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Call for Prompts: Steampunk!
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aldersprig
The prompts theme for January is (drumroll please):

Steampunk!!

(Based on the results of this poll and this call for ideas).

Re-imagine steampunk. Not just gears and brass, corsets and goggles, what can I do with steampunk? Where can the steam and the sci-fi go that it hasn't gone before?

I'm looking for writing prompts for short stories, and, if you want to challenge me more, a specific word count greater than 99 but less than 3500. Can't promise all will be written but what I can say is that, if I write a short story off your prompt, you will get a copy of it even if it is not posted for general consumption.

I'll post one or two free stories off each call for prompts and offer the rest for sponsorship until or unless they're submitted for publication

For stories written from previous prompts, see the summary post



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Strange glasses -- not just steampunk-looking, but magical or cool in some mechanical way.

Hrmm. I have IDEAS already. Thanks!

(Have been working on your Green prompt today. Green was slow for me, not sure why.)

I'm not sure why some prompts burst into story ideas instantaneously, while others take time to ferment in the back of your head.

I find that with Torn World, where there isn't a monthly theme, per se, that it's often a combination of prompts that sparks a story, rather than just one.

I'm glad that this prompt, which leapt into my head upon reading your call for prompts, is apparently a good one for you too!

Re: It works that way!

I'm glad it's not just me... thanks again!

You're very welcome!

From this I got "Part One: Planning" here - http://aldersprig.livejournal.com/130013.html - which is part one of something I think will have at least three parts.

Cheers!

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