I have one prompter to write to currently on my Fishy Fishy Prompt call (If you haven’t prompted, you can still prompt here – http://www.lynthornealder.com/2020/08/04/summertime-prompt-call-gone-fishin/ !)
It’s been fun! I got a broad range of prompts and had a lot of fun with them, dark and light and magical and sci-fi and everything in between. And I got comments! And new prompters!
If you posted a what-I-should-write-next or if you are a new prompter or commenter, let me know if you want me to write more of a story below or if you want me to write to another prompt!
And as for writing-more, Comments! I have at least one story with 7+ comments and one with 5+, so if you liked a story now is the time to comment. Because that, my friends, gets it one more comment closer to getting more story!
As always, thank you to everyone who prompted and everyone who commented! Special thanks to Kelkyag, too, for a good deal of commenting and asking me what my projects are.
The Stories So Far
Clean…? The plant offered clean energy. Cleaner might’ve been more accurate. The fish living downstream of the runoff might’ve said something different entirely. This is set in the universe/city/power plant featured in Saving the Cult (If not the World), a ‘verse tagged Organization.
Seek And…? Long long ago, I began a story about a woman lost in a blizzard and ending up in a different world. This story peeks in on her life, as she fishes for answers and is caught in turn.
Fresh Fish The city of Scheffenon, on the North Sea high on the edges of the Empire, is known for many things. But one thing that it is not known for – at least in modern times – is fish, or at least fish pulled from the North Sea. They do not fish, not as such, on the North Sea. (Things Unspoken ‘verse)
Unplumbed Depths – Fishing in Minecraft can get you some strange results. This fictional view of the fishing strips out a lot of the blockier elements but does leave a fishing pole with, perhaps, a little too much Luck enchanted into it.
…A Break…? – Jess works security at The Facility, a place where science which nobody calls mad (in the hearing of the scientists) is perpetrated. It’s a really good job. But sometimes, your friend up in the top end of things asks for a favor…
The Night Fishers – they only fished at day. Murph was about to find out why.
Fishing Day – She should’ve done something better with the body, but it was her fishing day, and she didn’t want to be interrupted.
Fountain Fishing – There’s nothing alive in this abandoned mall except Abby, Liv, and the fish in the fountain. Not even a protein bar. So going fishing seemed like the reasonable idea, right?
More of something! (Predictable, me?) I’d default to Fresh Fish or …A Break…?, but if someone(s) else wants to pipe up for something that’s within a more-please or three of an ending or chapter break I’d cheerfully team up. 🙂
Fresh Fish, Fishing Day, and Fountain Fishing have passed the Comments Threshold and will get more. One more comment on Fresh Fish and it’ll pass the THIRD Comments Threshold, actually. And I’ve poked Eseme, whose prompt it was, technically.
Do you have thoughts on which pieces would do well with more words and/or have endpoints in sight?
So a Break and Fishing Day could easily have more. Clean’s gonna be tricky without giving away stuff that won’t show up in Saving the Cult for some time now, but I think I could do it while skirting spoilers, and I’m not sure spoilers matter all THAT much.
Seek And…? is mostly tricky because I’m working with 9-years-ago-me’s blueprint which means I have about as much idea what’s going on as that lady in the snow does.
Clean’s is already mildly spoilery for Saving the Cult — or at least confirming something the protagonists aren’t yet clear on, with … well, more weirdshit than I expected — so I suspect with a warning more spoilers aren’t too wrong, but you could also hold any extension until the main story catches up?
Is it okay to wait & see what other folks pipe up for?
absolutely okay to wait, because I can work on the stuff that has 5+ comments first 😀