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    Posted: 19 May 2021 at 7:02am

Anyone else interested in practicing by writing & posting some stories based on the assignments of groups other than their own, just for fun while we wait for R1 results?

I'm in G34, but I recently wrote stories for two different groups after seeing their assignments (mostly to practice with the unfamiliar genre).


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I'm interested, this sounds like fun! I'm only briefly procrastinating from work at moment, but will have a read of yours and add in my own very soon :)

Would anyone have a handy list of all the prompts in one place?


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Your ghost story one is great! Well done! 
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I'm like 'They got 'grooming a horse?' But I haven't tried writing it yet!
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Just the master list posts in the Microfiction 100 Review forum.
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Turns out writing good stories is a lot harder than writing bad stories... Here's a combined list of all the groups though for anyone that wants to try a different prompt :) I sorted by genre here.


Action and/or Adventure
6 - Action and/or Adventure / Opening a door / separate
21 - Action and/or Adventure / Punching / scale
29 - Action and/or Adventure / hanging laundry / start
34 - Action and/or Adventure / Pulling an all-nighter / south
42 - Action and/or Adventure / Listening to music / crawl
50 - Action and/or Adventure / Smoking a pipe / mend
55 - Action and/or Adventure / Chewing / avoid
60 - Action and/or Adventure / Sharpening a knife / center
102 - Action and/or Adventure / Measuring something / Import
108 - Action and/or Adventure / Eating cake / Distance

Comedy
1 - Comedy / Making a list / claim
3 - Comedy / Chopping a vegetable / hyper
10 - Comedy / Applying for a job / ground
17 - Comedy / Breaking a record / delicate
63 - Comedy / Getting pushed into water / delight
82 - Comedy / Giving a compliment / Range
89 - Comedy / Waiting / Automatic
92 - Comedy / Turning up the volume / Patch
104 - Comedy / Window shopping / Burn
105 - Comedy / Flying in an airplane / Bind

Drama
20 - Drama / Going up an escalator / dissolve
28 - Drama / Losing a bet / delete
30 - Drama / Smiling / cinema
31 - Drama / Racing / union
32 - Drama / Smoothing out a wrinkle / amber
54 - Drama / Bumping into someone / version
68 - Drama / Eating steak / frequent
71 - Drama / Playing a musical instrument / friendly
72 - Drama / Hiding money / gate
98 - Drama / Wrestling / Neutral

Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy
18 - Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy / Clenching a fist / judge
23 - Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy / Picking berries / lean
27 - Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy / Delivering food / pose
36 - Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy / Squatting / pile
38 - Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy / Memorizing / ambush
51 - Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy / Putting on jewelry / tame
57 - Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy / Getting stung by a bee / moon
84 - Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy / Grooming a horse / Whole
96 - Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy / Changing an outfit / Glide
110 - Fairy Tale and/or Fantasy / Losing balance / Still

Ghost Story
12 - Ghost Story / Singing / shy
14 - Ghost Story / Unlocking something / ideal
19 - Ghost Story / Tapping a foot / froze
39 - Ghost Story / Braiding hair / reach
48 - Ghost Story / Picking flowers / pinch
59 - Ghost Story / Skipping a stone / ticket
61 - Ghost Story / Being late for dinner / exhaust
67 - Ghost Story / Sweeping a floor / undone
74 - Ghost Story / Making a donation / Vent
90 - Ghost Story / Sighing / Patient

Historical Fiction
7 - Historical Fiction / Getting out of bed / cost
13 - Historical Fiction / Folding clothes / rose
25 - Historical Fiction / Running out of fuel / raid
33 - Historical Fiction / Bidding on an item at an auction / strong
37 - Historical Fiction / Painting a house / loan
41 - Historical Fiction / Putting salt on something / ounce
45 - Historical Fiction / Closing a window / buckle
70 - Historical Fiction / Kicking something / little
76 - Historical Fiction / Wiggling toes / Waste
80 - Historical Fiction / Opening a can of food / Green

Horror
47 - Horror / Using a credit card / sweat
56 - Horror / Looking at the stars / digital
66 - Horror / Shuffling cards / wind
69 - Horror / Shaving a beard / filter
73 - Horror / Planning a wedding / Provide
75 - Horror / Blowing out a candle / North
83 - Horror / Relaxing / Hundred
86 - Horror / Hiking a mountain / Heat
88 - Horror / Proposing marriage / Giant
103 - Horror / Using a flashlight / Ability

Romance
4 - Romance / Cleaning a room / candid
8 - Romance / Riding a train / simple
49 - Romance / Taking advice / mask
78 - Romance / Making an apology / Vivid
93 - Romance / Asking for help / Chief
94 - Romance / Cooking / Rank
99 - Romance / Waking up / Brittle
100 - Romance / Crossing a bridge / Phase
101 - Romance / Tying shoelaces / Deal
106 - Romance / Jumping / Cell

Romantic Comedy
9 - Romantic Comedy / Putting on a hat / amount
22 - Romantic Comedy / Eating candy / accurate
24 - Romantic Comedy / Adopting a pet / snap
40 - Romantic Comedy / Hanging up a jacket / commute
44 - Romantic Comedy / Putting on a seatbelt / party
52 - Romantic Comedy / Going through a car wash / teach
85 - Romantic Comedy / Crumpling up paper / Steady
91 - Romantic Comedy / Getting an xray / Bask
97 - Romantic Comedy / Improvising / Comfort
107 - Romantic Comedy / Honking a horn / Restrict

SciFi
2 - SciFi / Throwing a ball / scenic
5 - SciFi / Turning on a light / emerge
15 - SciFi / Ordering pizza / count
16 - SciFi / Watching television / smooth
26 - SciFi / Jogging / spill
43 - SciFi / Seeing a rainbow / micro
53 - SciFi / Blushing / churn
58 - SciFi / Tanning / motion
64 - SciFi / Whale watching / fault
79 - SciFi / Paying an overdue bill / Bottom

Suspense and/or Thriller
11 - Suspense  and/or Thriller / Sprinting / beyond
35 - Suspense  and/or Thriller / Answering a phone / prove
46 - Suspense  and/or Thriller / Driving through a red light / diet
62 - Suspense  and/or Thriller / Treading water / trick
65 - Suspense  and/or Thriller / Trespassing / prepare
77 - Suspense  and/or Thriller / Playing tennis / Zip
81 - Suspense  and/or Thriller / Breaking a promise / Hammer
87 - Suspense  and/or Thriller / Tiptoeing / Carry
95 - Suspense  and/or Thriller / Screaming / Aerial
109 - Suspense  and/or Thriller / Grinning / Inform


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Originally posted by ladyofcats ladyofcats wrote:

Turns out writing good stories is a lot harder than writing bad stories... Here's a combined list of all the groups though for anyone that wants to try a different prompt :) I sorted by genre here.

This is amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing. I was planning to go through and grab the prompts, so I'm happy I stopped here first. You saved me so much time!
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Originally posted by wisemel wisemel wrote:

You saved me so much time!

Glad it came in handy, thankyou!

Here's my attempt at what may or may not count as a Romantic Comedy:

85 - Romantic Comedy / Crumpling up paper / Steady


Dymo Love

It was his own fault, really. He'd thought the label-maker would be fun - she loved categorisation. Hands unsteady, he’d embossed his love into every ‘click’.

If only he hadn’t lost his place. Distracted by her enquiring smile, he’d missed a letter.

They had their labels now alright - her a jilter, him a hot mess. A crumpled page of unspoken vows discovered outside the church. Now, he stared blurrily at the faded black tape stuck on the fridge, raised letters still visible in bone-white.

"WILL YOU MARR ME?"

And her response aligned neatly below, "OF COURSE."


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Originally posted by ladyofcats ladyofcats wrote:


Here's my attempt at what may or may not count as a Romantic Comedy:

85 - Romantic Comedy / Crumpling up paper / Steady


Dymo Love

It was his own fault, really. He'd thought the label-maker would be fun - she loved categorisation. Hands unsteady, he’d embossed his love into every ‘click’.

If only he hadn’t lost his place. Distracted by her enquiring smile, he’d missed a letter.

They had their labels now alright - her a jilter, him a hot mess. A crumpled page of unspoken vows discovered outside the church. Now, he stared blurrily at the faded black tape stuck on the fridge, raised letters still visible in bone-white.

"WILL YOU MARR ME?"

And her response aligned neatly below, "OF COURSE."


Oh, good for you! "Romantic comedy" is a genre that scares me. I need to practice with it...I don't even like to watch romcom movies...so this should be interesting.

I like the idea behind this one you did, but I'm not sure if it's romcom or dark comedy?! I need to read up on romcom conventions...In my head it's more a comedy of errors that comes together for the protag in the end...but I'm not basing that on anything except film-watching I've been forced to do. ;)

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Thanks for reading! You're probably right - the NYCM genre description says romcom is typically light and funny, and I think I would expect it to have a happy ending. Still if this comes across as any type of comedy I'm happy LOL
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