So guess what. Chris is writing a choose-your-own men’s adventure serial with a touch of steampunk! Once you stop drooling, head over there to read part one, then read and vote on part two, which includes three of last week’s prompts.
“I worry a lot about the dysfunction of my characters being taken as an approval of dysfunction in relationships.…One can avoid idealizing the flaws, sure, but how does one accept that humans and relationships are flawed without sending out the message that people should be satisfied with potentially abusive relationships…without seeming to say ‘look at the nice romance you can have with people who have X dangerous flaws’?”
There are none. Read the prompts, get inspired, write something. No word count minimum or maximum. You don’t have to include the exact prompt in your piece, and you can interpret the prompt(s) any way you like.
I felt awkward as the photographer told me to turn my head this way and that, and our production director played AC/DC from her iPhone to set the mood. Between instructions, the photographer kept up small talk about Jethro Tull and praised my modeling abilities. “You’re a natural!” he said.
I think maybe the best days are the ones in which you are just happy for no particular reason. Of course, I have a million everyday reasons to be happy, but I don’t always feel the effects, if you know what I mean. I’ve just been in a good mood lately, and I’m so grateful for that.
Even when I realize I am dreaming, I can rarely think of anything cool to do in the dream. The other day I couldn’t dial my phone and realized I was dreaming, so all I did was try to wake up. Argh! What do y’all do in lucid dreams? Fly? Meet fictional characters? Or whatever random thing you can think of?
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