Monday, May 10, 2010

Reverse Inspiration Challenge: Speculative Fiction

As seen on Fiction on Demand, Reverse Inspiration Challenge: Speculative Fiction. An excerpt:

Speculative fiction is an umbrella fiction genre covering the more specific genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, supernatural fiction, superhero fiction, utopian and dystopian fiction, apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction, and alternate history. (Yes, I pulled this from Wikipedia!)


For you, my readers, to write 300 to 500 words of speculative fiction using the following as inspiration:

“It was, rather, the quiet time under the tree, with the green leaves against the blue sky, the mild breeze, the soft sound of animals, and Giskard opposite him with faintly glowing eyes.”

Taken from the end of Isaac Asimov’s, “The Robots of Dawn”.

You don’t need to use this line, and you shouldn’t use the characters. No Asimov fan-fiction please. Just go with any image the passage puts in your mind, and take it from there. There are no wrong answers, only interesting writing. The competition is open to everyone, regardless of age, writing ability, or location on the planet.

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