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Prompt: November 26, 2012

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 3:12 AM by Vigilo:iconvigilo:
Prompts are back up and running! We'd stopped in July, but we're back now, and will hopefully do so at the usual pace of bi-weekly blogs. We're sorry about the delay - things happened, and then somehow, it was November, would you look at that. :faint:


RecrudescenceA man in his fifties lay in his hospital bed, surrounded by white sheets, baskets of fruit, and get-well-soon cards. He tried to sit up, but found himself gasping for breath. He lowered himself down.
He closed his eyes, trying to sort out the mess in his head. He wondered what his liver donor was like. Had he, or she, also been lying on a hospital bed? Surrounded by white sheets, baskets of fruit, and get-well-soon cards? No, no, he reasoned. His donor would be dead. There would be no fruit or cards for someone who had already died.
He rubbed his forehead and sighed deeply. It was becoming hard to think. The regret had begun to set in. The years of drinking, parties, women, debauchery, these were all things he shouldn't have done. He should have taken care of himself, taken care of the people close to him. He missed his ex-wife. His latest mistress had been here earlier, but he waved her away. She meant nothing to him. Now he was alone in room, swathed in white sheets.
He was afraid.

Recrudescence by Clevina.
For some reason, he wanted to be a good man. He had an uneasy feeling that the liver had not been easy to get, but he prevented himself from imagining too much. The liver was his now.
This is a wickedly interesting story, rife with irony. Clevina cleverly and smoothly unfolds the story within the six-word story, "New liver. Break out the champagne!", from its clinical beginning, to the bittersweet end, and takes you through a carefully charted journey of futility.

My critique on the piece is here.


Make up a word (not a name, unless you have something amazing, in which case, go for it - think of verbs, adjectives, and the like), or choose a made-up word from here, with a definition, and then write something about that word! For example, if I chose the word fitzcarraldo, I could write a story about a bird that suddenly had the immediate and passionate desire (indeed, the fitzcarraldo) to become a cuckoo clock. Run with it - incorporate the word/your word however you wish into your work; don't forget to tell us the definition of it!

Don't forget to submit your responses to the folder here if you want to be featured!


Here are some other resources (from around the internet) chockfull of prompts for both prose and poetry, ready to help you out if you're in need of any. Right now, we only have four; if you have any suggestions for prompts or for resources or anything related at all, let us know in the comments, that'd be great! :heart:

Outside dA:
:bulletred: Language is a Virus.
:bulletblack: NaPoWriMo archive.
:bulletred: Toasted Calendar.
:bulletblack: Easy Street Prompts.

And these are some amazing prompts Groups from inside deviantART. Be sure to check them out if you want something more to work on!

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KOIBEAT Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
it's been a while now... out of curiosity has only one person really written a piece for the current prompt? i never saw anything else related to the prompt in my da watch or in the 'prompt inspired' folders. Is is even still going on?
TheMaidenInBlack Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
It is, yes, the next prompt will be up in a few days at the most.

:hmm: and I don't know how many submitted, but considering how many blogs we submit it's pretty easy this got lost in the bunch and wasn't read, it happens. I'm sure prompts will catch up again once people know they're up and running. :heart:
TheOnly-MaKaila Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yay prompts are back! Now I have something to encourage me to write!
KOIBEAT Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
does this exclude the making up of names in general?
Vigilo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Writer
Oh, good point - yes, it does, I'll edit that into the blog (unless you've got something really amazing or a person named Fitz Carraldo, or something - there're always exceptions). Think of verbs, adjectives, and the like - and let me know if you need anything! :heart:
KOIBEAT Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
lol i dont. i just thought i would mention it so people have to try harder
Vigilo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Writer
Thanks for looking out for everyone else, then! :giggle:
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