(Monthly) Short Story Writing Prompts

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  1. Pyoo

    Pyoo ☀Summer Melody☀

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    *laughs at carm's overthinking*
    *rubs chin* that's a way~
     
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    Carm Writing a story somewhere.

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    I always overthink, it's kinda my thing.
    Well, more like, I'm a type of person to look deep down into the reasons behind people's choices, whether they are conscious of it or not (the reasons why they made their choice).
     
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    Zone Q11 『Axiel's Kouhai』『The Plebeian』『The Gas Mask』

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    Wait, what? What did I do?
    Because you came up first in my mind.
    FYI, I did not think a lot when I wrote your names.
     
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    A5G_Reaper [DCLXVI, sohyee, and iampsyx's cute imouto]

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    Aww you'll make me blush xoxo
     
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    Gitami Well-Known Member

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    Hmm.
    These stories have to be kept un erotic and not smut right?

    Welp, guess it's time for me to focus on translating that guro story instead of writing.
     
  6. Pyoo

    Pyoo ☀Summer Melody☀

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    WELL, sadly this forum is non-NSFW~ I'd have said "why not just write it and put heavy warnings" but if someone reports it that sucks.. @LaDyViL help!
     
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    Pyoo ☀Summer Melody☀

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    @Westeller T^T @LaDyViL didn't reply </3

    Also I think I'm gonna go with a retake (?) of a setting or character or story (idea) you've made before + a topic (can be runner up or a new topic depending on the amt of new topic we have) for November, and a merge of 2 runner ups for December~
     
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    Pyoo ☀Summer Melody☀

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    its almost time to end the voting period~

    The first place is set basically, but theres 2 second places~ id prefer only one :sweat:

    My plan for november is Nostalgic November, where you take a setting, character or story you've done before and retake it with a new theme. My plan is to use the runner ups there, unless we suddenly have a lot of new theme proposals.

    Then on December, it'll be a merge of 2 runner ups to end the year~ since itll end on dec 15 n the next one on jan 15.
    The plan for december is to have at least 2 rounds of voting~
     
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    brasca123 『Hell's Trainee Manager』

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    I-it's not the 15th yet! I still have time to write mine!!! >.<
     
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    Pyoo ☀Summer Melody☀

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    *cheers on you*
    Its fine even if latr too~

    *still drafting for Blind and Spoilers*
     
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    Pyoo ☀Summer Melody☀

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    You're the best specialist doctor in your region.
    Your loved one is in danger and only you can save them (or you only trust yourself to be skilled enough to save them)
    Technically doctors can't operate on their loved ones
    But you did it anyway

    Also this is interesting to write about:
     
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    Pyoo ☀Summer Melody☀

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    OCTOBER VOTING HAS ENDED!
    *drum roll*

    october.png

    The topic for October is~
    A Volunteer of Death
    A killer places an advertisement for a willing victim and finds one.

    We ask anyone participating to submit a short story (500-7500 words) based on that topic before the 15th of the month. Feel free to share/post your short story in the submission thread, and ask for criticism if you like!

    Have fun writing!!

    If you have any prompts for next months or other ideas in general, feel free to post it on this thread~!

    TAGS!

    More prompts for next time
    Deconstructed. Genre deconstruction! Take your most favourite (or most hated, your pick) genre and all its tropes and prepare to flip it upside down inside out and rightside left. Read this on deconstruction. (October vote runner up)
    A ghost from childhood. Some horrors never truly left us. I'm leaving this prompt as is, because honestly you can make it a psychological thing, the usual ghost story, or a happy ghost story of sorts. (October vote runner up)
    Smiles Flower - A flower which blooms when its surrounding is happy and wilts when its sad. A sad story of someone whose life turns worse / sadder as they try hard to grown this Smiles Flower (courtesy of @ExitedDeviljho ) (September vote runner up)
    It's all about you! Write a story in second person Here are a bunch of links on why you should pick this (cause it's a challenging prompt. I'm not biased!): link, link, link (August vote runner up)
    Villain grunt: You're not villager A! You're villain grunt A! Write about a villain grunt. What's their days are like? Why are they a villain grunt? (August vote runner up)
    You're Afraid of That?: In a world where people have a phobia of what will eventually kill them, you are afraid of something...fluffy and cute and adorable. How will you die, and what will be the cause of your death? (July vote runner up)
    You're...a Healer?!: You're the best and most feared player in a very popular MMORPG! A guild of newbies is about to find out why. (June vote runner up)
    Flower. It's spring! Write from the point of view of a flower watching as the time go by. (May vote runner up)
    Mary Sue. A seemingly perfect fictional character who saves the day through unrealistic abilities. But may be.. there is a realistic side to the story? (May vote runner up)
    It All Started Because Of: There was a feud that went on so long nobody could even remember how it started...until one person spoke up. (April vote runner up)
    Tropes With A Twist: Write a story based on a really common phrase/trope, but give it a twist. (March Runner Up)
    A Sticky Note Story: Write a story using only words written by the character(s) on sticky notes (March Runner Up)
    e: Write a short story without using the letter "e"! (February & April Runner Up)
    Dream: "I have a dream..." *ahem* Maybe not that kind of dream, or is it? (February Runner Up)
    Animal: Write a story from the perspective of an animal. (January Runner Up)
     
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    kryner BYSTANDER BY NATURE

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    Nice I will be participating
     
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  14. Zek

    Zek I write sins, not tragedies.

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    The participants need to submit their work before the 15th of September?
     
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    NiQuinn 『Wandering Adventurer』

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    October. And I think it's on or before the 15th.
     
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    Zek I write sins, not tragedies.

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    I see, thanks. I got kind of confused due to the wording. It seemed that it was asking for all submission to be submitted before the 15th of September.
     
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    Pyoo ☀Summer Melody☀

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    Yup October
    Sorry I copy pasted last month's template :3
     
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    NiQuinn 『Wandering Adventurer』

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    Yeah that's what I thought too but I submitted last month when they said they're not really that strict on the rules in regards to when you post the story. Just as long as it doesn't go past 15th of the month I think. Oh, some have also posted stories with more than 750 words. Just fyi.
     
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    Pyoo ☀Summer Melody☀

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    *cough* dont tell new people how lax we are!

    deadlines are good! they make people actually write~!
     
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    NiQuinn 『Wandering Adventurer』

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    *cough cough* I slipped up :blob_zipper_mouth:
     
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