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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Jan — Feb

1/26/2024Write a Horror piece about a painter who goest to a concert. At some point, the painter must appear in an accounting office and encounter a safety and emergency checklist (not necessarily at the same time).

1/26/2024Write a Crime piece about a machinist who goes to a baseball game. At some point, the machinist must appear in a building and encounter a computer (not necessarily at the same time).

1/11/2024Write a Science Fiction piece about a sculptor who writes a poem. At some point, the sculptor must appear in an office and encounter a tripod (not necessarily at the same time).

1/7/2024Write a Romance piece about a philosopher who goes to a baseball game. At some point, the philosopher must appear in a haberdashery and encounter a fish (not necessarily at the same time).

1/4/2024Write a Action-Adventure piece about a heavy equipment operator who gets divorced. At some point, the heavy equipment operator must appear in a room and encounter a law book (not necessarily at the same time).




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