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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11/23/2022Write a Action-Adventure piece about an electrician who goes to a nightclub. At some point, the electrician must appear in a baseball field and encounter a particle accelerator (not necessarily at the same time).

11/11/2022Write a Action-Adventure piece about a blacksmith who goes to a baseball game. At some point, the blacksmith must appear in a workshop and encounter a phone (not necessarily at the same time).

11/11/2022Write a Mystery piece about a cobbler who gets married. At some point, the cobbler must appear in an office and encounter a fish (not necessarily at the same time).

11/6/2022Write a Fantasy piece about a machinist who strikes out. At some point, the machinist must appear in a haberdashery and encounter shingles (not necessarily at the same time).




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