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Originally posted by manifestlynot manifestlynot wrote:

Originally posted by steph9289 steph9289 wrote:

Originally posted by manifestlynot manifestlynot wrote:

Ugh, not really. I’m Fairy Tale / a farm / a birdcage. Writing a fairy tale without the heavy prose is hard and I don’t have space for a narrator. Grr.

I’ve got the characters down but they keep falling in love and this is leaning dangerously into romance. Lol


Heatmate!! :)

I am outlining my idea now!


I scrapped mine and am starting over. My lovers won't stay away from each other! They will have to live in another story. Good luck and happy writing!!


Hmmm I think there's quite a fair overlap between fairy tale and romance. If you think about it, a lot of the fairy tale stuff is about finding true love...

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Originally posted by Paula Paula wrote:

Hey, hey! Hope y'all doing well. It's been a while. Got exciting prompts this time: A Spy, a Coal Mine and butter (wonder what to do with that one). Need to come up with something fairly fast, as I am working on a longer feature atm...

That's funny, Spy in a Diamond Mine was one of the prompts for the most recent Flash challenge.  The powers that be must have a thing for Spy-mining.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Charlie272 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2019 at 3:26pm
Originally posted by NilesPerry NilesPerry wrote:

Sometimes, the obvious route is the best route... just add a couple unique spins on parts of it and roll with it. It sounds like you're overthinking things a bit.
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Thanks - you're absolutely right.  I found an angle that worked for me and have finished a draft.  I don't think I love it but I don't hate it either.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote kmachate Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2019 at 7:48pm
I've never written this genre (Action/Adventure) as a whole before. My last short had some a/a elements but was not the main premise. I think I did OK, and was able to pretty easily incorporate the location & item although it really made me have to decide between one of three primary locations.

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Originally posted by fioOxf fioOxf wrote:

Struggling to find an angle on battlefield as a location for a five page fantasy. Feels a bit epic or third-act

You and me both buddy. This will be my toughest one yet and it's only the first round!!!
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Originally posted by TheUsualSuspect TheUsualSuspect wrote:

Originally posted by fioOxf fioOxf wrote:

Struggling to find an angle on battlefield as a location for a five page fantasy. Feels a bit epic or third-act

You and me both buddy. This will be my toughest one yet and it's only the first round!!!


What if the battle happened ten centuries ago?  Still a battlefield...
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Originally posted by manifestlynot manifestlynot wrote:

Originally posted by stephenmatlock stephenmatlock wrote:

I didn't do anything last night when I opened the prompt. Political Satire | A Shooting Range | A Pump.

I did spend some time this morning thinking about various political situations without thinking how they tied in with the required prompts.

And then I just noodled around a bit to come up with something. I got a draft of seven pages, which I've gradually cut down to five.

At least I have that. Now to work on the "screenplay" part of it.

This is my dream prompt!! Excited to see what you come up with!


I'm actually surprised at what I turned out. I think this is only my second or third political satire in the NYCM Vale of Creative Sorrow.
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Still have never received Pol, and happy to never get it, though I have a story line for it set aside if it should ever befall me.

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Mystery is proving tough as anything to get into five pages. I started with a plan for what I realised would be a ten-pager at least. Thankfully I am worrying less about the location/item.
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I got Political Satire - Shooting Range - A Pump
Its the only thing that I really didn't want.
The struggle is real. :S
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