Saturday Story Prompts [2011.12.03]

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1. What-ifs are never binary choices, life is more than ones and zeroes after all, so parallel universes are spawned every second of every day in an infinite multitude. And if you step through one into its neighbor, the chance you’d notice was very very slim.

2. In the lean years, Illsya’s Children live off The People, scavenging their kills and campsites– and The People learn not to look too deeply into the shadows.

3. The stars are brighter here, some small comfort to weigh against their labored breathing and mild hypoxia. He traces the familiar constellations with a shaky finger, showing Mel the footprints of his home.

4. The problem with using magic swords that effortlessly cut through anything was that amateurs still used them as swords instead of scalpels. They swung expecting resistance and found none, turning an attack into a stumble that carved wild paths of destruction. Thankfully they also tended to lop off their own legs, so their ranks were self-policing.

5. Rule 719: The number of problems that can be solved by sitting down and discussing things like rational adults is inversely proportional to the number of rational adults present.

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The stars are brighter here, some small comfort to weigh against their labored breathing and mild hypoxia.  Saturday Story Prompt. December 3, 2011
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