Triple F: Tried It and It Didn’t Work…

How’s it going? The weekend’s just about here. I’ve been doing some scripting, and a little bit of fiction writing (the fiction’s my own stuff). And I got another hefty piece of evidence reinforcing that I should never jump to conclusions (but I’ll have to make that the subject of another post).

(And after doing some research and combining cheap gear with what I already had, fighting those birds from Bird Creature Pixels, and Your Writing wasn’t bad at all).

Because today is Fabulous Fiction Friday/Triple F. And that means a prompt for you.

So, based on a bit a computer fix I tried but didn’t have it work (which I should also put as another post), your prompt for this week is:

Your character tries a solution to a problem and it doesn’t work.

Okay. Teeny plot point, and pretty much nothing else. Which means you’ll have to come up with the gender and backstory of this character, what the problem and solution are, why the solution flops, and what-have-ya. Minor conflict, or major? Up to you, but I’ll be honest…I wasn’t thinking of a character getting a hangnail on the day of a job interview.

How about:

Chad is trying to figure out how to get rid of glasses because he thinks they’re annoying (not the ones people drink out of–people usually just drink from the container to solve that deal). Anyway, what if he’s a neuroscientist, and he experiments on himself to make it so his eyes can see better? Only instead of seeing everything better, he sees at the microscopic level because his eyes are now the size of baseballs?

Or maybe Sophie wants to figure out how to get to the next dimension for her homework on time travel. She’s studying an ancient civilization and realizes they settled right outside her town, 10,000 years ago. So, despite her customs and laws, she travels back there, only to find that there’s nothing there–and she can prove it. But if time travel is against the law, will anybody believe her, or will they think she’s so desperate for success she’d lie about anything she could? And if the history books are wrong, could her society be lying to her about other things, too?

That’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling down the hill, I figure.

We’ve got just under 2 weeks of August 2017 left. Make it great.

And make it a great weekend, too, 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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