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Writing Prompts:

"One thing I learned about marrying a sign painter:  Once things go dry, they stay that way."

Column A                              Column B

talentless                                surgeon
suicidal                                   nun
kindhearted                             circus clown
neurotic                                  suicide hotline volunteer
unfulfilled                               celebrity impersonator
scheming                                department store Santa
racist                                     sports mascot
vain                                       super model
depressed                               hit man
self-conscious                          relationship counselor
jealous                                   serial killer

Choose an attribute from Column A and pair it with a character type from Column B.  Try "unlikely" pairings.
Based on your choice--also decide a theme, plot, voice, tone, character(s), story outline.  Note:  You may also come up with your own "unlikely" pairing, if none of these choices interest you.

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO WRITE THE STORY.  JUST DEVELOP THE ELEMENTS ADDRESSED HERE FOR NOW.

Have fun!

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Stories:

I Can Hear You by Krista Beggan