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Writing Prompt 1

by PeindreLeCiel

You are assigned a science project! You choose to create a time machine. The good news is that it works... the bad news? Well, you're stuck in a different time and you need to find a way to get back home.

(It's a cliché, I know)

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Sun May 31, 2020 12:00 am
LZPianoGirl wrote a review...

**My Thoughts**

Hey @PeindreLeCiel - I love this prompt! I’m going to try to review it as best I can, so bare with me please!


Now, I usually don’t do this category, but it’s a prompt, so… I did a quick Google search of your prompt and I could not find it anywhere. I did see a few prompts out of the many time travel prompts that did look very similar, but not enough to be the same thing. For instance:

You, a time traveler, got stuck in time and had to build a way to go back to 2050… but on the way you accidentally introduced Shakespeare to 21st century slang.
“For never was a story more of woe, O bard Alexa, play us despacito.” -Shakespeare

See, totally not the same thing. So I trust that you wrote this! Correct me if I’m wrong!


Holy cr*p I could write something out of this. Maybe not something good, but something! I like the idea of waiting, she falls in love, and is torn between the two eras when more time travellers come to save her. Oh I would read the heck out of that.

**Better Ways To Post**

I do like how you posted this as a work (so I get points from reviewing hehe), but it is a waste of 200 points. Instead, as @whatchamacallit said, it may be better to post it in the Writer’s Corner or the Writing Tips section in the forums. I haven’t posted much there, maybe a few things, but I do recommend it if you don’t want to waste points on such a short thing.

**Quick Review**

I love it! Good prompt, could make a good story, but there are better places in the forum to post this! :)

Keep on writing and thinking of these prompts, and have a fantastic day!

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Sat May 30, 2020 12:12 pm
Shadeflame says...

Hey PeindreLeCiel!

Your prompt sounds interesting! It's pretty short, but is okay, because then it leaves most of the details up to the author.
Most things are cliches for a reason. They were made cliches because they are so popular that people tend to use them a lot.

Keep writing

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Mon May 25, 2020 12:30 am
YoursTruly says...

I love how short this is. Everyone can take this, digest it, and really think about what they would do. It leaves the reader with their own imagination which I love. I can't wait to see what other prompts you come up with.

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Fri May 01, 2020 8:10 pm
whatchamacallit wrote a review...

Hello PiendreLeCiel! I see you're new here, so welcome to YWS! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

This is a wonderful prompt, but if you're not actually looking for reviews on your prompt (and it's sort of hard to review a prompt, after all), then I recommend you post this as a blog or in a forum.

To get to your blog, click on "Me" near the top left of the page, and a small drop-down menu should appear. You can click on "My Blog", and it should take you there.

If you want to post this in a forum, it probably makes the most sense to post it in the Writer's Corner or the Writing Tips. I've never really posted stuff in those forums, so I'm not an expert on what belongs there, but that's my best guess.

And finally, re your prompt - I love it! It is a little cliche but it could be an interesting challenge for a writer to give it their own twist!

Again, if you have any questions, feel free to ask! I hope this helps!


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Fri May 01, 2020 7:58 pm
JellyRose says...

Hi there, this is just a suggestion, but since it is a writing prompt, it might be better to post it in the forums so that it would be organized better.

But this does sound like a fun prompt and I hope to see more prompts in the future!

Thank you for the suggestion! I'll definitely consider that next time!

JellyRose says...

Alrighty! Have a fantastic day!

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
— W.H. Auden