Writing Prompt – Daydream World

In this prompt from Writing-Prompt-S we find that the world a child dreamed about was made real somehow. This is a curious idea for a couple reasons.

The first thing is how did this happen? It appears from the prompt that this world was always real, so did the child create this world with his or her imagination or did they dream about a place that was already real.

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The second thing has to do with the consistency of their dreams. I don’t know about you, but I rarely have sequels in my dreams. Or at least I don’t remember them. I would imagine if someone always dreamed about the same general place with the same general rules, they would accept this as normal. On the rare occasion that I do this it’s usually a replay of the previous dream not a new one, but I usually take this as notice that I need to start writing. That’s probably just the writer in me. Of course this says that this child did this, too.

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Writing Prompt – Opposite Side of the Law Twins

You are a twin. As has been said previously, this isn’t that uncommon of a thing to imagine because twins are not an uncommon group of siblings.

This prompt from Writing-Prompt-S is a little different than the last in that it involves supernatural abilities, in this case telepathy. It also appears to be tailored to a male set of twins and while it seems likely they are identical, it doesn’t say that, so it is possible that these are fraternal twins.

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The motivation of the second twin seems clear. He wants to stop his twin. He may want to be the one to take him down so that his twin is safe from harm or he may believe that as his twin it is his responsibility to protect the world from his twin. Either way, he is doing what he can to stop him and this is his main reason for being in a career pursuing criminals.

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Writing Prompt – Family Torn Apart

This prompt is interesting to me in that it is literally based off events that happened in my family back in the 19th century. One of my ancestors was in a large family. At the time of the American Civil War more than half of the siblings sided with the South. The remaining four sided with the North. Three of these four fought in the war, one of them my ancestor. I’m sure there are hundreds and thousands of stories like this of families being torn apart by the war. This one is my family’s.

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To keep the following story from being more confusing than it needs to be, I will give you the names of the four brothers who sided with the North. The oldest of the four was James. Next was Levi, who was my ancestor. Levi and Andrew, the second from youngest of all the siblings, were the two who died in the war. The youngest was George. I usually don’t use names of real people, but all of the people in this post have been dead for more than one hundred years and this could get confusing without names.

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Writing Prompt – Soulmate Colors Default

There are a lot of posts out there about soulmates and the one about touching your soulmate turns everything to color has several varieties. In this one by Writing-Prompt-S there is an interesting twist on this idea.

What if you found your soulmate when you were too young to remember? It’s hard to say for sure what they would mean, but it would certainly make finding them difficult.

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Of course just because you can’t remember the moment when you two first touched, that doesn’t mean your soulmate can’t. Perhaps they, like you, were too young to remember, but perhaps they were a little older, a small child old enough to tell their parent about when happened, that they can now see all the colors or maybe even an older child or teen who is confused as to why touching a tiny baby would reveal that baby to be their soulmate.

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Writing Prompt – Half Alien

There are all sorts of imaginations as to what an alien would be if aliens did in fact exist. There is much debate on the topic with some people believing whole heartedly that aliens do exist, some people believing completely that they don’t, and a lot of people who neither know nor care.

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One of the people in this prompt is probably human, though it is certainly possible that they are not while the other one is clearly only half human.

This leads to all sorts of interesting questions. I think one of the more immediate questions is, what did they do that made it clear to the other person that they are not fully human?

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Writing Prompt – Fake Villain

Super powers are real. It was one of the best days of your life when you found this out to be true. You have more power than anyone else and you want to have some fun. In this prompt from Writing-Prompt-S you a mischievous but relatively harmless person who got more power than anyone else and you want to enjoy that power, but not at the expense of anyone else.

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To you it must be something like a choreographed fight for a play or a couple of playful kittens just playing around with each other and having fun. This is not so true for the people you are fighting. They think the whole thing is in earnest and that you really are a villain. This is perfectly fine until something you hadn’t predicted occurs.

You aren’t the biggest threat any more.

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Writing Prompt – Best Friends Online

This prompt is a fun one. It’s a lot more lighthearted than some of the others I have put up here.

Imagine two people who absolutely can’t stand each other. Maybe they have known each other for a short time, maybe for their entire lives. Whichever the case is, they do not like each other and they have no interest in that changing, ever.

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Both of them are very active online. If they are school age, maybe they even use the same computer lab at school at the same time to hang out with their online best friend. If they adults, maybe they go to an internet cafe, if any such cafes still exist, or a local restaurant or coffee place that has wi-fi and frequently find themselves there at the same time, maybe trading barbs in real life while chatting with their best friend online. Their relationship is far from pleasant.

At least offline that is.

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Writing Prompt – Twin Crime Boss

It’s not hard for most people to imagine having a twin. Most of us don’t have one, but they aren’t so uncommon that we don’t know someone who is a twin, triplet, or larger multiple or at least we know someone who knows someone or we have seen them on TV.

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It’s pretty common.

If you aren’t one of a multiple birth, you probably don’t really understand what it’s like, but you can guess or pretend and maybe you have.

Now, imagine that you are a normal everyday citizen of where ever you live and you have an identical twin sister. You might be close or maybe you aren’t. Either way you have been mistaken for each other your entire life. People who don’t know you well keep thinking you are her and she is you.

It’s getting pretty problematic.

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Writing Prompt – I Object to Death

Death is not something that people like to think about, but that’s not where the person in our prompt thought there day was going anyway in this prompt from Writing-Prompt-S. They thought they were trying to prevent someone they loved from making the next step with someone else.

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It’s clear from the prompt that something major has been going on in the point of view character’s life. They have fallen in love. It is unclear if the person they are in love with knows how they feel or not, but they are in love with them. Since we don’t know if this is a reciprocal love, it is entirely possible that this is a case of obsession or just plain lust disguising itself as love.

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Dialogue Prompt – Not Allowed

Have you ever wondered what lies beyond something that you either are not allowed to pass or just don’t have the time to deal with it? In this original prompt I thought it would be interesting to go down that route. I leave it up to you to decide what is behind the door and why it’s not allowed, but let’s look at some possibilities.

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The age or maturity of the speakers is going to affect this some. A child might look at the employees only door and not realize what’s actually behind the door if they are young enough, especially if they are too young to have a job. Of course a very young child is not going to talk this way, but if they are upper elementary age to early high school they might.

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