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The Haircut

medusaA story begins with a character getting a bad haircut. From this relatable, possibly comic event, a series of things begin to happen. See if you can transform the story from a comic or light beginning to a serious ending. Remember that your story can be written in any genre, mystery, sic fi, fantasy, general fiction, western, children’s lit, thriller, anything you want! (or, of course, you can write a modern Medusa story, about a very powerful woman wearing a lot of snakes!)

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An Unexpected Sign

A character is going about their daily life when they suddenly see an unexpected sign. It could be a street sign, a sign held up by a panhandler, a sign in the window of a shop, a sign in the heavens, a gesture done by a stranger, any kind of sign, big or small, you could even use the sign below! Seeing this sign changes something and makes the character choose something different, it sets them onto a new and unknown path where they are no longer in control of what happens next. Jump in and write the story!! (and thanks to Tall Ship Trading for the awesome sign below!)deceleration

 

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Bring on the Banjo

I was having a great conversation with a fellow writer last week, driving down an ocean road late at night listening to music, when the topic of banjos came up. Which led me to this Free Box Idea: Write a story in any style of any length in which a banjo unexpectedly appears. What if one shows up in a Fortune 500 Company Board meeting? What if one shows up at a traditional Indian wedding? What if one shows up as The Object That Saves Earth or in a time capsule? Write the story and see what happens! banjo

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Two Old Ladies In A Car

oldladiescarTwo old ladies who are about to commit a crime are sitting in a car. One has to confess to the other that she has told a third party about the crime they are about to commit. What is the crime? Who did she tell and why? Write their conversation and what happens next.