Daily Writing Prompt #3: Melted Arctic

Here we go with day three of my writing prompt series, where I suggest a scenario (often with a bit of scifi or fantasy flavor) and anyone who sees it is free to brainstorm around it and write a scene or story.

Prompt #3: Melted Arctic  Eventually climate change will claim the arctic and antarctic ice.  The challenge here is to set a story or scene in whatever society or settlement will move into the new areas created by this change.  What would it like to be an antarctic settler in the future?  What sort of culture would develop there?

The loss of our polar ice is a great tragedy, one on a scale we’ve never seen, but all things are fodder for storytelling, wonderful or tragic.  I encourage you to do something on a very human scale with this slow shift as the quiet subtle background.

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Daily Writing Prompt #2: Pocket A.I.

Here we go with day two of my writing prompt series, where I suggest a scenario (often with a bit of scifi or fantasy flavor) and anyone who sees it is free to brainstorm around it and write a scene or story.

Prompt #2: Pocket A.I.  With this prompt the challenge is to write a scene or story featuring an artificial intelligence that is integrated into a small space.  We often see intelligences running homes, ships, or giant robotic bodies, but imagine the quirks of a similar program running your sunglasses, your social media presence, your epipen, or a hundred other devices you might need to carry with you.

I would suggest focusing on the relationship.  How does each member feel?  Does the person feel like the A.I. is a parasite?  Does the A.I. want them to go out and see the world so they can tag along?  Do with it what you will, feel free to comment regarding the prompt, and I’ll be back with another tomorrow.

Daily Writing Prompt #1: Love Potion

I would like to get some more regular writing-related content on my blog to supplement my sparse story uploads.

I thought posting daily writing prompts for others to check out would be a good way to accomplish that.  These are just going to be little lines of thought, usually in the vein of science fiction and fantasy (that’s where my enthusiasm lies), that could be used to inspire stories or scenes of any length.  These are the kinds of ideas I mull over during my own brainstorming sessions.

Prompt #1: Love Potion.  The challenge isn’t just to write a story or scene that involves the use of a love potion, but to innovate with the idea.  The love potion is an element of fiction that I think has recently lost a ton of favor. Continue reading