A thought experiment. Select a headline from one of BBC’s Future stories and render it in fiction. Begin here: photo: Janice Engle and end here: photo: Luke
Month: October 2014
I feel the earth move
That's tectonics. Or else love. Paolo Neo Technology has caused a revolution in our relationship with the earth (not great news), and with each other (also not great news). Luke Thanks to advanced technology we can meet, fall in love, misinterpret, over-interpret, fall out of love, break up, and get a divorce, by tapping on a keyboard. Writing prompt: Write … Continue reading I feel the earth move
there’s something I have to tell you
Break up with someone - deliver the news through this intercom device: Till Krech Write persuasive dialogue. Every word counts.
What if you could go back in time, to a person you left behind? Who would you go to? Where would you go to see them? What few items would you take with you? Take the trip, begin with packing your bag.
Once there was a time, before VCRs or OnDemand,when families had to plan their quality television time around network schedules. This meant rushing home for St.Elsewhere or Hill Street Blues, or Cheers; enduring advertisements, or developing excellent timing for snack breaks that took no longer than 'a word from our sponsors'. There were no remotes, which meant getting up to … Continue reading quality time
Words make us This begins when we are conceived, born, and named. And thereafter, every word we hear, overhear, read, think, and write, defines us. Ugly. The root, ugga, means to fear. First known use: 13th century. This means that for centuries the word ugly has not only defined us, it has birthed, named, and reinforced our fears. Words are powerful. Remember that … Continue reading ugly
embed fiction in fact
Select a random location on any map. Familiarize yourself with the area, using travel guides, local news, and other resources. Then select a headline and fictionalize the story. Write with authority, using specific details, as you create the setting, then populate, and animate. The more you know, the easier it will be to embed fiction in fact.
Dystopias are realizations of exaggerated worst-case scenarios. They can be manifested from abuse of power,and they wreak havoc - impacting - even obliterating - the delicate balance of social, scientific, economic and natural ecologies. Enter the world depicted here - map the route, track the cries of 'wolf' that were true, but discredited, predictions. Werewolf79 … Continue reading wolf cries
thank you, I think
Write the demise of a love story in the form of a thank-you note. Morburre Elements of a thank you note: reference the gift, or favor, or event say you liked it or had a good time express gratitude
As writers of fiction, we must fabricate convincingly. Know the truth when you make stuff up. chimpanzees are not monkeys photo: New York Zoological Society