Character Bank – Faerie Name

There are few things more important to the fae than names. They try to steal other people’s names, but what about their own names? What happens when a faerie cannot remember his own name?

What kind of difficulties will it cause a fairy not knowing their name? Can they make one up? Can they take a new one from someone else? Do they lose their powers if they can’t remember who they are?

Writing Prompt

And if is about who they are or is the name literally their power? Do those around him know his name and either choose not to tell him or are for some reason unable to tell him? Did they forget his name, too? Are their other faeries that can’t remember their names or is this unique to this individual?

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Character Bank – 12 Year Old Serial Killer

Children are, with good reason, looked upon as innocent and harmless. For the most part they are exactly that, but not all children are like that.

What happens when the innocents of a child gets corrupted and the child snaps? In some ways the same as does with anyone else only sooner in their lives. In other ways it’s not at all the same because their brains are still developing and it can have more permanent consequences.

Writing Prompt

Whichever is the case, most people have a hard time seeing a child as a killer unless they have no way out of that conclusion.

This character bank isn’t about a child serial killer though. It’s about the person who has made that step into the terrifying idea that a child can be a serial killer.

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Character Bank – Curious Sprite

This character is one of those people you probably either love or hate. With a curious nature that likely gets him in trouble and a happy demeanor that probably gets on the nerves of less excited acquaintances, he probably is hard to miss.

Add to that his violet hair and oh did I mention he’s a sprite? Most likely he’s got a lot of people that take notice of him. Well, at least the people that notice sprites at all.

Writing Prompt

I’m not sure of the general size of sprites, but I think they are small, so whether humans notice him at all depends on the society they live in. If they do, it is likely that he sticks out from the other sprites. And if all of that isn’t enough then, at the very least he carries with him a longbow.

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Character Bank – Vicar Demon Hunter

I have seen criticism about how some supernatural shows handle things like holy water and salt rings and whatever else is used to hunt the villains of the show. There are all sorts of creative ways that people think would have worked better than whatever the person in the story was doing. Some of them make more sense than others, hula hoops with salt, super soakers with holy water, stuff like that.

Writing Prompt

There is of course the question of whether those would work or not, but it would certainly make for a different tone to these shows because how can you feel tension when the main character is pulling out a super soaker? It’s not impossible, but it is tough to do.

This idea is not one that I have seen before and I find it quite interesting.

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Character Bank – Affectionate Werewolf

Werewolves are known for their veracious hunger. They are often thought of as violent and unable to control themselves in wolf form. But who are they outside of being werewolves. Do their personalities change just because they become werewolves and what if they were born that way.

Writing Prompt

Many stories have werewolf communities. It could be argued that these are not werewolves, but instead some sort of shapeshifters. Either way this character is listed as a werewolf, so what does that tell us about him and does he live in a community or is a lone werewolf?

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Writing Prompt – Difference of Opinion

Tensions are rising. People no longer believe that the opposition is entitled to their own opinion and that what the opposition believes is hateful and evil. Hundreds of thousands of people are ready to fight, ready to kill over words. There is no world where this is either peaceful or polite.

Writing Prompt

In this prompt we have a situation where one side is bullying the other, but instead of the jocks bullying the nerds it is the nerds bullying the jocks. The jocks are putting up with it, because they were always brought up that it’s not okay to use your strength to hurt those who are weaker than you.

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Character Bank – Vampire Sun

For the most part vampires have to stay out of the sun. There are some stories where they can walk in the sun with various consequences, some minor, some extreme. But what if a vampire who lived in a world where vampires had to stay out of the sun was fine in the sun. Instead it was the moon that he or she had to avoid?

Writing Prompt

Personally, I think that would be more difficult. The sun is easy to pay attention to, but the moon is different. Sometimes both the sun and the moon are up at the same time and for the most part people don’t even notice.

A vampire with a problem with the moon would be able to be out during the night and day depending on the cycle of the moon. They might have to stay inside for an entire day because they overlapped that day. It would make scheduling a job very difficult. There would be no nine to five job for them, but there would also be no night shift for them.

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Character Bank – Graveyard Trivia

There is something creepy to most people about graveyards. Maybe it’s the fact that six feet under the ground are dozens, even hundreds or rotting corpses, dead dreams, and lives that ended, sometimes long before anyone thought they should. Or maybe it’s the decay above the ground, plants that take over the gravestones, hiding any evidence of those people’s lives in the first place.

Writing Prompt

Either way, people do not like graveyards. They are the place of the dead, not the living and the idea that someone would spend a lot of time in one is kind of foreign to most people. There are certainly reasons to go there, mourning a loved one, learning more about your past, research of various types, but what makes someone want to hang out in a graveyard on a regular basis?

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Writing Prompt – Adoption Talk with Mom

Adoption is a wonderful situation so long as there is love, just as any parenting situation is wonderful so long as there is love. If a child is adopted as a baby or a very young child there is a point when that child needs to be told that they are adopted. It is up to their parents to decide when to sit them down and let them know and it is up to their parents to make sure they know that they are loved and wanted.

Writing Prompt

What if long after that talk has been had there is a reason for another talk a much less common talk in adoption cases. Imagine if you will a situation where you know you are adopted, but one of your parents doesn’t.

It doesn’t seem possible, does it.

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Writing Prompt – Zombie and Ghost

Zombies and Ghosts are both associated with death. There are a lot of different things that come to mind when someone thinks of them, but ultimately they are both associated with death. In this prompt from Writing-Prompt-S they both come into play.

Writing Prompt

A zombie is usually thought of as a physical being who has lost the spirit and soul of the person who was once there. They are usually sluggish, though not always and frequently have no thoughts on their minds. While they may or may not be connected to brains in a specific story, they most certainly are in the general eye of the media.

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