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  • lost em.

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    @ bellamy blake
    I have an inkling of an idea for this. I'll let you know if I make something of it Cute
    March 1st, 2016 at 10:18am
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    @ Saya
    I may or may not have an idea for this tehe I'll get back to you on it
    March 4th, 2016 at 10:27am
  • leon draisaitl.

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    Here are some that I just thought of!

    Three things to include: a pink phone, a nibbled on black pen, and a pair of accidental ripped jeans.
    Dialogue: "... he heard me say that, didn't he? Oh man, I'm so fired!"
    Write about: a very important coffee drink.
    May 3rd, 2016 at 07:03am
  • losing control.

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    "You're the fire and the flood and I'll always feel you in my blood" - Fire and the Flood by Vance Joy
    Write about a main character who gets thrown into different world and despite trying really hard can't do anything right. Maybe they're trying to get back to their own world and mess something up and screw up the plan or they try to get help from a being in the new world and but offend them so is left all alone. Be creative!
    May 3rd, 2016 at 10:59am
  • kaul hilo

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    Write either about:
    • A robot who slowly becomes more human during the course of the story.
    • A humanoid robot who slowly becomes more robotic and inhuman during the course of the story.
      Write about a community of people who live within a cursed forest. Perhaps they are trying to survive, perhaps some of them have learnt the ways of the forest. Either way, you never get used to the blood or scratches on the trees, nor the poisoned and withering leaves.
    May 3rd, 2016 at 01:40pm
  • swell

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    "my heart says yes but my mom says no."

    "You never apologized for hurting me, but I apologized 12 times for being angry about it."

    "Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels."
    May 3rd, 2016 at 04:37pm
  • oh bear

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    1. Take an AU prompt and write original fiction (bc normally in AU prompts there are already established characters with personalities and life, whereas if it was an original you'd have to make the characters)
    2. From a tumblr post: "What does your soul look like" [sic]
    3. "Quit my day job to put fearless in my name." source
    May 3rd, 2016 at 11:24pm
  • kaul hilo

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    These are all from my tumblr~

    Reverse Fairytales
    • A prince with a love of the sea undergoes a terrible shipwreck and wakes, briefly, while being rescued by a mermaid. Obsessed now, he requests the help of a land witch and gives up his “charm” - looks and speech - for a tail. Silent, disfigured, and lost beneath the waves, he discovers that though he can breathe, every breath he takes feels like fire in his chest. Still, he hopes to find the mermaid who saved him and someday earn her heart…
    • A young, beautiful wolf with a coat as red as blood is off to visit her grandmother - now living in another pack. She’s warned by her mother not to approach the path, for humans lurk there. However, the pup ignores her mother’s advice, lured away by a girl’s tempting treats, and later at dusk, when she finally arrives at grandmother’s, a whole group of hunters sets upon the pack…
    • A young man is selected to keep a fearful ‘beast’ company, living in a castle far out in the woods. Yet when he arrives, he finds not a beast, but the most gorgeous woman the land has ever seen… one who claims to be under a spell. She is not human and utterly despises this form, but the spell will not be broken until someone loves her for reasons beyond her appearance. This man, gentle and well-read, may one day look past her beauty and if he does, he may still love the ‘beast’ that then springs forth…
    • A princess is told by her father that she must marry and a ball is planned to find her a husband. Angry and panicking, she flees to the edge of her kingdom where she finds a young man, living with two brothers and an abusive stepfather. These fast friends hatch a scheme: the princess will take one of the man’s shoes, claim it belong to her one true love, and send her father on a fool’s errand to find the ‘prince’ to which it belongs. In return she will help the man escape his family, if he wishes, at least for one night - at the ball. But when they dance together, more than friendship might form…

    • Don’t be scared. Don’t give them anything, not even your fear.
    • I really like the idea of mermaids bringing their witch girlfriends the ingredients they need for potions from the bottom of the sea.
    • Royal plot where a princess has an arranged marriage and when she goes to meet the prince he’s aight and all but damn his sister is hella cute and royal sneaking around lesbian princesses
    • They made you into a weapon and told you to find peace
    • What if clouds and lakes switched spots and every time you looked up you’d see waves being pulled by the moon and we’d wade through the clouds on a hot day. What if birds grew grass and the ground grew feathers. What if flowers were as tall as trees and trees as small as flowers.
    • Imagine if the oceans were replaced by forests and if you went into the forest the trees would get taller the deeper you went and there’d be thousands of undiscovered species and you could effectively walk across the ocean but the deeper you went, the darker it would be and the animals would get progressively scarier and more dangerous and instead of whales there’d be giant deer and just wow
    • Bones dusted with liberal sprinklings of rock from space. We’re carrying the weight of a thousand moons on our shoulders. Stooped and aching, we’ve forgotten how to be human.
    • I want someone to write a book where Mermaids are the women thrown off ships when the sailors got afraid because having a woman on the boat is bad luck. And as they sink to the bottom, legs tied together, they change slowly until they can breathe, until they can use their tied up legs to swim. And they drown sailors in revenge, luring them in by singing in their husky voices still stinging from the salt water they breathed.
    May 4th, 2016 at 05:53pm
  • bellamy blake

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    From I Wrote This For You:

    - "Remember, there's a map beneath your skin and all your veins are rivers, there's directions and instructions written in secret on your bones, there's a star you can't see that shines in a North you'll never know.

    And a secret current, beneath the waves, that carries you to the end of you."

    - "The only reason I hate you now is because I loved you then."

    - "This. This is what happens when you talk like a stranger to the person you once loved."
    May 8th, 2016 at 03:45am
  • squidward tentacles.

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    "It's not perfect here between us, even angels have their demons-" Burn With You by Lea Michele

    Found these on Pinterest and Tumblr.
    • I stroked her tear-stained cheek. Her eyes met mine and I did my best to remember them because I knew, after today, I'd never see her again.
    • His voice brought back memories of dark rooms and broken bones.
    • Our parents told us stories of what the cities were like when they were full of people.
    • This is the story of the girl that was. This is the story of how I destroyed her.
    May 13th, 2016 at 09:03pm
  • dawn of light

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    Write about :

    - Two people seeing each other for the first time
    - Something so sweet, it makes your teeth hurt
    - Imagine you are someone's shadow for a day
    May 19th, 2016 at 01:34am
  • dawn of light

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    story prompts
    • put a twist on a cliché
    • write in the time of the 1910s
    • include a hamburger in your story

    poem prompts
    • write a poem to your family
    • write about how you felt a year ago
    • write what you hear without saying the words "hear(d) or listen"
    July 4th, 2016 at 12:36pm
  • kaul hilo

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    Story prompts are taken from my tumblr, poem prompts made by me~

    STORY PROMPTS:
    - You know what I love? Redemptive story arcs. I love characters who fuck up. Who know they’ve fucked up, and it’s not because of something they couldn’t control or didn’t know - it’s because of their own choices. And I love it when they are brave enough to stand up and say “I was wrong”, and then they spend forever trying to undo what they did. To me that’s more important than heroes who never screw up, because I’m not perfect, so when I screw up and need the courage to admit it, I need people to look to who did the same thing.

    - I’m sick of magical worlds with no technology. I want fairy run coffee shops where you can get a latte with a shot of charisma, because you’ve got a big presentation you’re worried about, or witches working at Apple selling phones that automatically appear in your pocket if you accidentally leave it somewhere, or psychics running hair salons who always know how you want your hair to look, or aura reader therapists. I just really want normalized magic in modern society

    - so what about a soulmate AU based on the five senses, so everyone finds their soulmate through one of the five sense; taste, touch, smell, sight or sound. Some people can hear laughter or snatches of unfamiliar words, while others almost catch a glimpse of a person who isn’t there. Ghost touches are also common, or feeling warm when it isn’t. People getting tricked into waking up to the smell of coffee but then remembering they are living alone. People having certain foods explode with flavours that make them think of a home they haven’t yet found.

    POEM PROMPTS:
    - Pick a colour and write about it, as if you are describing it to someone who has never seen that colour.
    - Write about a transformation of some kind.
    - Write something based around time, even if only subtle.
    - Describe people you have seen or encountered through your poetry.
    August 7th, 2016 at 10:17pm
  • Katie Mosing

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    Story Prompts

    - "If it bleeds we can kill it."
    - "And everything seemed to be going so well."
    - "It’s become appallingly clear that our technology has surpassed our humanity."
    - "You can help me. Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. Do you understand?"
    - "Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people."

    Poem Prompts

    - a great hero's mother
    - growing from tragedy or trauma
    - lies you told
    - if we were big
    August 9th, 2016 at 08:27pm
  • aubs

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    story prompt
    • Find a book. Turn to page 48 and write a story using the first sentence on that page.
    • "Clean yourself up before anyone of importance sees you."
    poem prompt
    • Describe a character falling love. Then describe that same character falling out of love.
    • What you wish you could say
    August 23rd, 2016 at 12:48am
  • squidward tentacles.

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    -Humans are wiped out in a war against aliens but our A.I. weapons and soldiers manage to claim victory, after which the machines come to worship humans as their gods. Millennia later, they find a single human, locked away in suspended animation...

    -The Knights that have been sent to defeat the dark lord have failed. In a last ditch effort, the Jester is sent to finish the task.

    -It's 1956 and the Russians just launched a small dog named Toto into outer space. In an American insane asylum, a little girl named Dorothy is pissed.

    -An experimental mission is sent to a distant planet. The crew will travel in stasis and reach their destination in 100 years. After 150 years and no signals the crew is presumed lost. 1,000 years later, one of the mission computers springs to life in its museum exhibit.

    -In a world where superpowers are not uncommon, you have a peculiar ability. You can manifest your emotions into warriors to fight for you. Despite it being odd and unheard of, you are actually quite powerful. You, however, are not a hero. You're a villain.

    -In the end it wasn't plague nor poison that killed us. Hope, was the finishing blow.
    September 5th, 2016 at 08:55pm
  • RoCk_PrInCeSs_PR

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    Story Prompts
    1. Retell a fairy tale from the villain's point of view
    2. Sometimes we wonder what it would be like if we could fly. Imagine that you woke up one morning and were able to fly. Write a story about where you went and what you did.
    3. Write a story about a ride in a hot air balloon.

    Poem Prompts
    4. a pregnant woman describing how she feels within the stages of pregnancy
    5. a person who suffers a disability and describes how she/he doesn’t give up on anything
    6. Recall a time you felt disappointed about something and describe the experience.
    September 10th, 2016 at 12:58am
  • Brittt

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    Story Prompts:
    -She's here to return the car.
    -I don't care what you want anymore.

    Poem Prompts:
    -Your first heartbreak
    -Firsts
    September 12th, 2016 at 10:39pm
  • Lover of Polka Dots

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    "He/She was the kind of person who solved math problems with an ink pen. I hated it."
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    "He/She was the kind of person who solved math problems with an ink pen. I loved it."
    September 17th, 2017 at 08:20pm
  • kala83

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    seriously thinking of doing a dr.who/firefly cross over.
    February 28th, 2019 at 04:57am