[TEXT] The Hot Date

Write about an average character who meets up with an extremely attractive character for a date. What does the attractive character look like? Where are they meeting for the date? Who is the waiter? What do they order?

The date takes a sudden twist when a fire breaks out in the restaurant. Does it happen at your characters’ table, a nearby table, or does it come from the kitchen? What is the evacuation of the restaurant like? Does the fire make the date better or worse? Do your characters go to another restaurant for dinner or do they grab hot dogs from a 7 Eleven?

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[TEXT] …Walk into a Bar

Many jokes start with “Three guys walk into a bar” or some similar variation.

Write about a character or a group of characters who walk into a bar.

What kind of bar is it? What time of day is it? What is the bartender like?

The catch is that you must end the story with the line: And he didn’t get up for three days.

[TEXT] Board Games: Clue Prompt 2—After the Party

Clue is a game of deduction. Most people are familiar with the guessing part of the game, which includes a character, a murder weapon, and a room—Colonel Mustard with the pipe in the Conservatory.

Write from the perspective of one of the Clue characters (list of characters) after attending the party where a murder had taken place. How long ago was the party? Two hours ago? Two months ago? How is he/she handling being a suspect for a murder? Did he/she know or interact with the victim before the murder? How did he/she find out about the murder? Did he/she walk into a room with a dead body or did he/she hear it from a maid? Is he/she planning on attending the trial? Was he/she the murderer?

[TEXT] Board Games: Clue Prompt 1—Before the Party

Clue is a game of deduction. Most people are familiar with the guessing part of the game, which includes a character, a murder weapon, and a room—Colonel Mustard with the pipe in the Conservatory.

Write from the perspective of one of the Clue characters (list of characters) just before attending the party where a murder will take place with one of the possible murder weapons (list of weapons). Why is your character going to the party? Is he/she expecting to know anyone at the party? Does he/she like going to parties? Is he/she looking to network or get drunk? Is he/she expecting to leave the party with someone? Is the weapon he/she is bringing a gift or something he/she normally carries around?

[TEXT] Board Games: Monopoly Prompt 3—Officer Mallory

Monopoly is a game of strategy, cunning, ruthlessness, and greed. So often we play as a dog or a top hat, but there are three characters that are a main part of the game: Rich Uncle PennybagsJake the Jailbird, and Officer Edgar Mallory.

Write from the perspective of Officer Edgar Mallory. Imagine that the different game pieces are nicknames of crime bosses (i.e. “The Dog,” “Top Hat,” or “Thimble”). Who is he currently investigating? What is he investigating them for? What’s it like going through the rough neighborhoods around Baltic and Mediterranean Avenues? How posh are the houses and hotels by Boardwalk and Park Place? Or is he on a stakeout on some other property? Was he the one who locked up Jake the Jailbird? What for? How does he feel about the rampant corruption in his city?

[TEXT] Board Games: Monopoly Prompt 2—The Jailbird

Monopoly is a game of strategy, cunning, ruthlessness, and greed. So often we play as a dog or a top hat, but there are three characters that are a main part of the game: Rich Uncle PennybagsJake the Jailbird, and Officer Edgar Mallory.

Write from the perspective of Jake the Jailbird. How did he end up in jail? Was he a business mogul who got busted for corruption or just a naive fall guy? How are his friends doing outside of jail? Are they continuing to make it big in real estate, railroads, utilities, or banking? Does he have any dirt on them? Is he giving them tips from jail or are they getting richer without him?