Thought I’d toss up a quick reminder that I’ve been erratically posting Instigation prompts to twitter all month, which are feeding into the new Instigation Showcase page. I conceive of all this as being not only an extension of this department on the blog, but also the recently-released ebook. If you’re on twitter, just follow @MikeArnzen — if you’re not, you can always see what I’m posting to that nefarious site on the archive I keep called “The Nest” right here at gorelets.com/nest. Here’s a sampler of some recent favorites:
- “Construct a scenario involving a contemporary equivalent to firewalking on hot coals.”
“Pick an occupation (eg. banker, fireman, etc.). Your title is: ‘Bring me the Head of the [Occupation].'”
“Your character spots a broken scalpel blade, in the corner of library’s restroom floor.”
“The setting: a cannibal food truck.”
“Create a strange gathering of feathers.”
And sometimes I toss out some images, too, like this one, recently posted to my flickr gallery:
The dark side should breed and spread, don’t you think? If you come up with anything based on these and publish it (or post it online), I’ll happily add your name with a link back, to the Instigation Showcase!