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user-inactivated  ·  2716 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Today's writing prompt: Prompt me

1. A new element is discovered, with dangerous properties.

2. Smut. Let's write a tawdry porno book.

3. Computers have been watching us this whole time.

4. Time is slowing down and you are the only one who has noticed.

5. Coffee has been completely wiped off the planet by a disease of the plant.

6. Every sticker you put on has 24 hours to be pulled off or it becomes a tattoo.

7. We all live for exactly 30,000 days barring physical injury.

8. Prominent figure is a serial killer.

9. Intelligence is represented by a physical feature.

10. Life is fair.

Isherwood  ·  2715 days ago  ·  link  ·  

On 2. I am a prude. It bothers me and I avoid it, but it's true. Maybe I should give smut a shot.

user-inactivated  ·  2715 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You never know. Maybe you'll be the best at it and it'll change your life. Nobody writes good porno though. It's niche 'waiting to be filled' if you will.

caeli  ·  2716 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    10. Life is fair.

Vonnegut did this so incredibly well with Harrison Bergeron.

user-inactivated  ·  2715 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Totally agree. However, when I was thinking of the premise it was more along the lines of fairness and karma.

What if everything really did come around, and bad people got what they deserved. I think people would be a lot less impressed with it than they would like to imagine. But I also believe most people do a lot of harm.

There are people in the world who hit their wife and then go to their good paying job and have respect and admiration from their peers.

There are people who volunteer at the soup kitchen to feed the needy who get shot in the street.

Life isn't fair by any stretch. Criminals get away with it, heroes are nothing. But what if it was and there was some cosmic tracker. What would ethics mean then?