I’m not usually one for memes, but I’ll make an exception for this one. I saw it on Jo Walton’s Live Journal.
Tell me about a story I haven’t written, and I’ll give you one sentence from that story.
ETA: The meme is any kind of crazy idea, not a specific story (this is meant as for fun). Although a few people know some history of things that actually have not yet been written. 🙂
What did Charles do, that resulted in his being made a Duke?
It always starts with a failed revolution.
You haven’t written about the household god who took his role too seriously.
Every time they entered through the door–that gaping wound of a door–it was like a terrible hot scratch on his skin or a screeching cry, a little pinch of pain and sorrow on the abode that was his to watch over, and all because that fool of a priest had sited it facing west instead of as was proper to the east.
Okay, that has to be the opening line when you write that story. 🙂
Wow! Packs a punch! Thanks.
I was thinking of it more in a humorous vein, but re-reading it I see it could be quite serious!
Anyway, excellent prompt.
The human race invades an alien world.
I’m not sure I have the heart to tell the truth of everything that happened there.
How about the Rhuian author’s first pitch of the (first) Crossroads trilogy to a publisher in Jeds? (If increased humor is desired, add a confused undercover Chapalii agent.)
(P.S. Readers of this forum should check out the many entertaining follow-ups to KE’s above invitation/post on lj)
This is the most evil suggestion ever. And brilliant. I have to think about this.
Vampires, on a Motherf***ing spaceship.
We used to call them lunch boxes, the small merchant ships our swift sloop would chase down, grapple close, and open up faster than their human crew could get out an emergency distress signal.
That is very clever, I like it.