Triple F: Can’t Nail It Down…

How’s your week been? Here’s hoping by next week that my throat/voice issues will be 99% or more done with.

Anyway, let’s get to it. Today is Fabulous Fiction Friday, so it’s writing prompt time.

This weekend is also the end of Daylight Savings Time, so by this Monday, depending on your region, everything will seem to be happening an hour earlier. Which is an interesting proposition if we’re talking fiction, of course.

Your prompt for this week’s Triple F is:

Your character is in a world where they can’t predict the timing of one thing. What is it, and what happens?

All right. So we’ve got one plot point about one thing, as well as character, gender, backstory, and what-have-ya that are left to you to make up. (Not to mention the one thing and its impact.)

How about Clark can’t predict the timing of his alarm? Sure he sets it for 6 a.m., but what if it goes off at 7:15 one day, and 5:45 the next? And what if he’s triply sure to check everything before he goes to bed that it’s set for the time it’s supposed to go off? Are solar flares doing something? Or a mischievous fairy colony? What if it’s some interstellar traveler who wants him to notice her? Why would that be? Does she need help? Or does she thrive on unpredictability? (Hmm, I might have to take my own medicine on this one.)

Okay, how about Leslie? She’s usually really spontaneous, but she’s having a problem trying to figure out her work schedule. This could cause tons of havoc. If her boss keeps accusing her of being late, and her coworkers haven’t screwed up (which she’d have to determine wasn’t the case before moving on to other possibilities), what could it be? If her boss isn’t a jerk or trying to get her fired, is Clark from the previous paragraph trying to get her fired? Why would he be such a jerk? Is he just mixing up stuff. Is the office with the schedule shared, so that people from different wings are getting their schedules confused?

That’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling.

November 2017 is just underway here. Let’s make it great.

Make it a good 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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