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Reposting Old Stories

repostEvery time I reread old stories, I either get this chill thinking, “wow, I wrote that!” or I get this chill thinking, “ugh, I wrote that.” It entirely depends on the quality of the writing, and the older the story the more ugh than wow I find.

Since I haven’t been writing anything new, I’ve decided to go back and revise my older stories and repost them and maybe finish up a few WIPs I have going as well.

To help me stay focused, I’ll be using themes to do this, and this month’s theme is Winter.

So for December, I’ll be reposting old stories that take place in winter, revolve around winter holidays or feature being cold. These stories will be titled with [REPOST] so you know it’s something you’ve seen before, and the editing will be mostly light (spelling, punctuation, grammar, and clarity).

Links from the fandom lists at the top of the site will go to the reposted versions (which will link to the originals).

And here’s a handy list of stories reposted in December:

The Amazing Story Generator (week 6)

Last one for awhile. I’m having fun with these, and getting some really crazy combos.

With only a week to live, a computer hacker has a showdown with a sheriff.

With only a week to live, a computer hacker has a showdown with a sheriff.

 

Another really odd prompt. I keep thinking of Eureka fanfic. So how come the hacker only has a week to live? Is it natural causes or did he mess with the wrong people? Why in the world is he trying to take down the sheriff if he’s about to die? Lots of different ways this one could go.

So tell me how you think it all fits together, or write a short story based on the prompt.

The Amazing Story Generator (week 5)

Another Monday, another prompt. Don’t forget you don’t have to write an actual story. Just tell us about what you think is happening (and voila! that’s how a story starts).

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Following a disastrous job interview, a North Korean scientist inadvertently starts World War III.

I swear to god this came up randomly and I couldn’t stop laughing. This is where fiction hits a little too close to reality. Would make a great comedy of errors. Or a really depressing post-apocalypse story.

The Amazing Story Generator (week 4)

So, I’m having way too much fun with this book. So many interesting combinations of ideas.

On vacation for the first time in years, a world weary intelligence agent creates a family of robots.

On vacation for the first time in years, a world weary intelligence agent creates a family of robots.

So what’s the story behind this one? Why does the guy create a family of robots? Is he lonely? Did his family die or leave him while he was off on a mission? Maybe the family of robots are a bunch of clones meant to make his life easier? What did he do as a CIA agent (or pick your choice of intelligence agency here)? This could be made into something serious and deep or something completely silly.

The Amazing Story Generator (week 3)

On to the prompt:

After receiving a life-changing prophecy, the world's tallest woman founds a nudist colony.

After receiving a life-changing prophecy, the world’s tallest woman founds a nudist colony.

Oooookay. I don’t even know what to think of this one. What kind of life-changing prophecy would cause someone to open a nudist colony? Does being super tall help determine the woman’s direction? This could be a very interesting story.

So why don’t you write it? Or tell us about what you think is going on.

The Amazing Story Generator (week 2)

This week’s prompt is:

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Spoiled by a lifetime of luxury, an out-of-work writer gets married on a whim.

An out-of-work writer that’s spoiled by luxury? Who is this guy–Stephen King? So why does he decide to get married? Is it out of boredom? To find a muse? To inherit all that wealth when his sick grandfather dies?

What did you come up with? Tell us about it or write the story.

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