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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7/31/2023Write a Crime piece about a clockmaker who goes to a baseball game. At some point, the clockmaker must appear in a room and encounter a beaker (not necessarily at the same time).

7/27/2023Write a Action-Adventure piece about a physicist who gets sick. At some point, the physicist must appear in an office and encounter a baseball (not necessarily at the same time).

7/20/2023Write a Fantasy piece about a cable joiner who plays in a band. At some point, the cable joiner must appear in a school and encounter a ballet tutu (not necessarily at the same time).

7/17/2023Write a Crime piece about a watchmaker who gets divorced. At some point, the watchmaker must appear in a workshop and encounter an aviation headset (not necessarily at the same time).

7/5/2023Write a Crime piece about a steeplejack who plays an extra in a TV show. At some point, the steeplejack must appear in a stage and encounter shingles (not necessarily at the same time).

7/2/2023Write a Romance piece about a technician who goes to a nightclub. At some point, the technician must appear in a construction site and encounter an oil paint (not necessarily at the same time).




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