Sharing is caring here in the Thunderdome so let’s get into the spirit of giving! When you sign up this week make sure you include a present for your fellow writers. This can be anything: a setting, a character, a concept, a genre, an archetype. Simple. Complex. Whatever you want. Whatever you like. Once you’ve done that, look around at what else has been thrown out there. Pick one and include it in your story.
You don't have to announce your choice until you submit and multiple people can use the same idea.
Pretty simple, yeah?
Oh. I should mention, though, that you are required
to use whatever you suggested
, too. So keep that in mind before you try and pass off something fucking idiotic.
Oh. And you’ll have to use one from the judges
. Seeing as how I’m the only judge right now I’m expecting to see a lot of stories about
Literal elephants, toy elephants, the elephant in the room, the Alabama football mascot, whatever. Go wild!
a hardboiled private detective
an irredeemably bad author
an unwanted avatar
a piece of a mirror
old VHS tapes
the grocery story
a completely foreign language
a quest for a divine ass
a missing person
Our Lord and Savior White Conservative Jesus
a death wish
the phrase "was pure and untamed, and they were loving every minute of it"
an old photo album
humor (the non-shitty kind)
a cross stitch pattern
technology indistinguishable from magic, or possibly the other way around
a society founded with good intentions that ultimately became dystopian
Entenzahn is now a judge and has bequeathed to everyone the genre of "psychological horror." So you gotta include that or elephants. I'll give you your third possibility whenever the next judge pops up.
Our glorious and heavenly blood queen has agreed to judge your miserable entries. She wants to see "stories about ultimate, embarrassing defeat becoming a cathartic triumph (if only in the eyes of the protagonist)." That's your third choice.
Now get to writing and try not the shit the bed like I know you want to!