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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9/28/2022Write a Action-Adventure piece about a veterinarian who goes to a football game. At some point, the veterinarian must appear in a factory and encounter a palette (not necessarily at the same time).

9/21/2022Write a Action-Adventure piece about a photographer who falls off a cliff. At some point, the photographer must appear in a building wall and encounter a ladder (not necessarily at the same time).

9/16/2022Write a Mystery piece about a vinyl layer who gets into a car accident. At some point, the vinyl layer must appear in a workshop and encounter a watch repair kit (not necessarily at the same time).

9/7/2022Write a Crime piece about a surgeon who plays an extra in a TV show. At some point, the surgeon must appear in a building and encounter a tripod (not necessarily at the same time).

9/6/2022Write a Literary Fiction piece about a baseball coach who wins the lottery. At some point, the baseball coach must appear in a clinic and encounter a safety and emergency checklist (not necessarily at the same time).




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