Triple F: The Same, but in Reverse…

How’s your week been? Monday was the start of a whole new year, and it was probably rocky (the inner feeling, not the iconic movie boxer).

Let’s get to it.

Today is Friday, and for you all who don’t know, that means a fiction prompt for you, based on what I’m thinking or what’s going on with me at the time. I believe more in goals (and pizza) than resolutions. But resolutions can be written down, and intended to be a certain way for the character.

Which writers (you and me, of course) can then mess with.

Your prompt for this week’s Triple F (the first of 2018) is:

Your character’s resolutions happen for them in reverse order.

And there’s almost nothing here to deal with except for that one point–so gender, backstory, what the character resolves to do, why the order is important, and what-have-ya are going to be up to you here.

Not to mention putting together why the resolutions happen out of order.

Something like:

Vic wants to lose weight, get a new car, and then a dog. Maybe he thinks getting a dog will be more of a hassle and puts it later on the list. What if a dog is left on his doorstep, or wanders into his yard? If he just can’t bring himself to park the little guy or girl at the puppy adoption place, the pet might give him the exercise he was intending to get first. (Unless, of course, the dog is an alien ambassador trying to communicate–which the science fiction/fantasy writer in me wouldn’t let me skip putting in there.)

Or how about Allison? Maybe she wants to eat out less, make more money, and get out of debt. Yes, I’m doing regular people/regular things here, which is a bit odd. Okay, how does she get out of debt? Does a stranger drop off an envelope with a wad of money in it? Who are they and why? It seems like a bolt out of the blue solution…unless the money causes more problems than it solves.

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

We’ve barely got 2018 started–we’re just about through one week. Keep your momentum going.

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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