Word Sprint Prompts for Week 3

by syaffolee

Without further ado, the NaNoWordSprints prompts from the last week. Apparently, I’ve also inadvertently helped plan a wedding with my crazy prompts. However, I’m in no danger of quitting my day job to become a wedding planner. I think we’d all agree that the world will probably be better off with me doing research rather than messing around with other people’s big days.

November 14, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Fight scene tropes and vocabulary words

  • Elevator action sequence, impavid, mabble (10 min)
  • Dog pile of doom, tophaceous, belgard (15 min)
  • Traintop battle, collocate, avaunt (30 min)
  • Doppelganger attack, delitescent, delirifacient (20 min)
  • Mud wrestling, duende, runagate (15 min)

November 15, 10:00pm-1:30am (UTC -7)
The Matrix

  • Characters must make a decision (10 min)
  • A character has a near brush with death (20 min)
  • How do you define real? (30 min)
  • Training time (10 min)
  • Letting go of fear, doubt, and disbelief (20 min)
  • Someone already knows what’s going to happen (30 min)
  • It’s a trap! (15 min)
  • Getting a second wind (15 min)
  • Antagonists make a run for it (10 min)

November 16, 10:15am-12:15pm (UTC -7)
Curiosities

  • Wax figures (10 min)
  • Well-crafted sundial (30 min)
  • Fertility cures (10 min)
  • Taxidermy tea party (15 min)
  • Mummy in the cupboard (25 min)

November 16, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Fairy tale tropes

  • The bell of justice (10 min)
  • Flood myths (15 min)
  • Golden fowls (30 min)
  • Blood brothers (10 min)
  • Old, older, and oldest (25 min)
  • Magic books/grimoires (10 min)
  • The name of the helper (15 min)
  • Playing dead (30 min)
  • Love like salt (15 min)
  • Thunderbolts (20 min)

November 17, 11:00am-1:00pm (UTC -7)
Soap opera tropes

  • Screaming matches (10 min)
  • Filthy rich characters (15 min)
  • Someone gets thrown in a pool (30 min)
  • Ridiculously larger than life character (15 min)
  • So bad…it’s good (20 min)

November 17, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Night of Writing Dangerously – Noir

  • A dark foreboding atmosphere (10 min)
  • Femme fatale (15 min)
  • MacGuffin (30 min)
  • Uniform/costume (15 min)
  • Chanteuse/singer (20 min)
  • Organized crime (10 min)
  • Henchmen (30 min)
  • Flashbacks (15 min)
  • Corruption (15 min)
  • Ambiguity (20 min)

November 18, 6:30pm-7:30pm (UTC -7)
Samba school names

  • Baby from Matilde Village (10 min)
  • Sparrowhawks of the Faithful (30 min)
  • Golden Roses (5 min)

November 18, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Explosion tropes

  • Gas leak (10 min)
  • Explosive instrumentation (15 min)
  • Outrun the fireball (30 min)
  • Pyrotechnics (10 min)
  • Grilling accident (10 min)
  • A whole planet blows up (10 min)

November 19, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Battleship/cat breeds/awful things at weddings mashup

  • HMS Agamemnon/Devon Rex/bridesmaid or groomsman is MIA (3 x 5 min)
  • The Justice/Maine Coon/a guest gets a horrible allergic reaction from the food (15 min)
  • HMS Implacable/Turkish Van/the best man says something inappropriate during the toast (30 min)
  • The Charlemagne/York Chocolate Cat/mother-in-law wears atrocious outfit to your big day (10 min)
  • HMS Agincourt/Persian/flower girl refuses to walk down the aisle (15 min)
  • HMS Vengeance/Munchkin/drink spilled on wedding dress (10 min)
  • The Bismark/Ragamuffin/unexpected force of nature threatens outdoor event (15 min)
  • The Potemkin/Abyssinian/lots of unexpected guests show up (20 min)
  • USS Maine/Tonkinese/drunk guest makes a scene (30 min)
  • The Mikasa/Exotic shorthair/phone rings during ceremony (15 min)

November 20, 9:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Moby Dick

  • Friendly stranger (15 min)
  • The other characters talk about an absent character (20 min)
  • Mysterious figures/foreshadowing (30 min)
  • Captain, prosthesis, fear (10 min)
  • The true purpose of something is revealed (15 min)
  • Revenge (20 min)
  • Dangerous but not malicious (10 min)
  • Chase/pursuit (10 min)
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