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  • pearlhunter

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    So I love writing prompts, especially the kind that give you a setting or premise and you get to bring the characters to life.
    So here are several prompts (courtesy of Writing Prompts That Don't Suck) that I thought would make for fun-to-write stories. I want you to write a short that is based on the prompt. It can be a one-shot, chaptered story, or any other format just as long as it follows the prompt.
    I'll admit the prompts are a bit strange, some more than others, but that’s the challenge; I want to see what you can make of them. I know Halloween is long gone but that's okay, throw in some Christmas spirit if you want. Just turn these strange ideas into wonderful, fantastic stories. Oh and the stranger you make it, the better!!

    Rules

    1. All Mibba rules apply
    2. Minimum word count 300 words, 2000 words maximum
    i) If you do make it longer than 2000 words (i.e. you make it into a chaptered story, I'll only be judging the first 2000 words)
    3. Two people per prompt, maximum two entries per person
    4. No fan fiction (original fiction only)
    5. No prewrites
    6. Anything goes. Any rating, but please rate accordingly.
    7. Let me know which prompt you're doing
    8. Please let me know if you drop out or change username

    Prompts

    1. Write about a door-to-door salesman who sells souls to demons in hell.

    2. Write a story in which office workers have to fight to the death for jobs (not necessarily through violent means, although that’s still okay).

    3. Write a story about someone who finds a cookbook with some pretty disturbing recipes

    4. Write a story about someone who is being relentlessly pursued by birds

    5. Write a story that takes place entirely in a public restroom

    6. Write about the creepiest coffee shop that ever existed. What happens there? How does it make people feel when they go there?

    7. Write a scifi or fantasy story about a new cola on the market that causes a huge stir. Does it cause a stir because it is delicious, magical, deadly, unusual, unremarkable or something else?

    8. Write a story about a massive cat colony and the one human who knows about its existence.

    Prizes

    1. An in depth comment on one story or poem of your choice
    2. A shorter comment on two stories or poems of your choice
    3. Two subscriptions to stories of your choosing
    4. Two recommendations and a subscription to stories of my choosing
    5. Links to two stories or poems in my signature for a month
    6. Link to your user page or profile in my signature for a month

    1st place picks 4
    2nd place picks 3
    3rd place picks 2

    Can be selected multiple times

    Deadline

    To enter: Jan 31st 2017 February 14th
    To submit: Jan 31st 2017 February 14th

    All entries will receive a comment

    Contestants

    Salesman
    Divided
    RebeccaLynnn

    Office Workers
    Queen of Suburbia

    Restroom
    aliens.

    Cola
    Brittt!

    Best of luck!!!

    PS I'm going to join in too. Obviously, I won't include mine in the judging but let's have some fun with this eh? ;)
    December 2nd, 2016 at 01:25am
  • ugly lights

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    I'd love to enter with 7 please! You can also put my name as Brittt! I'll be going back to that once Spirit Week is over!
    December 2nd, 2016 at 01:58am
  • Divided

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    Interesting prompts! Could I enter into Prompt 1 please? Very Happy
    Writing the character of a sleazy salesman sounds like fun. lmfao
    December 2nd, 2016 at 05:44am
  • pearlhunter

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    @ Dory
    @ Divided

    Your're both in!! :)
    December 2nd, 2016 at 10:32am
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    @ pearlhunter
    Could I enter with prompt 5, please?Cute
    December 2nd, 2016 at 01:32pm
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    @ aliens.
    Of course!! You're in too :)
    December 2nd, 2016 at 06:58pm
  • Queen of Suburbia

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    Can I enter with 2?
    January 8th, 2017 at 07:09pm
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    @ Queen of Suburbia
    Sure you can :)
    January 10th, 2017 at 01:18am
  • RebeccaLynnn

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    I'd love to enter using prompt #1. :)
    January 12th, 2017 at 08:41pm
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    @ RebeccaLynnn
    Of course, you've been added :)
    January 14th, 2017 at 11:38pm
  • Divided

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    I'm afraid I'm going to have to drop out, I'm really sorry! Good luck to all other contestants!
    January 26th, 2017 at 01:25pm
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    @ Divided
    Sorry to hear that, but don't worry about it, thanks for giving it a shot and entering :)
    January 27th, 2017 at 12:43am
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    @ ugly lights
    @ aliens.
    @ Queen of Suburbia
    @ RebeccaLynnn

    Just a reminder that the deadline's nearly here, Jan 31st
    Please let me know if you need to drop out or if you'd like an extension. Can't wait to read what you've got Cute
    January 27th, 2017 at 12:47am
  • RebeccaLynnn

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    @pearlhunter I never got a chance to post mine yesterday.
    And it's saved on my work computer.
    Would tomorrow morning be too late to post it??
    February 2nd, 2017 at 02:38am
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    @ RebeccaLynnn
    Don't worry about it, we've essentially run into overtime so just post it when you can. Just to keep it structured, I've added a couple weeks to the deadline. Thanks though for letting me know Cute
    February 2nd, 2017 at 10:35pm