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SciFi/Fantasy – July 5

“I was like a boy playing on the sea-shore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.” -Isaac Newton, who on this date in 1687 published his Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist’s achievement of a small goal distracts...

SciFi/Fantasy – July 4

“There was nothing more ridiculous to me than finding the weight of the earth because I didn’t care how much the earth weighed.” -Rube Goldberg, born on this date in 1883. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is required to accomplish a ridiculously convoluted series of tasks to achieve a simple...

SciFi/Fantasy – July 3

“From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.” -Franz Kafka, born this date in 1883. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tricks a group of allies into crossing a point of no return.

SciFi/Fantasy – July 2

“Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.” -Amelia Earhart, who with her navigator disappeared somewhere in the Pacific Ocean on this date in 1937. Writing prompt: Write a scene from your protagonist’s earlier life when your protag chose torment instead of courage.

SciFi/Fantasy – July 1

“You want to talk to God? Let’s go see him together, I’ve got nothing better to do.” -Henry Jones, Jr., born on this date in 1899. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist proves willing to die to prevent an injustice.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 30

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.” -Albert Einstein, who on this date in 1905 introduced his theory of relativity in “On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies.” Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers something utterly inexplicable.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 29

“You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.” -Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, born on this date in 1900. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tames something considered irredeemably wild by the other people in the world you’ve created.

SciFi/Fantasy – June 28

On this date in 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist tries to persuade her/his allies to initiate an action to set in motion an outrageously unlikely chain of events.

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