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SciFi/Fantasy – September 9

On this date in 1966, most Americans got their first look at Bruce Lee when The Green Hornet premiered. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is assigned to perform the most buffoonish version of her/his greatest talent by paymasters belonging to another culture.

SciFi/Fantasy – September 8

On this date in 1966, Star Trek premiered on NBC. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist ignores instructions not to interfere.

SciFi/Fantasy – September 7

Margaret Landon was born on this date in 1903. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which the way of another culture is cruelly explained explained to your protag after s/he makes the mistake of applying her/his own cultural values to another’s.

SciFi/Fantasy – September 6

“A scholar can never let mere wrongness get in the way of the theory.” -China Miéville, born this date in 1972. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which reality proves your protagonist’s theory wrong.

SciFi/Fantasy – September 5

“Facts sometimes have a strange and bizarre power that makes their inherent truth seem unbelievable.” -Werner Herzog, born on this date in 1942. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist refuses to accept an experience as true.

SciFi/Fantasy – September 4

On this date in 1998, Sergey Brin and Larry Page founded Google. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is prevented from solving a significant problem because s/he cannot find the information necessary to do so.

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