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Heloooo! Happy weekend, all, and it is (finally) time for the Weekend Challenge.  This week, I've collected what I hope will be some interesting and productive prompts for you that fall under three categories:

1. Three Things
Yep, like it says on the tin - a random list of 3 Things. Write a single fic using them all, maybe. Use just one of the three if you'd like. No rules, just Three Things for inspiration.

2. Scene Setters
These are a variety of one or two line prompts gathered via Google and Pinterest that are pretty specific. Some are fanciful, some are dark, some are relationshippy and some are more general. It'll be the luck of the draw which you get- will randomize the list each time and give you the top one.

3. Go with the Flow
This is something a bit different, I think: Prompt meant for speed writing. The idea is to take the prompt and write whatever comes - fic or non-fic, up to you. Just...write! How long? Lets say, much as with the Word Wars, 25-30 minutes. Who knows what it might inspire - if not a finished fic, it might spawn a bunny. And who loves bunnies? We love bunnies!

To play, just comment below and say you're in! I'll deliver one of each. Shout back to tell us you've written 200+ words or made 2 icons or more by Sunday 11:59pm Eastern, and I'll be glad to do up a reward for you - ficlet or 2 icons or something like that!

So... who's in?!

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asphaltcowgrrl
Feb. 10th, 2017 10:05 pm (UTC)
HIT ME BABY! :D (please)
thtwzjustadream
Feb. 10th, 2017 10:14 pm (UTC)
I am *so* going to have that stuck in my head, now... :)

1. Three Things:
A medicine bottle, a flashlight, an angel

2. Scene Setter
I hear you tried to find me in someone else. How did that go for you?

3. Go with the Flow
Sugar, Sugar: Write about something sweet. Write it as descriptively as possible, so that someone reading it might just get a toothache. Maybe try some other varieties: sour, citrus, savory, bitter.
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guineamania
Feb. 10th, 2017 10:13 pm (UTC)
I'm in. Hectic weekend but maybe some prompts are just what I need!
thtwzjustadream
Feb. 10th, 2017 10:19 pm (UTC)
Absolutely - you never know what might hit the right note.

1. Three Things
A cathedral, a boat, some ivy

2. Scene Setter
'I'd hate to ________ you, but if you really did ________, I have no choice. So tell me... is it true?'

3. Go with the Flow
Write about anger - non-fic about the emotion itself, or about a time you were angry. For fic, put one of your fictional darlings in a rage.
kitmerlot1213
Feb. 10th, 2017 10:27 pm (UTC)
This sounds rather cool--I'm in :):)
thtwzjustadream
Feb. 10th, 2017 11:12 pm (UTC)
Glad you like! Hope they inspire....

1. Three Things:
an oyster, sunglasses, a martini glass

2. Scene Setter
"You don't have to do this!"
"I...wish that were true."

3. Go with the Flow
Go to your happy place: Write for a set amount of time about your happy place- whether it's a literal place or a concept (the beach, a holiday you look forward to, etc). Or put your fictional lovelies either in your happy place or somewhere you know would be theirs.
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agdhani
Feb. 10th, 2017 10:30 pm (UTC)
why not...since I'm accumulating plots lately lol!
thtwzjustadream
Feb. 10th, 2017 11:18 pm (UTC)
Sure! You never know! :)


1. Three Things
a blank notebook, a bumble bee, a gate

2. Scene Setter
Write about the three things she/he could never tell him/her.

3. Go with the Flow
Write about a veterinarian who cares for dragons, and about a particular dragon's exam or sick visit. Up to you if it's a baby dragon, an ancient dragon. Maybe it breathes fire, maybe not. Perhaps it can talk - if so is its voice reptilian? Is it a sweet dragon, a jaded dragon, a confused and angry dragon? Is it the size of a kitten, a malamute, or a brontosaurus?
helsinkibaby
Feb. 10th, 2017 10:57 pm (UTC)
I failed last weekend but what the heck, I'm in!
thtwzjustadream
Feb. 10th, 2017 11:21 pm (UTC)
You are in! Here you go...

1. Three Things
lightning, a hairbrush, a memory

2. Setting the Scene
One of us is right, darling, and the other one is you.

3. Go with the Flow
Write about the ocean - a peaceful, tropical wave or an angry Atlantic squall. Write about an ocean you've seen and how you interacted with it. Or put your faves on the shore or in the water. Go!
Write about the seven deadly sins - fic or non-fic, individually or as a concept. pride, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, sloth
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craterdweller
Feb. 10th, 2017 11:28 pm (UTC)
I'm in :)

There are never enough bunnies ...
thtwzjustadream
Feb. 10th, 2017 11:37 pm (UTC)
So true, so true! :)

1. Three Things
a can of marbles, a toy boat, a toy plane (these were not come up with together, but the randomizer put them together so I think it was meant to be!

2. Scene Setter
S/he only noticed it on the way out of the coffee shop: Below where the barista wrote his/her name were two more words.... 'you're beautiful'

3. Go with the Flow
Stop to Listen: Take note of the next three sounds you hear. Write freeform about them or something they inspire.
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crookedspoon
Feb. 10th, 2017 11:59 pm (UTC)
I'm in :D
thtwzjustadream
Feb. 11th, 2017 01:00 am (UTC)
All righty then! Here you go...

1. Three Things
a palm tree, a hawk, a thrill down the spine

2. Scene Setter
A child is born with black wings upon their back.

3. Go with the Flow
Alarm Clock: If non-fic, write about your alarm clock - is it your phone, a clock, a pet? What's it like when it goes off most days? Today? A specific day? For fic, write about a particular day for your character - where are they when it goes off? What happened the night before, and/or what's facing them today?
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sharpiesgal
Feb. 11th, 2017 12:03 am (UTC)
What the hell.. I'm in,
thtwzjustadream
Feb. 11th, 2017 01:03 am (UTC)
Woot! Here's what you drew!

1. Three Things
a bottle of syrup, a lighthouse, diamond earrings

2. Setting the Scene
"I thought we made it clear, agent? We have a no-abduction policy."

3. Go with the Flow
Losing it: Write about someone (fictional or otherwise) who is about to lose something or someone. This could be upbeat, i.e. losing their fear of the future, an inhibition, a false sense of responsibility. It could be minor but still, somehow interesting, i.e. they lose a glove or a scarf and...who picks it up and hands it to them? Or it can be more severe- losing a home, a homeland, a sense of direction, a loved one.
erinm_4600
Feb. 11th, 2017 12:34 pm (UTC)
Set me up, bartender!
thtwzjustadream
Feb. 11th, 2017 05:22 pm (UTC)

Here you goooo! (slides prompts down the bartop)

1. Three Things
longing, a guilty pleasure, a bridge

2. Scene Setter
"It's time...." The voice on the line told him/her.

3. Go with the Flow
Losing it: Write about someone (fictional or otherwise) who is about to lose something or someone. This could be upbeat, i.e. losing their fear of the future, an inhibition, a false sense of responsibility. It could be minor but still, somehow interesting, i.e. they lose a glove or a scarf and...who picks it up and hands it to them? Or it can be more severe- losing a home, a homeland, a sense of direction, a loved one.
flipflop_diva
Feb. 12th, 2017 03:36 am (UTC)
This is super late, but I'd love some prompts if you don't mind! Thank you <3333
thtwzjustadream
Feb. 12th, 2017 05:01 am (UTC)

No problem at all! Here you go...

1. Three Things
longing, silence, a feather

2. Scene Setter
"Look what I found on my walk!"

3. Go with the Flow
Lyrics from five classic songs on Amazon Music - pick any one or more that might inspire...
- Stay while the night is still ahead.
- It's been you ...right down the line.
- Take a sad song and make it better.
- When the morning light comes streaming in, I'll get up and do it again...amen.
- I always thought that I'd see you again.
- You make loving fun.
agdhani
Feb. 22nd, 2017 03:08 am (UTC)
Late...but here it is...
(not quite a vet involved...but its a dragon, so hey ;)...and I've included candream's Doctor Who quote challenge for good measure ;) rated G...no particular fandom though I've borrowed Hex's Azazael to play with )

http://archiveofourown.org/works/9864017

agdhani
Feb. 22nd, 2017 03:10 am (UTC)
better late than never
(apologies if this appears twice. LJ isn't showing it to me so I don't know if it posted or not)

(not quite a vet involved...but its a dragon, so hey ;)...and I've included candream's Doctor Who quote challenge for good measure ;) rated G...no particular fandom though I've borrowed Hex's Azazael to play with )

http://archiveofourown.org/works/9864017
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