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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1/15/2023Write a Romance piece about a philosopher who writes a book. At some point, the philosopher must appear in a factory and encounter a soldering iron (not necessarily at the same time).

1/10/2023Write a Science Fiction piece about an artisan who plays an extra in a TV show. At some point, the artisan must appear in a fish market and encounter a stethoscope (not necessarily at the same time).

1/8/2023Write a Literary Fiction piece about a plumber who gets married. At some point, the plumber must appear in a bakery and encounter a chalkboard (not necessarily at the same time).

1/1/2023Write a Science Fiction piece about an instrument mechanic who gets sick. At some point, the instrument mechanic must appear in an airplane and encounter a baggage cart (not necessarily at the same time).




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