Triple F: I’d Rather Be Elsewhere…

How’s your week been? The weekend’s almost here, and there’s a little something that happens around here at about this time…

Let’s get to it.

Super snowy out, super-warm, icy paths, and what-have-ya–seems like there’s been a lot of weather stuff going around lately. I forgot to reflect a bit on what else actually happened this week.

My brother told me he had his worst podcast appearance ever. The details are the subject of another post, so I won’t go into those here. That one slice is just enough for our purposes here for Fabulous Fiction Friday.

Your prompt for this week’s Triple F is:

Your character is stuck in a conversation they don’t want to be in.

I seem to have a lot of tiny plot points with no gender, backstory, or what-have-ya to build on. For some reason I enjoy things that way. I should branch out–maybe I will…someday.

(But that’s not this day, or course.) A big part of this will be figuring out why the character doesn’t like this conversation–are they bored? Uncomfortable? Shy? Stuck up? Insecure? Any of a dozen other things we could name?

Now we fiction…

Maybe Emily doesn’t want to be on a date with some guy–because interplanetary adventurers talk way too much about themselves, and this one’s all talk, talk, talk. She’d rather be at home, playing with her hellcats and thwarting supervillainy.

Or it could be Brad’s on the phone with Sylvia, his girlfriend, and she’s complaining about something. Maybe it’s the push he needs to tell her they’re through, since he’s been thinking about it for a long time.

Or, maybe he’s just a jerk who’s only interested in how much time he’s wasting exploring others’ feelings (it sucks, but there are some like that).

If she could read minds, maybe Sylvia would dump Brad.

Of course, where you take this prompt is up to you.

That’s enough to get the mental snowball rolling down the hill (even though there’s almost no actual snow outside where I am now).

In about a week, February 2018 is 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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