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.