It is certain that the mere act of inditing tends, in a great degree, to the logicalisation of thought. Whenever, on account of its vagueness, I am dissatisfied with a conception of the brain, I resort forthwith to the pen, for the purpose of obtaining, through its aid, the necessary form, consequence, and precision.
1844, Edgar Allen Poe, Marginalia

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Oddly Prompted

I call this page "Oddly Prompted" because it contains a list of odd prompts.

The prompts are generated by randomly selecting a story type, genre, occupation, scene location and scene prop. I throw them together into a sentence and voilĂ !

Here is a list from the odd prompt generator.

Click here to see the source of the prompts and to suggest your own elements.

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4/11/2024Write a Literary Fiction piece about a social worker who gets a job. At some point, the social worker must appear in a work site and encounter an aviation headset (not necessarily at the same time).

4/5/2024Write a Literary Fiction piece about an accountant who coaches a little league team. At some point, the accountant must appear in a football field and encounter a stethoscope (not necessarily at the same time).

4/4/2024Write a Action-Adventure piece about a mechanic who catches a forward pass. At some point, the mechanic must appear in a recording studio and encounter a palette (not necessarily at the same time).

4/3/2024Write a Horror piece about a photographer who travels for work. At some point, the photographer must appear in a room and encounter a body belt (not necessarily at the same time).

4/2/2024Write a Mystery piece about a vocational educator who wins the lottery. At some point, the vocational educator must appear in a law office and encounter a safety and emergency checklist (not necessarily at the same time).

4/1/2024Write a Action-Adventure piece about a labourer who paints a picture. At some point, the labourer must appear in a workshop and encounter a propane torch (not necessarily at the same time).




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