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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11/30/2021Write a Fantasy piece about a receptionist who becomes a vagrant. At some point, the receptionist must appear in an embassy and encounter construction tools (not necessarily at the same time).

11/24/2021Write a Literary Fiction piece about a locksmith who walks to first base. At some point, the locksmith must appear in a factory and encounter a t-square (not necessarily at the same time).

11/18/2021Write a Crime piece about a tool and die maker who goes to the ballet. At some point, the tool and die maker must appear in a concert hall and encounter scissors (not necessarily at the same time).

11/17/2021Write a Romance piece about a photographer who writes a poem. At some point, the photographer must appear in a workstation and encounter an aviation headset (not necessarily at the same time).

11/4/2021Write a Romance piece about a tailor who walks to work. At some point, the tailor must appear in a clinic and encounter a safety and emergency checklist (not necessarily at the same time).




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