Saturday, July 30, 2011

Daily writing prompt #63

"Its time to get up."
"It can't be I just feel asleep."
0You have been asleep since we left earth orbit. That was years ago."

Friday, July 29, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #62

So a little commentary here before today's prompt. I really like immortal stories. They fascinate me, obviously there is a lot to think about, about living forever. The best immortal stories, in my mind, are the ones where they are not really immortals but where the "people" are just incredibly long lived. With all that in mind, instead of a snippet of dialogue today I give you an idea, a story setup.

Imagine a species of human-like creatures that lives until they reproduce a same sex child. So if a pairing occurs and there is a male child, the male of the couple passes their "Immortality" to the child and will die within the next 30-40 years, like a normal human. They can mate with humans, but if the immortal has a same sex offspring, then the child would still be "immortal." Needless to say they don't reproduce often. I am thinking something along the lines of a mother who saw the pyramids being built, a daughter who was a witness to Christ's birth and granddaughter who watched Aldrin and Armstrong walk on the moon.

So that is your setup. Have fun with it.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #61

Kelly listened as the star drives disengaged. For the first time since he had embarked the ship was quiet. He knew it would not last, they would have to start breaking soon. But for now, as they coasted in the faster than light conduit, it was peaceful. He settled into his bunk and and was just beginning to drift off when the alarms started.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #60

The sign read, "Witch Burning tonight, chicken BBQ after." She had read it at least a dozen times, and it was just now sinking in that she was the Witch that they were talking about.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #59

"It is with a heavy heart that we say good bye to our old friend." the regent said as he joyfully tosses the torch on to the pyre.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #58

The coffee was cold, but it didn't matter, it was the first time in days he had seen coffee, and he needed a cup now.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #57

"And you madam, what is your name."
"She is an assassin. She is your assassin. That is all you need to know your highness. the less you know the better."

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #56

Adam and and Eve are having a fight, the first one since they left the garden.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #54

"It is not like I meant to burn your house down, sack your village and carry off your family."
"Lars, I watched you do it remember. Your bodies had had me tied to the poll in the middle of the village, remember."
"Yeah, well that was before I knew you were one of the good guys."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #53

You can't fight them because they are dead. They have been dead so long they are dust, all that is left of them is their weapons

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #52

"It is an interesting concept in theory," Bill said. "Too bad we don't live in theory."

Friday, July 1, 2011

Daily writing Prompts #51

"But Princess, you don't understand, our futures are forever linked. If you kill me now, it will only be harder for you." That is what he had said only second before the ax has removed his head fro his shoulders. Now she really wished she had listened to him.