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r/writingprompts January 2018

01-01-2018: [WP] After decades, humanity finally discovers why there seems to be no other life in the Milky Way. Everyone else fled to Andromeda. The new pressing question being: What were they running from?

01-02-2018: [EU] The Four Horsemen have arrived to start the Apocalypse. Their names are Kramer, George, Elain, and Jerry

01-03-2018: [WP] At a certain age, all children are given a superpower of their choice. When it is your turn, you ask for nothing.

01-04-2018: [WP] "Oh, don't mind those mage protestors. They're just pissed that our technology is advanced enough to emulate their spells." [Hugoverse]

01-05-2018: [WP] If you're about to kill someone you see what the world would be like without them. As a hitman you think you've seen everything, but this kill surprises you. [Hugoverse]

01-06-2018: [WP] The hero's power changes every 15 minutes. [Hugoverse]

01-07-2018: [CW] What endearing tale can you tell me without needing the letter "s"?

01-08-2018: [WP] You rub a lamp and free a genie who grants you 3 wishes (standard Aladdin rules apply). After you make two foolish wishes, the sly genie manages to ruin your life. In great resentment, you decide to use your third wish to get revenge on the genie...

01-09-2018: [IP] Corruption by ChrisCold [Hugoverse]

01-10-2018: [WP] Magic, it happens, is real ; it just takes an innate talent. You and your best friend have it, and just learned about it. [Hugoverse]

01-11-2018: [WP] You have the ability to freeze time, you use this unlimited time to do whatever you want, but one day something else is moving even though time is currently frozen. [Hugoverse]

01-12-2018: [WP] “You’re a man now son.” Dad leaned in whispering. “Your mother doesn’t know about this drawer.” He opened the drawer of mysteries. [Hugoverse]

01-13-2018: [WP] A seemingly bottomless pit was found, for which the depth can't be determined. Over time, scores of people began using it to illegally dump trash. Many have jumped in to die, while others jumped believing that they'll find life's answers within it. Today, we learn the truth about the hole. [Hugoverse]

01-14-2018: [WP] Sasquatch and Waldo are tied in this years Hide-and-Seek Championship

01-15-2018: [WP] Whilst out exploring the woods you stumble upon a dragon who has yet to see you. You have only heard stories of dragons from the village elders and thought they were a myth. The sight of such a monster freezes you in your tracks. [Hugoverse]

01-16-2018: [WP] Must have the phrase, "A fish may love a bird, but where would they live." [Hugoverse]

01-17-2018: [WP] Eva calls her ability to travel between dimensions "Slip," and Slip is totally boring because every dimension is almost exactly the same until one day, one minor difference changes everything. [Hugoverse]

01-18-2018: [WP] "Are you okay?" she asked. "No," he said, "but I will be." [Hugoverse]

01-19-2018: [WP] You are an NPC in an MMORPG, talking the exact same dialoges and giving the same quests over and over again. Now you've had enough of this routine, so you tried something off-script.

01-20-2018: [WP] Souls have been proven to exist and to be what makes us sentient, we just dont know what they are or how they work. Scientists begin to study them, poke them a bit, move them around, take them apart... [Hugoverse]

01-21-2018: [OT] Sunday Free Write: Lost Languages Edition [Hugoverse]

01-22-2018: [WP] Goodbye... [Hugoverse]

01-23-2018: [WP] “You are not welcome here.”

01-24-2018: [CW] Flash Fiction Challenge! Location: An Arcade | Object: A Ladybug [Hugoverse]

01-25-2018: [WP] They missed [Hugoverse]

01-26-2018: [WP] As a superhero with a day job you've had to come up with a lot of quick excuses to disappear from the office. They figured it out awhile ago and let it keep happening for the good of the world. Everyone can tell you're running out of ideas for excuses and they think it's hilarious.

01-27-2018: [WP] Fuck it, you think to yourself. “I wish for the most terrible, the most awful things to happen to me. Do your worst.” The last finger of the monkey’s paw curls down.

01-28-2018: [WP] The clock says 60 seconds but you don't know what it's for.

01-29-2018: [CW] Write something that contains the following sentence: He must've cleaned house before we got here.

01-30-2018: [WP]You have an ability where you can see people's aura telling how successful they will be in life. Today you saw a guy in rags having the strongest aura yet. [Hugoverse]

01-31-2018: [WP]You have the power to age or de-age people by stealing seconds,minutes,hour,day or years from others lifespan and than giving that time to someone else. This ability has made you wealthy. You give seconds chances to those if they tell you a good story. Today, you hear the most unbelievably one. [Hugoverse]


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