Thrilling Tuesdays’

[WR101 Prompt Series] Thrilling Tuesdays' – Prompt #11

Following on from yesterday’s prompt – the theme for this week is a kind of ‘character versus plot’. I have provided two options below, challenging you explore other ways of working. If you enjoy to map out a story before you add characters to the landscape, try using option B. If the opposite is true and you don’t normally stick to a set plan, why not try it out?

The daily prompts will finish early this week, because I have a month long theme planned for August. As this begins Friday, the last prompts for this round will be on Thursday.

a) Plot breakdown/Storyline

Stasis: The story revolves around a recluse, who hasn’t left the house in almost two years. Before this they were an active part of the community but an attack left them injured and afraid to trust anyone outside the sanctuary of their home.

Trigger: They trust only one other person, who receives and delivers packages they order via the internet; household goods, clothes, gifts, etc. The character conducts their life via the world-wide web and consults with the police on a number of cases linked to internet crime. When a  hacker gets into their ‘home’ it changes everything.

The quest: In a race against time the character must find the intruder before it’s too late.

Surprise: They uncover evidence to indicate the hacker has infected a number of lives and has more power than anyone gave him/her credit for.

Critical choice: The character must decide whether to sever all ties to the internet, turn over everything to the police and live in total seclusion.

Reversal: They realise  that choosing to cooperate with the authorities has made them a bigger target and the hacker now knows exactly where they live.

Resolution: I’ll leave this up to you!

b) Character Description

Name: Dominic Chambers

Nickname: Dom

Age: 18

Hair colour: Light brown

Height: 5ft 10″

Eye colour: Blue

Complexion: Fair

Personality traits: Has a chip on his shoulder, especially when dealing with people in authority. Is highly intelligent but lacks ambition. Loyal, but loses friends because of a short fuse.

Motto: There is no such thing as a free gift.

Occupation: Student.

Martial Status: Single (Enjoys to play the field)

Family: Four older brothers. Father deceased; Mother is a psychiatrist.

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Welcome to the WR101 Prompt Series. A daily prompt incorporating our love of fiction in all its forms.

I’ve tried not to set too many rules, but there are a few guidelines:

  • Create a post based on the prompt and provide a pingback or link in the comments section of the relevant page.
  • Any form of fiction is welcome; flash-fiction, micro-fiction, stories on a postcard, poetry – you don’t need to put labels on it, you just need to write.
  • Follow the theme on each given day. Here is a breakdown of the week by genre:

Mystery on Mondays’ – a place for mystery and suspense.

Thrilling Tuesdays’ – for all things related to the crime and thriller genres.

Weird and Whacky Wednesdays’ – for stories of a comedic nature.

Terrifying Thursdays’ – for tales of horror.

Fictional Fridays’ – a catch-all prompt for general fiction

Seductive Saturdays’ – a place for romance

Sci-Fi Sundays’ – take us to new worlds.

That’s it! Be respectful of others’ work and always provide constructive feedback.

If you have any suggestions for these prompts, please contact me.

I hope you enjoy the prompt series and look forward to reading your contributions.

M

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[WR101 Prompt Series] Thrilling Tuesdays' – Prompt #10

I’m using pictures as the inspiration for this week’s theme. Your thrilling Tuesday image is courtesy of Al Ibrahim and can be found on flickr. The piece is entitled Crime Scene.

Crime Scene

Have fun 🙂


 

Welcome to the WR101 Prompt Series. A daily prompt incorporating our love of fiction in all its forms.

I’ve tried not to set too many rules, but there are a few guidelines:

  • Create a post based on the prompt and provide a pingback or link in the comments section of the relevant page.
  • Any form of fiction is welcome; flash-fiction, micro-fiction, stories on a postcard, poetry – you don’t need to put labels on it, you just need to write.
  • Follow the theme on each given day. Here is a breakdown of the week by genre:

Mystery on Mondays’ – a place for mystery and suspense.

Thrilling Tuesdays’ – for all things related to the crime and thriller genres.

Weird and Whacky Wednesdays’ – for stories of a comedic nature.

Terrifying Thursdays’ – for tales of horror.

Fictional Fridays’ – a catch-all prompt for general fiction

Seductive Saturdays’ – a place for romance

Sci-Fi Sundays’ – take us to new worlds.

That’s it! Be respectful of others’ work and always provide constructive feedback.

If you have any suggestions for these prompts, please contact me.

I hope you enjoy the prompt series and look forward to reading your contributions.

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[WR101 Prompt Series] Thrilling Tuesdays' – Prompt #9

ASL_sorryThey say you should never start a post with an apology, but I’m going to break that rule. I was tempted to post today’s prompt as though I haven’t missed three days in a row, because it felt better than saying I forgot. But the sad fact is, I did forget. I’ve been swamped, not to mention tormented by too many characters in my head, and my plans (along with a few brain cells), went out of the window. So, Je m’excuse, tut mir Leid, mi dispiace tanto, me desculpe (with and extra apology thrown in for butchering any of those languages).

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the theme for this week. I’ve been hearing a song in my head for the last couple of days, one that inspired me to write a piece. So that will be the basis of this week’s theme – write a short story based on a song title. You don’t have to base it on the lyrics. As long as it’s linked to the appropriate genre, and includes an interpretation of the song, you’re good to go!

The song title for Tuesday is:

Wanted Dead or Alive (Bon Jovi).

 

[WR101 Prompt Series] Thrilling Tuesdays' – Prompt #8

The theme for this week is in the form of a story title. The title, which you will find below, must also be used in the opening sentence. The word count should be 500 words or less.

So here’s your thrilling story title for Tuesday:

The Open Casket

[WR101 Prompt Series] Thrilling Tuesdays' – Prompt #7

The daily prompts are back. For the first week of July the theme will be in the form of a final sentence. All you need to do is weave a ‘thrilling’ tale which concludes with the following sentence:

“Whichever way he played it, the result would be the same.”

 

[WR101 Prompt Series] Seductive Saturdays' – Prompt #6

This is the last dialogue based prompt for this weeks theme. I hope you’ve enjoyed them, and thanks to those who contributed.

So, here it is – your seductive opener for Saturday:

“Are you serious right now?”

Enjoy!dialogue

NB: The usual daily prompts will be taking a short break, but will return on the 1 July 2014. In the meantime I have created the ’30 Days of June’, which incorporates a different prompt for each day.

[WR101 Prompt Series] Fictional Fridays' – Prompt #6

This week the theme is based on dialogue, so each day I will post the opening line and all you need to do is continue from there. It’s a dialogue only prompt, which can be challenging, but also a lot of fun.

So, your opener for Friday is:

“Welcome back, Captain.”

Enjoy!dialogue

NB: I will be taking a break from running the daily prompts at the end of this week. The next series, and a new theme, will begin on the 1 July 2014.

[WR101 Prompt Series] Thrilling Tuesdays' – Prompt #6

This week the theme is based on dialogue, so each day I will post the opening line and all you need to do is continue from there. It’s a dialogue only prompt, which can be challenging, but also a lot of fun.

So, your thrilling opener for Tuesday is:

“After all this time, you still don’t get it.”

Enjoy!dialogue

NB: I will be taking a break from running the daily prompts at the end of this week. The next series, and a new theme, will begin on the 1 July 2014.

[WR101 Prompt Series] Thrilling Tuesdays' – Prompt #5

Here is your prompt for this week’s – it’s all in the title series.

Enjoy!

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[WR101 Prompt Series] Thrilling Tuesdays' – Prompt #4

Thrilling Tuesdays'

Today’s prompt calls for thrills; a gripping story that speaks of crime and the dark and dangerous. Here is the image you’ll need to take part in the next installment of ‘nature’ week.


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I hope you’ll find inspiration in the picture; a mood, season, theme. It’s no ordinary street, but then looks can be deceiving!

 

Enjoy 🙂

 

 

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