How’s your week been? We’ve still got a bit left of it, and you know what that means…
Let’s get to it.
Along with starting a new campaign of Dungeons and Dragons, reaching out to various writing opportunities that cropped up, and what-have-ya, I didn’t get a chance to reflect on something that impacted me (though I will say nowhere near as much as some others).
Which was the passing of Stan Lee–arguably (or probably unarguably) the most famous comic book/pop culture/superhero writer ever–considering he created most of the genre.
By the time I had time to think about it, the week was almost over. I may give it a post at some later time, though.
Today’s Friday, and that means Fabulous Fiction Friday and a prompt for you.
Your prompt for this week’s Triple F is:
Your character is trapped in a strange world, where everybody but them knows they’re on a secret mission.
(This is a bit of a mixing around of what happened in D&D last Wednesday, but I figured I’d run with it anyway.)
Okay, so no gender, backstory, or what-have-ya, just a plot point with details you’ll have to sneak in, here and there, so that readers pick up on things in hints. You’ll also have to figure out how the character finally realizes they have a secret mission, what it is, and how to complete it (unless everyone else is cursed or something not to blurt it out to them).
Maybe something like:
Laura always knew her coworkers were weird–telling her she was “too important to quit” and “they really needed her around.” Normal way to get someone to keep a boring job, she figured. But then heard a coworker say something in her house–across town…
Barry thought everything in his life was a joke–his parents telling him he’d grow up to save the world someday…didn’t all parents do that? Nothing else made sense, until some old man he’d never met said, “Your parents couldn’t tell you your own secret. No one originally from this town can. Since I’m not, there’s something you definitely need to know about this world…and about yourself.”
That’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling down the hill.
November 2018 is just barely halfway over now.
Make it a great weekend with good memories, all right?
Until next time (and week),