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Monday, June 4, 2012

Writing Prod - Conspiracy Club

            This is the last day I am accepting entries for my Writing Prod contest. Just as a reminder, I am giving away a copy of City of the Gods: Mythic Tales, Volume 1. If you want, I’ll even autograph it for you. Just write a short story, poem, or pitch that involves a holiday taken to an extreme. The winner will be announced this Wednesday.
            Now on to today’s writing prod. This one is called (by me) Conspiracy Club. Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t out to get you. Or something like that. The idea for this writing prompt is that you take a real organization and imagine what it would be like if they were a front for an evil empire.
            Obviously, the more innocent and noble the organization is in the real world, the more effective the story becomes if you can make the evil-ization (Yes, I made up that word) seem plausible. This prompt lends itself best to thrillers, horror, and dystopian stories, but I’m going to put my example out there as a comedy.

            Junior Man Scouts

Anyone who thinks the battle of the sexes is merely a phrase has already lost the war. Cole finds out what it really means to “Be Prepared” when he joins the Boy Scouts. Thoughts of pleasant weekend campouts and wilderness survival training all fade from his mind when he is recruited to an organization bent on proving that boys rule and girls drool.


  1. So of course I've got to take on the girls.

    Will Die for Cookies

    Young Dana joined the Girl Scouts fully aware the cookies were all the rage. But she had no clue the years of setting up tables, selling them about and getting patriotic Americans amped for them on an annual basis would truly mean what she's discovered. They ARE the rage. Literally. And as Americans everywhere rage out of control from the Girls Scout cookies, can Dana find the cure hidden in the worst selling cookie recipe long ago locked away?

    1. Oh my stars. That is so amazingly fantastic. I love it. I would totally read that book. Sorry, I gotta jet so I can tell my wife.

      ::Ouch it hurts from laughing.::

  2. This is awesome. LOL---!!!!!!

    Also - I saw you at Storymakers! It was awesome. Wish I would have got the chance to talk to you though! Hopefully next time! :)

    1. Thank you.

      Maybe we can talk at the next conference. I sure enjoyed meeting all the people I did meet.

  3. Excellent prod! And I love the word evilization! Now then... how to twist an existing group into a front for something evil and write it into a Picture Book...? :)

    1. That would be awesome. Hmmm . . . give me a while to think about it. I'll post a comment with it later.