Triple F: Nothing’s the Same…but Why Does That Matter?

How’s your week been so far? In all the hubbub, I forgot to write about the client interaction I mentioned. I’ll write a note, and try to get something together next week. But for today…

Let’s get to it.

This is Fabulous Fiction Friday, which means a prompt for you. I’ve discussed other motivations in previous Triple F’s, so I don’t have to hammer that here, I don’t think. I will say that this one is a combination of wondering about previous places I’ve lived and a cat who lives in a doghouse.

Your prompt for this week’s Triple F is:

Your character goes back to a place and nothing is the same. What’s changed, and why is that important?

Almost no specifics, check. Tiny plot point, check. Conflict, check.

Now it’s time to fiction because that sounds like a great mix for creativity.

I’ll try not to go the normal people/normal things route, but I won’t promise anything.

We could have:

Sylvia, who can control objects with her mind, goes back to her childhood asteroid, only to find out that her powers don’t work. What happened? Did some kind of special artifact get moved? Was some sort of burial ground disturbed? And is she the kind of being to figure things out on her own, get help, or try to adjust to life with no powers?

Or Brett could return to his hometown to find his old house replaced by a mini mall. And since he doesn’t live there anymore, it may not matter–until he discovers that a corporation finagled his aging parents while he was overseas, a government swooped in, or what-have-ya.

That would be up to you–including the research to make that credible, if this was a normal people and things story (which I gave no indication it actually wasn’t–darn it).

That’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling.

The first week of December 2017 is officially over.

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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