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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10/31/2022Write a Science Fiction piece about an advocate who hits a home run. At some point, the advocate must appear in a restaurant and encounter pots & pans (not necessarily at the same time).

10/24/2022Write a Literary Fiction piece about a sales assistant who has a part in a play. At some point, the sales assistant must appear in a salon and encounter a tripod (not necessarily at the same time).

10/22/2022Write a Detective piece about a plasterer who writes a book. At some point, the plasterer must appear in a construction site and encounter form tools (not necessarily at the same time).

10/11/2022Write a Detective piece about an actuary who gets into a car accident. At some point, the actuary must appear in a workshop and encounter a phone (not necessarily at the same time).

10/8/2022Write a Science Fiction piece about a vinyl layer who catches a forward pass. At some point, the vinyl layer must appear in a recording studio and encounter a chimney brush (not necessarily at the same time).

10/4/2022Write a Action-Adventure piece about a jeweller who bunts a baseball. At some point, the jeweller must appear in a spaceship and encounter scissors (not necessarily at the same time).

10/3/2022Write a Fantasy piece about a carpet layer who loses a job. At some point, the carpet layer must appear in a laboratory and encounter form tools (not necessarily at the same time).




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