Triple F: Definitely Not a Prank Or Anything…

How’s your week been? I know it’s almost over, and that this is the first time this week I’ve posted. I was juggling an edit, going back and forth with my internet provider (which should finally be solved now–despite earlier reports I’d made that it had been resolved sooner), and some other things, and dropped the blog ball.

So anyway…this is Friday, which means Triple F and a writing prompt.

I thought a bit about April Fools Day, and about pranks (which I don’t do–mainly because I’m extremely easy to sneak up on–I call it an abundance of concentration–and I wouldn’t want people to do strange things to get me scared, wet, or what-have-ya). I’m also super-confused by people calling pranks “practical jokes.” Maybe their definition of practical and mine are different? That’s probably it.

So here we go:

Your character tries to play a prank, and it backfires. What happens now?

So many things could happen, for sure. We’ve got barely a plot, and no points except for the failed prank.

You’d have to come up with character gender, background, what the prank is, why it failed…so pretty much everything. A lot of flexibility–including the prank aftermath.

How about:

A guy sets a bucket of water over someone’s door, and they find out and switch it to the prankster’s door. Then to get back at them for almost getting party #2 soaked, party #2, this someone, prank calls someone the water-bucket dude cares about, and gets a date canceled.

Or, some girl puts a bunch of rocks in a guy’s backpack, only to find out he took them out, but still acts like they’re in there. When he springs the failure on her, he says he admires her for trying to do it, because in his circles being pranked is a sign of respect.

That’s about enough to get you started–sometimes I would think an aftermath of a tidal wave of embarrassment would be enough in this kind of situation.

April’s here, and March 2016 is part of history.

Make it a great weekend, with good memories, all right?

Until next time,

Ty

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About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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