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The New Weekly Prompt Thread

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After several years of inspiring the people of the workshop (and several board changes) I felt I was time to reset the Weekly Prompt Thread.

The basic rules are still the same (new prompt goes up every Monday, they will all be archived here in the first post, you don't have to write on a prompt if you don't want to.) but the biggest change is how to suggest prompts.

If you have a suggestion, drop me a PM and your suggestion will go into a running list of suggestions. Every few weeks, I'll pick one of the suggestions received at random--and if your suggestion is used, you will be credited.

I'll also be on the lookout for guest prompts--so if you have a really good idea and don't want to wait for it to come up in the randomizer, just ask me if you can post a guest prompt.

Happy writing!

The Master Prompt List:

--Starting Fresh (1/30/2017)
--Take the Day Off (2/6/2017)
--Too Much Going On (2/13/2017)
--A Travel Disaster (2/20/2017)
--21 Years and Still Catching'em All (2/27/2017)
--It Was Worth It (3/6/2017)
--It's Time (3/13/2017)
--Summer Memories (3/20/2017)
--On the Road (3/27/2017)
--The Origins of a Plot (4/3/2017)
--What Could've Been (4/10/2017)
--Now Loading (4/17/2017)
--Working Together (4/24/2017)
--Ace's Collab Ideas (4/25/2017)
--dp876's Collab Ideas (4/26/2017)
--AetherX's Collab Ideas (4/27/2017)
--LT's Collab Ideas (4/28/2017)
--Rainy Day Blues (5/1/2017)
--Movie Magic (5/8/2017)
--Strange Things (5/15/2017)
--Happy Summer Days (5/22/2017)
--Hot Off the Grill (5/29/2017)
--More Movie Magic (6/5/2017)
--The Game of the Year (6/12/2017)
--Rock n' Roll Forever (6/19/2017)
--Festival Days (6/26/2017)
--Picture Prompt #1 (7/10/2017)
--Technical Difficulties (7/17/2017)
--Create a Story #1 (7/24/2017)
--Life of Joy (7/31/2017)
--Picture Prompt #2 (8/7/2017)
--The Miracle of Life (8/14/2017)
--Dark of the Sun, Dark of the Moon (8/21/2017)
--Rising from the Ashes (8/28/2017)
--Party On! (9/4/2017)
--We Will Always Remember (9/11/2017)
--Rock on, Pokemon! (9/18/2017)
--Changing Leaves, Changing Seasons (9/25/2017)
--We Interrupt this Program (10/2/2017)
--Doing the Shopping (10/9/2017)
--Blocked! (10/16/2017)
--My Very Own Odyssey (10/23/2017)
--Bump in the Night (10/30/2017)
--Over the River and Through the Woods (11/6/2017)
--Midnight Release (11/13/2017)
--Giving Thanks (11/20/2017)
--Where Are They Now? (11/27/2017)
--Mall Madness (12/4/2017)
--Throwing Everything Off (12/11/2017)
--Break Time! (1/8/2018)
--Designing the Next Generation (1/15/2018)
--Feeling Inspired (1/22/2018)
--The Match of the Century (1/29/2018)
--Bracing for a Chill (2/5/2018)
--Desperate and Dateless (2/12/2018)
--Major Confusion (2/19/2018)
--Please Stand By (2/26/2018)
--Needs Improvement (3/5/2018)
--Let the Magic Begin (3/12/2018)
--Picture Prompt #3 (3/19/2018)
--Infused With Power (3/26/2018)
--The Seed of a Hero (4/2/2018)
--Dreams of Stardom (4/9/2018)
--A Festive Day! (4/16/2018)
--On the Case (4/23/2018)
--A Sighting of Nostalgia (4/30/2018)
--School's Out! (5/7/2018)
--An Epic Distorted Clash (5/14/2018)
--Let's Go, Pokemon! (5/21/2018)
--Highly Contagious (6/4/2018)
--The Game of the Century (6/11/2018)
--A Different Kind of Pokemon Journey (6/18/2018)
--Cooking Craziness (6/25/2018)
--The Best-Laid Plans (7/2/2018)
--We're On Vacation (7/9/2018)
--Take Me Out to the Ball Game (7/16/2018)
--Your Chance to Win (7/23/2018)
--It's Here! (7/30/2018)
--Rebuilding (8/6/2018)
--Late Night Musings (8/13/2018)
--My Own Creation (8/20/2018)
--Contingency Plans (8/27/2018)
--Happy Birthday to Me! (9/3/2018)
--On the Soapbox (9/10/2018)
--Beyond My Control (9/17/2018)
--Way Off Base (9/24/2018)
--Quiet Down! (10/1/2018)
--Where Are They Now? Revisited (10/8/2018)
--The Downsides of Technology (10/15/2018)
--Getting Tired (10/22/2018)
--Only a Movie? (10/29/2018)
--What a Party! (11/5/2018)
--First Snow Ever (11/12/2018)
--Don't Want to Be Here (11/19/2018)
--The Sale of the Century (11/26/2018)
--All I Want for Christmas Is... (12/3/2018)
--Cynthia's Wish (12/10/2018)
--New Year, New Start (1/7/2019)
--The Repair Job (1/14/2019)
--Under the Rocket's Thumb (1/21/2019)
--Please Stand By... (1/28/2019)
--A Family Gathering (2/4/2019)
--It's Going Around... (2/11/2019)
--Time to Ask the Experts (2/18/2019)
--Happy Birthday, Pokemon! (2/25/2019)
--The Time is a-Changing (3/11/2019)
--Looking Ahead to Gen 8 (3/18/2019)
--The Most Important Meal (3/25/2019)
--A Rival's Prank (4/1/2019)
--Seeds of Promise (4/8/2019)
--Rainy Day Annoyances (4/15/2019)
--Hatching a Hero (4/22/2019)
--Adaptation Made Awesome (4/29/2019)
--Getting to the Point (5/6/2019)
--Cracking the Case (5/13/2019)
--Rainout Plan B (5/20/2019)
--Late Night Emergency (5/27/2019)
--Cornered Again! (6/3/2019)
--The Play's the Thing (6/10/2019)
--An Unlikely Remake (6/17/2019)
--So Much for That... (6/24/2019)
--A Million Colors Shooting 'Cross the Sky... (7/1/2019)
--Who Is the Evil Team? (7/8/2019)
--A Ballpark Figure (7/15/2019)
--Crazy with the Heat (7/22/2019)
--So Much to Do! (7/29/2019)
--The Anime, Re-imagined (8/5/2019)
--Honored for a Good Deed (8/12/2019)
--The Amazing Con (8/19/2019)
--Demanding Attention (8/26/2019)
--The Birthday of the Century (9/2/2019)
--Unexpected Sickness (9/9/2019)
--A Winner At Last (9/16/2019)
--Too Many Places At Once (9/23/2019)
--Nightmares of the Silver Screen (9/30/2019)
--Springing a Craving (10/7/2019)
--An Unusual Freeze (10/14/2019)
--Speculating on Story (10/21/2019)
 
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Your first prompt of the new thread:

Getting a new start
 
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Your prompt this week:

Your characters get an unexpected day off-so how do they spend it?
 
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Your prompt this week:

If it's not one thing, it's another!
 
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Your prompt this week:

Happy birthday, Pokemon!
 
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Your prompt this week:

It was worth overindulging to have a good time
 
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Your prompt this week:

Your characters find an album of pictures from a past vacation--where did they go on this vacation, and what did they do? Was it the vacation of a lifetime, or was it not that fondly remembered?
 
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Your prompt this week:

Your characters talk about the most interesting thing that happened on the road. Was it weird, funny, scary, heartwarming, or inspiring?
 
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Your prompt this week, inspired by the April Fool's mayhem:

What do you think inspired Team Skull to take over Po Town to begin with?
 
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Your prompt this week:

What parts of the Pokemon games (including the TCG) do you wish had a proper appearance in the show? What would your imagined version look like?
 
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Your prompt this week:

The computer's taking a while to update...what do your characters do while they wait?
 
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Your first prompt this week:

You've been assigned a group project on some aspect of the Pokemon world--what does the project entail, and do your groupmates work well together, or do you end up with the brunt of the work?
 
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As LT hinted yesterday, there is more than one prompt coming this week. In celebration of our new collaboration competition with the URPG, the other mods and I will be posting a variety of suggestions to help inspire your one shots! We'll be posting two each, so have a read, have a think and then get writing!

Storyline: You live in a luxurious coastal town, but a storm is minutes away from reaching your shores.

Quote: "I don't know what you were hoping to achieve, but blowing everything up really didn't help, did it?"

Come back tomorrow when @diamondpearl876 will post her suggestions!
 
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Characters: "That's it! We're not leaving this room until we reach a truce."

Plot: your main character is given the opportunity to possess the abilities of any pokemon in existence. Which pokemon do they choose and what do they do with those abilities?
 
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Your second set of prompts from me this week:

--"Come on, you guys, it was only a movie."

--Your character has been volunteered for a role in the school play that they didn't want...so do they just deal with it, or pitch a fit?

We hope you've been enjoying this entire week's worth of prompts. They are all in the master list, so you can still use them after the collab is over.
 
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Your prompt this week:

Rain, rain, go away...

Your characters are stuck at home thanks to a huge storm
 
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