Day 22 – 31 Days to 31 Stories

A good prompt day? Maybe, but we’ll have to see. You tell me Monday morning!

Four Elements

Prompt 1 –

Imagine the world facing a moment of total peace. What does that look like? How does your character feel? How do they handle it?

Prompt 2 –

A calm settled over the crowd.

Day 21 – 31 Days to 31 Stories

We’re keeping this short and sweet again. I think though, some of us might find this to be the most tragic prompt of the month.

Coffee

Prompt 1
Imagine a world without (coffee, tea, your favorite warm beverage) and how it affects your character and the world around them.

Prompt 2

Fingers grasp the warm mug as steam rolls off the top into the chilled air.

Day 19 – 31 Days to 31 Stories

So, today we’re going to consider a new environment, but similar themes.

Woman Teacher Cartoon

Prompt 1 –

An unexpected impact has demolished the school your character works in. Show us how to rescue the children and the determine what impacted the building.

Prompt 2 –

The monster that hurt me will stop hunting by the end of class. I just can’t let the students know.


Coral shared this sentences prompt with us – you can see her on twitch at http://twitch.tv/scarredsaphicandsexy

Day 16 – 31 Days to 31 Stories

Let’s see what we’ll come up with today!

We’ll do things like it we did yesterday, only not as dark.

Cat On The Tree 1

Prompt 1
Your character encounters a small animal stuck in a tree. Show us how they freed the animal.

Prompt 2

The piercing sound of fear resonated off the walls, waking everyone who could hear.

Diane Verrochi – NursingGeek

I’m a geek, a writer, a gamer, a nurse educator, and sporadic textile arts enthusiast. Some of my current literary influences are Mary Robinette Kowal and the rest of the Writing Excuses podcasters (Brandon Sanderson, Dan Wells, Howard Tayler, and their various awesome guests, such as C.L. Polk, Aliette de Bodard, and Piper J. Drake). On the gaming side, I lean towards open sandboxes like Minecraft and character-centric story games like Spiritfarer, or else extreme weirdness combined with weaponized kindness aka GISH (the Greatest International Scavenger Hunt). LGBTQIA+ health is my passion as a nurse and nurse educator, and that tends to come through in both my storytelling and my gameplay.



How long have you been creating?
I’ve been writing since I was a kid, got put off it thanks to a creative writing professor who didn’t believe “genre” was real writing, and decades later got writing again thanks to the fanfiction community on LiveJournal. These days, I’m working on honing my craft to hopefully start putting some original stories out into the world.

What stands out in your creative career?
That’s a tough one! I don’t yet have any fiction published. Well, original fiction, that is. On the fanfiction side, I’m currently pretty proud of “This Hallowed House,” a cute story I wrote for Yuletide this year in the October Daye universe. As a bonus, other people seem to like it too.

What do you stream? (or write in what genre)
I write fantasy, science fiction, and kids’ stories. I stream a combination of writing, gaming (mostly Minecraft) and occasional other random things.

How long have you been streaming?
Since August 2021.

How do you keep your viewers engaged?
Mostly through chat and recently have added a Kappamon to greet people as they arrive in chat.

What is your favorite thing about streaming?
Interacting with people while I write or game.

Have you met any streaming milestones you’re proud of? Can you tell us when you did and how you and your community responded?
I’m still a relative newbie, so I haven’t hit any of the notable milestones yet.

Where can people find you?
I’m on Twitter and Tumblr at @nursinggeek, and on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/nursinggeek

When can people find you on Twitch?
Right now, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons.

Day 15 – 31 Days to 31 Stories Prompt

Half way mark! This is has been amazing! I’m really learning new things about my characters daily.

How’s your progress going? I’d love to hear about it during the weekly wrap up on Saturday at 7 PM ET on http://twitch.tv/inexhaustiblemedia

Now, silly housekeeping stuff out of the way, let’s get into the prompts.

Blood Smears

Prompt 1

Your character encounters the above situation.

Prompt 2

Beads of sweat formed along the hairline, sliding when each one grew too big to remain.