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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6/25/2023Write a Action-Adventure piece about an electrician who goes to the ballet. At some point, the electrician must appear in a factory and encounter wire cutters (not necessarily at the same time).

6/22/2023Write a Literary Fiction piece about a pilot who travels for work. At some point, the pilot must appear in an airplane and encounter wrenches (not necessarily at the same time).

6/20/2023Write a Science Fiction piece about a vinyl layer who learns to play an instrument. At some point, the vinyl layer must appear in an office and encounter a ladder (not necessarily at the same time).

6/11/2023Write a Fantasy piece about an advocate who walks to work. At some point, the advocate must appear in a cubicle and encounter a patient chart (not necessarily at the same time).

6/9/2023Write a Horror piece about a computer programmer who goes away for vacation. At some point, the computer programmer must appear in an office and encounter a football (not necessarily at the same time).

6/5/2023Write a Action-Adventure piece about a philosopher who walks to first base. At some point, the philosopher must appear in an office and encounter a safety and emergency checklist (not necessarily at the same time).

6/2/2023Write a Crime piece about a social worker who runs in a race. At some point, the social worker must appear in a tailor shop and encounter a computer (not necessarily at the same time).




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