How’s your week been so far? Because of the writing and the interview I did this week, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about the future (it’s unusual for writers to think, yes, I know).
Or maybe it was because I read a bunch of deep manly stuff today because of a job board post in a Facebook group I’m a member of (no less–the dude wanted advertorial writers, and he gave a couple examples, some of which I read).
That’s why I do my best to keep my eyes open for inspiration–never know where it comes from.
Anyway, let’s get to it.
It is Friday after all, and around here, that means Fabulous Fiction Friday, and a prompt for you. Sometimes I put a strange twist on my life events to get to these prompts.
For this week, your prompt for Triple F is:
Your character is in an interview and something happens.
All right–just a plot point. We got no backstory, gender, setting, none of that jazz. So you’ll have to create it, which means what you create will mix together and influence everything.
All right, so Connie is being interviewed by an alien species, let’s say (and no this is NOT prep for eating her, or all of humanity). What if the translation process breaks down, and these aliens thrive on knowledge, like food? Will they die? What happens then? If Connie can’t be heard, an entire galaxy could be wiped out. Is she motivated to help them, though? Or is she the suspicious type? Or maybe she’s not, but she got approached on the street, on the first day of her job checking out a space station with 200 species on it, on behalf of all of humanity, and she’s feeling a bunch of pressure because her youngest daughter is sick and she needs the money, but doesn’t know just what she’s doing yet, because the universe is constantly shifting in some destructive way.
Or maybe Dexter is living on the street, and he gets interviewed by a reporter. It’s obvious to everyone he’s on the street, but why is he there? Is he in a bad situation? What if one of his old crime buddies recognizes him, and wants to get revenge? Now a dangerous dude is close to a reporter who doesn’t know a lot about anything. What would Dexter do to stop it? Would playing dumb work? If not, what would happen next?
That’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling down the hill, I’m figuring.
One more full week and a little more, and July 2017 is over.
Make it a great weekend, with good memories, all right?
Until next time (and week),