Someone who looks exactly like you approaches you on a city street, wearing a look of sheer terror. Thrusting a piece of paper into your hand, your doppelganger says “Find Luka. Tell him all pathways lead here. All of our worlds depend on it” and shoves you into a nearby alley. Your doppelganger runs off …
You pass a restaurant and see, through the window, your best friend’s husband having a clearly romantic rendezvous with another woman. Describe the scene, your feelings, and what you decide to do. Does he see you? Are you surprised, shocked, disappointed, vindicated?
Write a short story centered around the theme of a cliche’ without ever mentioning the cliche’.
You are at a museum to see a famous artist’s exhibit. Urban legend claims that this artist was a powerful sorcerer who captured the souls of his subjects within the paintings. While looking at one of his pieces, the subject in the portrait asks you for help.
You have the opportunity to go back in time twenty years and change one thing in your life. This change causes a series of unintended consequences and you realize you’ve made a mistake. What did you change? What happened? How did you live with the consequences of this change? Did you try to fix it?