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?
This is the final prompt in this week’s theme. Shades of August begins tomorrow. To find out more, click here.
a) Plot breakdown/Storyline
Stasis: The year is 2021 and the earth is recovering from nuclear war. Only a small percentage of the population remain. The story focuses on the area that was once known as central London, as the quarantine is lifted and a group of people emerge topside.
Trigger: Among the shattered remains of what once was, the group realise they have something new to fear. A creature born of the destruction and stronger than anything they have ever seen.
The quest: Stranded, they must fight to the death in order to survive this new nightmare and earn the right to rebuild a new civilisation.
Surprise: In the heat of battle the group discover a secret weapon. A natural remedy which defies everything they believed about the original war.
Critical choice: The group must decide which side they are on, and create order among chaos.
Reversal: The government lied about their selection, hiding the true reason they were saved.
The resolution of the piece is entirely up to you.
b) Character Description
Name: Audrey Hobson
Hair colour: Black
Height: 5ft 7″
Eye colour: Blue
Personality traits: Impatient, mischievous and argumentative – she lives to get a rise out of people.
Motto: Never say never.
Occupation: Free spirit.
Martial Status: Divorced
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.