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Write a detective story that takes place at a family reunion. Be sure there’s a daikaiju somewhere in the story.


Write a story using all of this stuff:

a tattoo artist, an abandoned hotel, a mysterious book


We’re half-way to 300! Not that that really means anything!

Genre: mystery

Person: a Walmart cashier with a horrible secret

Problem: Someone was murdered on aisle 3. Also, a deadly virus is spreading all over town.

All of these. They go in your story.


A new type of prompt! See, we’re still relevant!

You get a genre, a protagonist and a situation. You must work all three into a story or your nipples will shrivel up and fall off. Seriously.

Genre: Mystery

Person: A schizophrenic telephone operator

Situation: Zombies have invaded a suburban neighborhood


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