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SciFi/Fantasy – June 24

“The hardest tumble a man can make is to fall over his own bluff.” -Ambrose Bierce, born on this date in 1842. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist fails to bluff her/his way out of a dangerous circumstance.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 23

“I was really thinking of killing him, wiping him off the earth, and it was then I realized for the first time that if it was necessary to kill them, then I would kill them, and something at the same time said: you cannot be utterly right.” -Michael Shaara, born on this date in 1929, in The Killer Angels. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonst must choose whether to kill an impersonal...

SciFi/Fantasy – June 22

“My problem with fantasy, and horror, and related genres, is that sometimes the problems are illogical.” -Octavia Butler, born this date in 1947. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is unable to solve a problem because of its illogic.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 21

On this date in Ian McDonald’s 2008, Hyperion reappeared in orbit around Saturn. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which a visual portent in the world you’ve created signals the start of something inexplicable.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 20

Edward Cullen was born on this date in 1901. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist encounters an obstacle in the form of someone who, or something that, is impossibly old.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 19

“Contradiction is not a sign of falsity, nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.” -Blaise Pascal, born this date in 1623. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is forced to confront the fact that an opposing belief is as true as your protag’s most deeply held belief.

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