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15 September 2010 @ 09:27 pm
Story seeds - September  
It's been brought to my attention that it's been a while since I posted the last batch of story seeds - I think I was delaying because I hadn't yet written anything from that lot myself, but I think sometimes a batch just doesn't work for everyone (or, indeed, anyone) and it's best to just move on. I'm going to try and post them once a month from now on. So, here are this month's seeds:
  1. And the fortress that's built of sand
  2. I did not sit long after he left, but took the revolver in hand
  3. When I was girding up my loins to doubt this
  4. He began by proving that a republic in the midst of unsettled political circumstances is, from its very nature, almost invariably more autocratic than the ordinary empire.
  5. Or make one mourner weep the less
  6. The person is a hairy shadow, for chairs lift pitifully.
  7. Who had survived and who had drowned
  8. Should the almighty lay the duties of wife and mother upon me I shall try to perform them as faithfully as I can
  9. Soon after, he fell down upon an extensive lawn
  10. Bessie and I stepped out of the front door and into the darkness
  11. the interests of the country, as well as of our university
  12. Here's something for you to report, said Zherkov.

For anyone who's new, the source of all these bits of text that I post semi-regularly is the random text included in some spam e-mails. It always struck me as a kind of accidental Dadaist poetry, so I figure it might as well be put to good use. :-)

Previous batches can be found here:

Of course, you're welcome to use anything from any of them if you happen to find them inspiring - it doesn't have to be from the current set. And other sorts of writing that aren't based on these are also fine to post here, or other types of creative work entirely. The story seeds are just a voluntary exercise for those who want to write and need a bit of inspiration sometimes.
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