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    A Cashier In Tears

    A Cashier In Tears

     Feb 29, 2016

    You're shopping at the local grocery store. When it's your turn at the queue, you realize the cashier is trying to hold back tears. What do you do?

    Of course, you can write about any other character instead of yourself.

    For the sake of convenience, I've referred below to the cashier as a man, but of course it could also be a woman.

    Final Operation

    Final Operation

     Feb 29, 2016

    A young child comes out of the hospital, not only illness-free but with a new ability as well. What's her story?

    Wind Chimes at an Empty House

    Wind Chimes at an Empty House

     Feb 29, 2016

    Imagine wind chimes left tinkling on the porch of an empty house. Write the story surrounding them.

    The Power of Pictures

    The Power of Pictures

     Feb 29, 2016

    Write a story about a picture which exercises a strong influence over its subject.

    Oscar Wilde’s novel ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and Isaac Asimov’s short story ‘The Smile that Loses’ play with this idea in different ways.

    Old-Fashioned

    Old-Fashioned

     Feb 29, 2016

    Think of a modern character dressed in old-fashioned clothes. Write about the character.

    Lost

    Lost

     Feb 29, 2016

    You (or your character) are traveling far from home when you lose your way. There are people around, but they don't know you, you don't look like them, and you don't speak their language very well (or perhaps you don't speak it at all). What do you do?

    The Dream Peddler

    The Dream Peddler

     Feb 29, 2016

    She carries a bag of dreams for sale. There are people eager to buy--some, too, who'd like to sell her the dreams they have already.

    No One at the Door

    No One at the Door

     Feb 29, 2016

    A 12-year-old boy is spending the evening home alone for the first time. Someone keeps knocking at the front door, but every time he looks outside there is no one there.


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