Triple F: It Broke…Now What?

How’s your week been? We’ve got a little bit left, and except for the return of the siding guys, the start of a new back stoop overhang they’re building, and computer problems that may still be lingering, waiting to lunge at me from a dark corner, this week’s been pretty normal.

Oh, and there was the cold (nothing compared to Alaska, of course).

Anyway, let’s get to it.

Today is Friday, and that’s Fabulous Fiction Friday around here. I could drone on and on about using ammo from my own life, but I think you know I do that already.

Your prompt for this week’s Triple F is:

Your character pulls the cord on a set of blinds, and it breaks, creating a chain reaction that ruins the whole thing. What happens now?

(And by the way, I don’t recall breaking blinds this way, myself. I’ve broken plenty of stuff, but this is just me imagining what could happen.)

And now we fiction. (It’s interesting to use nouns as verbs sometimes, isn’t it?)

Anyhow, gender, backstory, and what-have-ya will be up to you on this one. You’ll also have to determine if/when/why the character replaces the blinds.

What if:

Leslie breaks the blinds, and finds out her allergies aren’t acting up as much in her apartment? Is it a function of the weather, or were those things collecting dust she was breathing in constantly?

How about Aaron breaks the blinds, and then replaces them, only to figure out he was just in time to be protected from a solar storm he didn’t know was coming? (It’ll be up to you to supply where Aaron is that makes it so he even has to worry about that, or why he’s ignorant of something so dangerous).

That’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling.

November 2017 is about 1/3 gone, as of today.

Make it a great rest of the month, and 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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