ThatWasJustaDream (thtwzjustadream) wrote in 1_million_words,

  • Mood:

Thursday Tropes!

Time for a tear-jerker...for a trope of a prompt that plays all the heart strings!

Your prompt, should you take it on, is: Let's talk about all we could have been...

Write us a story in which your characters are dealing with a painful moment: The end of 'them' or any potential for 'them' to ever be.

Maybe it's interpersonal stuff that kept them apart all these years. They've been dancing around it, and now the team, the band, the firm, or the investigative unit is breaking up and moving on.

Or maybe it's more dire, like the two of them sitting on the flotsam and jetsam of a shattered world a-la Sam and Frodo in Mordor after the ring melted.

To steal a lyric from a Sir Paul song: "What about the night we cried, because there wasn't any reason left to keep it all inside...."

What do they say to each other? What happens next? Gah....

Of course, if sad endings are simply not for you then maybe that eagle shows up overhead, or unexpected funding arrives to save the day -- to save 'them' or at least the chance for them to be something more and ...yay! *Then* what happens next? ;)

Hope this draws out a fic, 'cause the Tropes have been on a perfect roll so far this season!!!

Good luck, and happy almost-the-weekend.

Tags: challenge: thursday tropes

  • Banner rewards from the Rare Pairs Challenge!

    At last! You'd think being at home I'd have so much time to do these, but alas, I seem to be less than enthused about creating words and pictures…

  • Rare Pairs Prompt #23 (last day!)

    OK EVERYONE! Pens down - or just about! Get those last words tidied up; use the last long prompt or grab a couple of short prompts to help you…

  • Rare Pairs Prompt #22

    This is the penultimate prompt post, so you know it's time to post, link or madly sprint through a few last words for the last couple of days of Rare…

  • Post a new comment


    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your IP address will be recorded