July 2014 Camp NaNo Prompts for Week 2

by syaffolee

Here’s the archived post for the Week 2 @NaNoWordSprints prompts. If there are any particularly prompt themes you’d like to see in the future, just let me know! (Or if there are any prompt themes you absolutely hate, also let me know so I don’t do them again.)

July 8, 10:30am-12:30pm (UTC -7)
Idioms

  • Cold shoulder (10 min)
  • Fit as a fiddle (20 min)
  • Spill the beans (30 min)
  • Sleep with the fishes (10 min)
  • Take the cake (30 min)

July 8, 5:30pm-7:30pm (UTC -7)
Quotes from “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen

  • She is tolerable; but not handsome enough to tempt me. (10 min)
  • To yield without conviction is no compliment to the understanding of either. (30 min)
  • And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody. (15 min)
  • Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion. (30 min)
  • We do not suffer by accident. (10 min)

July 8, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Victorian Headlines

  • Trying to steal a crocodile, extraordinary affair in Paris (10 min)
  • A stranded elephant (15 min)
  • A funeral without a corpse (30 min)
  • Shocking incident at a masked ball (15 min)
  • Cured by lightning (10 min)
  • Escape of a polar bear at Dundee (10 min)

July 9, 10:00pm-1:00am (UTC -7)
Gothic Novel Tropes

  • A murderous tyrant with scary eyes (10 min)
  • A character prone to fainting (20 min)
  • A spooky castle or stately home (30 min)
  • In the olden days (20 min)
  • Bad weather (15 min)
  • Something grotesque (10 min)
  • Creepy housekeeper (5 min)
  • Ominous chanting (30 min)

July 10, 11:30am-1:30pm (UTC -7)
Romance Cliches

  • Revenge (5 min)
  • A sham betrothal or marriage (30 min)
  • A reformed rake (15 min)
  • Boss and secretary (15 min)
  • Stranded in a cabin together (30 min)

July 10, 5:30pm-7:30pm (UTC -7)
Pet Peeves

  • Noisy eaters (5 min)
  • Driving slow in the fast lane (15 min)
  • Stubbing your toe (30 min)
  • Paper cuts (15 min)
  • The hot water running out when you’re running a bath (30 min)

July 10, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Methods of Divination

  • Overheard words/cledonomancy (5 min)
  • Pearls/margaritomancy (30 min)
  • Chewing gum/styramancy (15 min)
  • Frogs/batrachomancy (30 min)
  • Wood/xylomancy (15 min)

July 11, 9:00pm-1:00am (UTC -7)
Cake Folklore

  • Longevity/mooncakes (5 min)
  • A wake to honor the dead/dead-cakes (15 min)
  • Gingerbread/Johnny-Cake (30 min)
  • Tortoise/red tortoise cake (10 min)
  • Wheat/wheat cake (30 min)
  • Twins/Biddenden cakes (10 min)
  • Walk/Cakewalk (20 min)
  • Almond/Tarta de Santiago (20 min)
  • Evil spirits/apple cakes (15 min)
  • Coffee/coffee cake (30 min)

July 12, 12:30am-3:00pm (UTC -7)
Ghost Sprinting: Stephen King Novel Titles

  • The Dark Half (10 min)
  • Misery (20 min)
  • Needful Things (30 min)
  • Insomnia (20 min)
  • The Talisman (30 min)
  • Firestarter (10 min)

July 12, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Speculative Fiction Tropes

  • Absurdly sharp claws (10 min)
  • Grey goo (30 min)
  • Portent of doom (10 min)
  • Blind jump (30 min)
  • Talking in your dreams (15 min)

July 13, 1:00pm-2:30pm (UTC -7)
Quotes from “As You Like It” by William Shakespeare

  • That was laid on with a trowel (5 min)
  • My pride fell with my fortunes (15 min)
  • Live a little; comfort a little; cheery thyself a little (30 min)
  • Let us make an honourable retreat (5 min)
  • He that wants money, means, and content, is without three good friends (15 min)

July 13, 6:00pm-7:00pm (UTC -7)
All About Watermelons

  • Moon and stars (5 min)
  • Sucking blood (10 min)
  • Snack (15 min)
  • Helmet (5 min)
  • Splitting (10 min)

July 13, 10:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Quotes from “Neuromancer” by William Gibson

  • The damage was minute, subtle, and utterly effective. (5 min)
  • Not if I remember to take my pills. (30 min)
  • Iffy… It’s all looking very iffy tonight. (10 min)
  • He had began to play a game with himself, a very ancient one with no name, a kind of final solitare. (30 min)
  • An angel passed. (5 min)
  • Measure twice, cut once. (15 min)

July 14, 8:00pm-12:00am (UTC -7)
Quotes from “Darkness” by Lord Byron

  • The bright sun was extinguished (10 min)
  • Men forgot their passions in the dread (30 min)
  • Ships sailorless lay rotting on the sea (10 min)
  • Shivering scraped with their cold skeleton hands (30 min)
  • A chaos of hard clay (10 min)
  • And they were enemies (30 min)
  • An enormous city did survive (10 min)
  • The wild birds shrieked (30 min)
  • Immediate and inglorious (10 min)
  • Extinguished with a crash (30 min)
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