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which something that makes no sense to your protagonist suddenly does.

SciFi/Fantasy – August 5

“The work of disenchantment never ends.” -Kim Stanley Robinson in Icehenge, in which on this date in 2168 Emma Weil will be born and in 2248 a mutiny will occur on the ship Rust Eagle. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist fails to persuade a group of a thing’s natural, rather than supernatural, origins.

SciFi/Fantasy – August 4

McClellan House dies on this date in Ray Bradbury’s 2026. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is compelled to complete a self-destructive action because s/he is unaware of an essential fact.

SciFi/Fantasy – August 3

Writing prompt: Finish the scene that begins with a stranger saying to your protagonist, “Oh — you’re one of those.”

SciFi/Fantasy – August 2

“A lot of life is dealing with your curse, dealing with the cards you were given that aren’t so nice.” -Wes Craven, born on this date in 1939. Writing prompt: Write the scene in which your protagonist first realizes s/he is burdened by some not-so-nice cards.

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