Triple F: It Is, but Maybe It Isn’t?

How’s your week been? Mine’s been interesting–finishing up mowing, releasing my first nonfiction book, and what-have-ya.

Today’s Friday, and as you all (might) know, that means Triple F and a fiction prompt.

Because today is Friday the 14th (ha!) I thought we’d have a little fun with that.

So this week’s Fabulous Fiction Friday prompt is:

Your character thinks it’s a day that it really isn’t. What hilarious consequences could that cause?

All right, so for fiction, we’ve got no character, setting, and barely a plot point. So gender, backstory, and what-have-ya is up to you.

(And I’ve been in this prompt’s situation myself, usually because of vacations that didn’t end right on a Sunday for some reason–has that ever happened to you?).

You would also have to induce some kind of other piece here to make sure that the character couldn’t prevent the consequences (something like checking their phone or some other technique to keep them on schedule).

Anyway, how about…

A guy thinks it’s the day of his wedding, and it really isn’t? So he’s getting all ready, taking a taxi, only to find the church empty. What would he think? Or did something happen as a practical joke by the best man to make him think it was his wedding day, and it isn’t? Why would he do that, and what’s the aftermath?

Or maybe a girl is in a society that treats every day as one that it isn’t, and so when she’s “on time,” thinking of things as the day it really is, everyone else says she’s wrong? I said “hilarious” consequences, but they don’t necessarily have to be, if this is some kind of dystopian setting. What if she’s trying to communicate with a receptionist, or maybe tech support over the phone? Sometimes that’s hard enough as it is, but with this “wrong day” angle, maybe she’s trying to call on some day she’s not supposed to, but only according to everyone else in society who seem to have it all backward…

All right, that’s about good to give the mental snowball a shove down the hill, if you know what I mean.

October is about halfway through. I hope you’re making it a great one.

Make it an awesome weekend, with good memories, all right?

Until next time,



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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