Why I Avoid Time Travel Stories and Why We Should All Try Writing One

When I told my wife I was going to do a writing prompt for the blog about time travel her response was less than enthusiastic.  She’s not a fan of time travel stories, and neither am I and for a lot of the same reasons.  She explained to me that she didn’t think she could be much help in reviewing whatever story I came up with from the prompt because of her feelings about time travel stories in general.  The word hate came up.  Several times. Continue reading

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Writing Prompt: Holy Pirate Leprechauns, Octopus! It’s Irish Folklore in A Random Genre!

Octopus vs.Pirate Leprechaun

Hello there my Inklings!  Are you having a great Tuesday the 17th?  I hope so.

Since it happens to be St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d try prompting myself with a traditional Irish folklore monster in a style and setting that I wouldn’t normally expect to find them.  Feel free to try it for yourself.  I chose to randomly roll up a combination using the dice roller at random.org (https://www.random.org/dice/).  For traditionalists, I have included the possibility of a Fantasy story set in the Dark Ages featuring a folklore creature.

Even if you decide not to write something, I highly recommend the folklore info links below for some Irish themed St. Patty’s day reading. Continue reading