Camp NaNo Prompts for Week 2

by syaffolee

I think I may be slowly running out of interesting prompt themes for Week 3. Mostly because all the themes that I have been coming up with are inappropriate for an all ages audience. (There are kids following! And adults writing children’s books! A wild This is Spinal Tap sprint session would be beyond the pale!) Or the prompt themes might be controversial even though I don’t see them that way. Also, I kind of want to stay away from camp-related prompts. The other sprint leaders are already doing a better job with those than I would have.

Anyways, here are the @NaNoWordSprints prompts for Week 2.

April 8, 12:20pm-1:20pm (UTC -7)
Three

  • Trident (10 min)
  • Triptych (15 min)
  • Tricycle (20 min)

April 8, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Muses

  • Euterpe: song, rejoicing well, delight, flute (15 min)
  • Clio: history, proclamation, lyre, scrolls (30 min)
  • Melpomene: tragic (10 min)
  • Urania: skies, globe, compass (20 min)
  • Terpischore: dancing (20 min)

April 9, 6:30pm-9:00pm (UTC -7)
I Ching

  • Hexagram 19: nearing, approaching a goal, arriving (10 min)
  • Hexagram 50: cauldron, holding, establishing the new (15 min)
  • Hexagram 43: parting, breakthrough, separation (30 min)
  • Hexagram 29: gorge, deep water, darkness (10 min)
  • Hexagram 06: arguing, conflict (15 min)
  • Hexagram 61: inner truth, staying focused, avoid misrepresentation (30 min)

April 10, 6:30pm-9:00pm (UTC -7)
The Antiques Wordshow (An Antiques Roadshow parody)

  • Welch, 1857 (10 min)
  • Blast, 1630 (10 min)
  • Garish, 1540 (30 min)
  • Nougat, 1827 (15 min)
  • Rapier, 1550 (20 min)
  • Luxuriate, 1620 (25 min)

April 11, 6:30pm-9:00pm (UTC -7)
Unusual Foods

  • Funeral cookies (10 min)
  • Beef tea (15 min)
  • Gentleman’s relish (30 min)
  • Welsh rarebit (10 min)
  • Hasty pudding (30 min)
  • Lye roll (15 min)

April 11, 11:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
The Pancake Edition

  • Flat as a pancake (10 min)
  • Selling like hotcakes (20 min)
  • Not worth a crumpet (10 min)

April 12, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC -7)
Marathon

  • Pheidippides and the Battle of Marathon: messenger (15 min)
  • Marathon, Florida: key/island (15 min)
  • Marathon, Texas: earthquake, making the earth move (30 min)
  • Marathon, Ontario: mill, factory, paper product (10 min)
  • Marathon candy bar: chocolate, caramel, braids, 1970s (15 min)

April 12, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Card Games

  • Shedding games: discard (10 min)
  • Matching games: match (15 min)
  • Trick-taking games: tricks (30 min)
  • Solitaire games: solitude/patience (10 min)
  • Gambling card games: a character makes a bet (30 min)

April 13, 12:00pm-2:00pm (UTC -7)
Narrative Devices

  • Explain a concept (10 min)
  • Bridge one scene to the next (30 min)
  • Vivid description of an important object (10 min)
  • Compare one thing to another (15 min)
  • Anecdote (30 min)

April 13, 8:30pm-11:00pm (UTC -7)
The Language of Flowers

  • Bluebell: humility (10 min)
  • Lavender: love, devotion (15 min)
  • Snowdrop: hope, consolation (30 min)
  • Lemon geranium: unexpected meeting (10 min)
  • Yellow daffodil: chivalry (20 min)
  • Tall sunflower: false riches, pride (30 min)

April 14, 8:30pm-11:00pm (UTC -7)
SkyPrompts (A SkyMall parody)

  • Prompt No. 450289 Hiccup sticks, set of three. “Stop annoying hiccups in seconds!” (10 min)
  • Prompt No. 290183 The Cocoon. “Cocoon yourself in comfort with this revolutionary posh sleeping bag!” (15 min)
  • Prompt No. 5981 The Solar Powered Cooling Hat. “Harness the power of the sun to keep you cool as a cucumber!” (30 min)
  • Prompt No. 968304 Noise Amplifying Earplugs. “With these designer earplugs you can eavesdrop with impunity!” (10 min)
  • Prompt No. 4960491 Yeti Garden Sculpture. “Get your own Bigfoot without the hassle of running in the woods!” (15 min)
  • Prompt No. 8129394 Tie Rolls. “The perfect device to store your neckties keeping them clean and wrinkle free!” (5 min)
  • Prompt No. 718293 Lighted Slippers. “Don’t walk in the dark anymore! Pink and camouflage no longer available.” (20 min)
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