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Hi everyone,

valleyofthemuse was started a year and half ago, with the intention of providing weekly prompts for the community members to practice their writing skills.

Unfortunately, the community never quite took off, and although there have been some fabulous entries, I find that my enthusiasm for providing prompts has waned.

As a result, there will no longer be any prompts posted.

I'm going to keep this community open - if the mood strikes you, feel free to post original fiction here, regardless of whether it was inspired by the prompts or not.

Or you might want to check out awdt, which accepts both original and fanfiction every week.

If anyone would like to take over modding of this community, please feel free to email me at valleyofthemuse at yahoo dot ca


Thanks to everyone who contributed and to everyone who was inspired!
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This week's prompt is "Mist"
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For this week, your submission has to be told from the point of view of an animal.

Due by Monday, June 25, 2007.

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Today's prompt is "old friends" - friends you haven't seen in a long time, friends that have been in your life for years, people who used to be your friends.

Submissions due next Monday, June 18, 2007.

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Today's prompt is "hobby"

Submissions are due next Monday, June 11, 2007

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This week's prompt is travel.

You can write a travelogue. You can use an exotic location as a setting for a story. Or practice scene/setting descriptions. Write an ode to your favourite vacation spot. Write a poem about the ocean. Write a diary entry of the next place you would like to travel to.

Remember, submissions can be as short as a haiku, or as large as you can get it to be by next Monday, June 4, 2007.

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This week's prompt is farming.

Submissions are due next Monday, May 28, 2007.

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This week's prompt is "sticky".

submissions are due next Monday, May 14, 2007.

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This week's prompt is "thirst".

Why is your character experiencing thirst? Are they in a hot, dry location? A desert? Enclosed, air-conditioned office building? Or are they thirsting for knowledge? Enlightenment? Creative fulfilment?

Submissions are due next Monday, April 30, 2007.

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For this week's prompt, go take a look at this list of stock characters, and incorporate as few or as many in your story.

Some of my favourites are femme fatale, the reluctant hero, the honest thief, and the adventuress.

Submissions are due Monday, April 23, 2007.

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