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A group for writers of all things Prose.

Prose:- (n) Ordinary writing as distinguished from verse.

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...I have created a SINGLE FOLDER for poetry called The Odd Poem . THIS FOLDER and THIS FOLDER ALONE is where you can post poetry. Alternatively it can go to our sister group My-Soul-Bleeds-Ink .


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Hello guys! I am MagicalJoey, and I will be heading up some fun times and prompts from here on out (with the help of the team). We would like to jump start the group again, and with that – a bit of a challenge for September. If you aren’t all familiar with Special Holiday Fun, we are going to introduce you in the best way possible. Each month will feature a Special Holiday prompt for you guys to gain inspiration from and give us something wonderful!

ALSO! We shall be doing some weekly prompts for you as well. These are generally going to be photo or phrase prompts, but could also be word, music, video or Special Holiday Fun related and will vary in word counts to mix up the challenge. Everyone who enters this challenge will get a month long feature by the group, so we hope the incentive is high enough for you guys to really participate! Let’s see what you got!!

This year, 2017, is "International Sustainable Tourism for Development" year. While this doesn't sound all that 'writable', it does allow for short stories about other 'foreign' places or people, even some non-fiction too (think travel experiences, sans Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy). So, if you want to write anything on this prompt you have 2017 words (see what I did there) minimum to write your story. (Try not to make it more than 10k words...some of us readers are old and wear glasses and all that jazzy stuff).

Tourism Invasion by AlexandreGuilbeault     tourism by ssilence     tourism by sliwka

Kitchen tourism - Family One by Didou83     the dancers by grevys     Ireland by fredrickburn

September, among other things, is "Sewing Month" (it's also "Happy Cat month") so I challenge you, like last month, to work on a collaboration with an artist - painter or drawer. Stitch something together (see what I did there? Do you?) You do the writing and they paint or draw a picture to 'explain' it, 'compliment' it or 'oppose' it. You have no word limit here, as you will need to work with the artist of your choosing to find something that works for both of you. This time, however, you have a choice of three themes (based on some of the monthly themes for September) 1) Happy Cat and 2) Read a New Book and 3) Chicken (the fried variety or the feathered). Some artists can be found in the comments of This Journal Here, or by viewing the traditional/digital gallery folders when searching for art. Please, nothing that is NSFW. Again, for the third time in our monthly prompts I'm offering a small :points: prize for everyone who contributes (please don't all contribute now and leave me bereft, though that would be lovely). That will be only 5 :points: per person per pair (i.e 5 each not 5 split to give you 2.5), but 5 could be the difference in that next commission you order or that Super Group status you need.
:bulletred: Rules :bulletred:
1) Please link each to each other's work and to this journal
2) Please try as much as possible to have 'new' works as of the creation of this journal (August 21 2017)
3) You have until September 30 to create
4) Submissions to the 'monthly prompts' folder please
5) All submitters will get points for this one and will be featured in a month-long feature in the group in August
6) Remember, discuss the word limit with your partner
7) Please comment on this journal and mention who you're partnering up with - more of a courtesy to me and the admins to keep track somehow
8) Poetry or prose is allowed for this
9) Nothing NSFW allowed please

Old sewing machine by Pajunen     sewing with otto by BrianKesinger     Macro Sewing One. by AlexWelsh

Now, for Weekly Prompts. Due to a very high work load, I am unable to update this regularly each week, so what I will do is place all four week's prompts at once. This gives you the added option of doing a future week's prompt if you don't like the current week's one. Weekly prompt entries will be placed in the featured folder for the next month, along with the month's entries, giving you a whole month's feature on our page.

Week One: 1 September - 10 September:
Friday 1 September is "Letter Writing Day" and so without further ado - write us a letter! You have say in who you write it to or what you write it about but you have a limit of 2500 words.

a Letter by Alephunky     A letter... by FaLLingStAr14     The Letter by babsartcreations

Week Two: 11 September - 17 September:
Wednesday 13 September is "Roald Dahl Day", so, in honor of this famous author whose books (and some movies based off those books - raising eyebrows at Anjelica Huston in "The Witches") are so fantastic they blow my socks clean off you can write FANFICTION based on your favourite Roald Dahl Book! You have no word limit for this, so go wild - just contain your wildness so us old people can still read :eyes:

Twart - Roald Dahl by ronsalas     Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by AudreyBenjaminsen     THE WITCHES by Zoo-chan

Week Three: 18 September - 24 September:
Tuesday 19 September is "Talk Like a Pirate Day" and so your next topic is pirates! Write about your favourite pirates, whether it be characters you've designed (looking at you members of NavigatorsOfTheMist and others) or pirates you love from TV/Movies (Fanfiction allowed here too). You have 5000 words maximum and 1000 words minimum to write this in.

Pirate by LimKis     Pirate we be by tamaraR     Pirate by danyiart

Week Four: 25 September - 30 September:
I couldn't find any days I liked, so, in lieu of that a challenge for you. I will give you several different categories and options. You need to roll a dice and see which number it lands on for each category. You will stitch your story together with these results and create your masterpiece. (links to Sewing Month too, dunnit) Here you go:
Category One: Hero
1 - Male member of Amway
2 - Female rum smuggler
3 - Transgender cocaine addict

Category One: Villain
1 - Male heroine addict
2 - Female grocery packer
3 - Transgender fairy-wing picker

Category Three: Setting
1 - Conference
2 - Orc cave
3 - Opera house

Category Four: Weapons
1 - Pen
2 - Beer bottle
3 - Shark tooth

Category Five: Miscellaneous
1 - One person plays D&D
2 - The entire story takes place backwards
3 - One person is a person over 70 years old

:bulletred: Please place the topic and your dice rolls in your comments
:bulletred: Prose and poetry allowed
:bulletred: NSFW allowed minimally - please filter accordingly
:bulletred: 6000 words maximum, 1500 minimum
:bulletred: Weekly Prompt Folder is where these submissions go

Stitch by Unodu     Pixel Stitch by kaykaykit     Stitch and Toothless by TsaoShin

And that, my friends, is when September ends and the month of ghosts and ghouls begins. Enjoy! And remember, any questions can come directly to the group, to myself MagicalJoey or to any one of the admins.

Letters, Roald Dahl, Pirates, Stitched

Let the Challenges, begin!

Domaex , nothing-creative , InklingsOfOblivion and MagicalJoey
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Soulmates, Enemies, and Bruises (Contest Entry)    Advancements in telepathic technology proved that every human has a soulmate. When your mind is opened to the presence of thoughts which are not your own, it initially overloads. The reach of your mind expands to cover the whole Earth. Everything outside your own head sounds like gibberish, until you find that one voice beside your own which you can understand. For every person, there is someone perfectly compatible. A profound connection is formed between your souls and bodies; even if there is half the world between you.
    I haven't had the experience myself, I don't want to be telepathic. I only know what I've read about it. And trust me, the Internet is clogged with romantic anecdotes detailing the 'manmade evolution.' 
    I'm from the first generation with access to mind modifications. I still remember when dating websites were your best chance at finding love. Now people upgrade their own brains to find 'the one.' No

by Sweetie-Chars

The Trouble with TwoMaria hummed softly as she waited for her boyfriend to pick her up.
One of her two boyfriends.
She applied a bright red lipstick. It was hard to find true love when you invested in one man for so long, she’d reasoned with herself. Dark gray eyeshadow. You could go and waste ten years of your life, just for him to never propose. Or worse, leave you at the alter. She’d seen it before. Eyeliner. It was hard to juggle two guys at once, but no more than it was to juggle work and a social life. Mascara. Besides, both were great guys, and very dedicated to her, but they also both had their flaws.
Straightening out her dress, she stood, and noticed a painless bruise that had suddenly developed on her lower leg. Maria cursed, and went digging through her closet for a longer dress. There weren’t many - she wasn’t a very modest woman.
That was the problem she had with her two boyfriends. Maria had met them around the same time, and when she’d noticed the bruises and

by TheRedSephaos

Just a SnackKaye was attempting to cut a watermelon while holding it down like it was a savage beast that needed to be subdued. Quickly losing his patience and his hunger growing by the second, he picked up the pace as he sawed through the fruit in hopes to eventually reach the sweet nectar within. The knife slipped through the husk and scraped his hand. He screamed and released everything from his grasp. He examined his hand to find a small gash that was oozing a droplet of blood. He cursed to himself as he tended to his wound. Glancing at the thick green shell, he suddenly had an idea. He snatched a meat hammer from a utensil drawer and aimed it over the melon. He drew back and smashed it with full force. In the midst of the explosion, a sizable chunk of it smacked him square in the face and he stumbled back. He shook his head and collected his prize to feast on.
Idna, though neither her nor Kaye knew of their fate, who had stuck together through thick and thin, was in the middle of reading a bo

by I-Write-Strangely


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whitemagnolian Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student Writer
Looking forward to contributing to the writing prompts! I'll get working. :)
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017   Writer
Yay :D
Looking forward to seeing your entries :) Bring test subjects friends!
TheSoylentOrange Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Professional Writer
Hey, I'm a longtime writer who's just recently gotten into professional editing- what would the etiquette be for offering my services to the group?
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2016   Writer
This group doesn't really cater to editors/proofreaders etc, but you could try GrammarNaziCritiques or ProjectComment or Adopt-A-Writer 
TheSoylentOrange Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional Writer
Okay, thanks for the references! :)
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016   Writer
No problem.
TIA-45 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2015

Hey all,

A friend and I are attempting to start up a new (free!) e-published magazine featuring all kinds of writing arts! We are currently looking for submissions to be featured in the first issue, details can be found here:

If you would like a chance to be featured in the first issue, see the link and consider contributing (guidelines for doing so are included on the blog)!

xBennyRGraux Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
As Terry Pratchett's Death would say in this sort of situation where one receives the chance to have their work added to a gallery and read while pondering several ways to express gratefulness , death having no feelings except thinking cats are nice when he is not reaping souls thanks to the assassin's guild and wayward wizards, he would state the following phrase "thank you for the fave" . After a short pause he would wonder if that was the correct thing to say and would vanish. so Thanks! yeah XDDDDDDDDDD
MagicalJoey Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015   Writer
Rofl. Makes me really wish I had read any of the Terry Pratchett novels.
xBennyRGraux Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
I think they are up for free on sacredtexts or on pdf or kindle, but having the book is better.
Im up to book 10. I loved the movies staring Christopher lee as Death ( I cant read Pratchett's Death lines
without doing Lee's deep booming voice XD ). Death says the only thing he likes and or
desires having no emotions like we do is cats, Terry Pratchett wrote a book about Cat anectdotes and
also a whole Discoworld book on cats AND a co written novel with Neil Gaiman about the end of the world
and Death is in it. atm u can see Wyrd Sisters, the color of magic, music of the soul, hog father and
one starring Samwise aka The goonies kid as "the Tourist", Death cameos in each one, Hog father being a 4 part movie series
f you wanna give it a go then pick up a book on a free day. I could never touch Pratchett's funny in a million years!!!!
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