Triple F: It’s Done…

Hope your week’s gone well. Let’s get to it for today.

I forgot to mention that the Internet finally got fixed last Wednesday–ending about a month of mystified frustration.

It turns out our router’s address and the address the internet people had on file were different for some reason, which meant they kept missing each other and couldn’t communicate correctly.

So that’s fixed, which is awesome.

Which is what I’d like to use for inspiration (getting a solution, not getting fixed).

For this week’s Triple F, aka Fabulous Fiction Friday, your prompt is:

Your character has a complex problem fixed by a simple solution.

In my world, sometimes vague = opportunity. We’ve got one plot point, and nothing else–so gender, backstory, conflict, and what-have-ya will all be up to you.

You’d also have to figure out WHO fixes this problem. It could be your character, or someone (or something) else entirely. And me being me, I wasn’t thinking about stuff like light bulbs or loose wiring (although you’re welcome to do that).

Something like:

The warp drive on Selene’s spaceship is jammed. The diagnostics are running fine…until she realizes that space goo has cooled down one of the nodes in the diagnostics transmitter, causing a faulty reading. A couple twists of her heated drill, and the goo is gone. You’d have to put conflict and a bigger problem around that–maybe she’s frantically running diagnostics because she’s being chased by space pirates after her cargo–who happens to be an interdimensional being skilled in alchemy, or something.

Or maybe the matter transporter in Colin’s 41st century office building isn’t working, and people are ending up merged with pens and printers by accident. Maybe something’s in the teleporter with them, or puts something in there–like a 68th century equivalent of a gremlin or what-have-ya?

All right, that’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling.

June 2017 has one more week in it.

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

Until next time (and week),



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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