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SciFi/Fantasy – October 16

On this date in 1997, the Robinson family aboard Jupiter II became lost in space. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is put permanently off course by someone who, until that moment, was not known to exist.

SciFi/Fantasy – October 15

“Time is a catastrophe, perpetual and irreversible.” -Italo Cavino, born this date in 1923. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which the simple passage of time causes your protagonist to suffer terrific anguish.

SciFi/Fantasy – October 14

Cavorite was discovered on this date in HG Wells’ 1899. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist discovers an element that allows him/her to defy the laws of physics in the universe you’ve created.

SciFi/Fantasy – October 13

The Amazing Colossal Man premiered on this date in 1957. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist confronts something normal that’s been transformed into something horrible.

SciFi/Fantasy – October 12

“Let me strive, every moment of my life, to make myself better and better, to the best of my ability, that all may profit by it. Let me think of the right, and lend all my assistance to those who need it, with no regard for anything but justice. Let me take what comes with a smile, without loss of courage. Let me be considerate of my country, of my fellow citizens and my associates in everything I say and do....

SciFi/Fantasy – October 11

Apollo 7 launched on this date in 1968, the first manned mission in the US space program after a fire killed the crew of what was to have been the first manned mission. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must undertake a task that killed the last person who attempted it.

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