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    The Real Story of History

    The Real Story of History

     Oct 19, 2017

    Write about a character who is transported back in time to a major historical event, only to find it happened completely differently than recorded history says.

    Historical

    Singles Cruise

    Singles Cruise

     Oct 12, 2017

    When sea levels rise suddenly and dramatically, cities are wiped out, leaving the passengers aboard a singles cruise with no port to return to. How do they cope?

    Characters, Settings

    The Endless Road

    The Endless Road

     Oct 05, 2017

    Driving down a long prairie highway, a young couple expects to come across a gas station soon. But as they continue driving, there are no road signs, no mile markers, and they haven’t passed another car in hours. What’s going on?

    Suspense

    The Scavenger

    The Scavenger

     Sep 28, 2017

    An old man moves at a snail’s pace through an urban alley, wearing a wool cap and pushing a small cart ahead of him. He stops at each dumpster and bin, not looking for bottles or cans, but fishing out various odd items. Who is he, and what is he doing?

    Characters

    It’s 5 O’clock Someplace

    It’s 5 O’clock Someplace

     Sep 21, 2017

    On a rainy Tuesday afternoon, two women end up sitting next to each other at a small town bar. One is running from the law, and the other is a teddy bear salesperson. Write their interaction.

    Characters, Dialog

    Kiss of the Sun

    Kiss of the Sun

     Sep 14, 2017

    She was never allowed to see the sun. Unbeknownst to her, if sunlight ever touched her skin, something beautiful and terrible would happen...

    Characters, Suspense

    Pipeline Controversy

    Pipeline Controversy

     Sep 07, 2017

    Protesters face off against workers constructing an oil pipeline through a national park. Write about an identical situation from the point of view of someone on each side.

    Conflict, Point of View (POV)

    The Fix Ups

    The Fix Ups

     Aug 22, 2017

    After a series of failed romances, a man in his thirties agrees to go on three blind dates arranged for him by the three most important women in his life: his mother, his boss, and his ex-girlfriend, who is also the mother of his child.


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