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.

Day 12 – 31 Days to 31 Stories

Prompts are fun but varied. Are you enjoying them so far?

On Saturday on the InExhaustible Media channel on Twitch we will host a weekly wrap up. You’ll be able to share a favorite story from the week if you’d like to as well.

On to the prompts!

Prompt 1

Traveling leads to unexpected adventures. Share one.

Prompt 2

The motion of the ship rocked (them) to sleep.

Day 11 – 31 Days 31 Stories Prompt

Keep in mind the first goal is to finish the short story in 24hrs


Prompt 1 will be a scene setting sort of prompt.
Prompt 2 will be a ‘Use this sentence (or partial sentence) prompt.

All prompts are optional, but a nice way to track how many you’ve done.

Cats Vintage Painting

Propt 1

Two cats are sitting on a roof discussing how to catch the birds on the electrical wire. One is successful.

Prompt 2

“You see that bird right there? He’s quite plump.”

David Payne – TelinArtho

David has always considered himself a writer, and writing has always been a passion of his, even though for many years, it wasn’t his priority. Renewed in 2021 with “Writing Purpose”, he is embarking on writing while streaming and getting his work out there. Come join him in the writing adventure!

What do you stream? (or write in what genre)
I write whatever strikes my fancy, though I tend to default to Fantasy/SciFi/Other Speculative Fiction. Contemporary Fiction, Memoir, and others have been known to pop up too.

How long have you been streaming?
Since the beginning of December 2021.

How do you keep your viewers engaged?
Still learning – but I use productivity sprints, and engage each viewer as they chat.

What is your favorite thing about streaming?
I love writing, and I found I am most productive while streaming. What I love most though is talking with people who also love writing, or reading for that matter.

Where can people find you?
https://twitch.tv/telinartho
https://starstolenwritings.wordpress.com

When can people find you on Twitch?
7am-8:30am (M-F, EST) is my schedule, but I will do plenty of other streams, including on the weekends, as my schedule allows.

Day 10 – 31 Days to 31 Stories Prompt

Things to remember:
Prompt 1 will be a scene setting sort of prompt.
Prompt 2 will be a ‘Use this sentence (or partial sentence) prompt.

All prompts are optional, but a nice way to track how many you’ve done.

Shall we stick to the theme of disasters? Or begin to move forward with another chaotic story idea? hmm

Camel's Head 4

Prompt 1 –

Your character’s eyes dart open to meet someone unexpected staring back at them.

Prompt 2 –

A kind gaze leads to …


It’ll be great to see what’s coming up next from your incredible creative spirit.

Day 9 – 31 Days to 31 Stories Prompt

So, I might have discussed this one on the stream …

Solar Activity

Prompt 1

Intense geomagnetic storm washes over the Earth (or planet of your choice). What is the impact? How does your character, species, people respond?

Prompt 2

“I saw it coming the moment it left the sphere.”



Have you visited CoffeeQuills stream lately? She’s a third time 31 days participant. Ask her about her experience.


In case you want another fun and 31 days experienced streamer to visit, you should check out Angsthase. She creates fun, slice of life stories that draw you in and hold on to you. Go check it out.