Prompted

Prompted

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Searching for that inspiration to write? Yearning for the most entertaining short fiction? Look no further! "Prompted" is the official podcast of the WritingPrompts section on reddit.com. Hear the best prompts, stories, and interviews with writers from the community!

Episodes

Death, Spies, Gods, and Flash Fiction  

[WP] You are Death. On the last day of the Universe, all the lights are gone, and you have one more soul to usher into your realm, before the doors close forever... It's none other than your oldest opponent, "Life". https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/6bo9cl/you_are_death_on_the_last_day_of_the_universe_all/dhockxt/ Read by LLCoolBrap Written by /u/rarelyfunny More from this author: Personal subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/rarelyfunny/ __________________ [WP] You're a KGB double agent the CIA sent to infiltrate the FBI who got you join the Mafia who got you a position to sabotage the Yakuza, who placed you in a corporate job to spy on the CEO who wants you to pretend to be the Prime Minister's aide. But they don't know who you really work for. https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/59kxa5/wp_youre_a_kgb_double_agent_the_cia_sent_to/d99r5rd/ Read by Giglomesh Written by /u/RazmanR __________________ [WP] The world's first AI, for security purposes, is kept disconnected from the outside world, it's only method of communication being a keyboard and monitor in an empty room in a faraday cage. Your job is to talk to it. https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3qw578/wp_the_worlds_first_ai_for_security_purposes_is/cwixtm0/ Read by LLCoolBrap Written by /u/Weerdo5255 More from this author Reddit user page: https://www.reddit.com/user/Weerdo5255 Website https://www.cgwilliam.com/ /r/HFY wiki page https://www.reddit.com/r/HFY/wiki/authors/weerdo5255 Author shout out to the /r/HFY subreddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/HFY/ __________________ Flash fiction segment Reader: Katie Author: /u/Zuberan https://www.reddit.com/r/Zubergoodstories/ Author: /u/13thOlympian https://www.reddit.com/r/13thOlympian/ Reader: Giglomesh Author: /u/NickofNight Author: /u/_sahdude Reader: LLCoolBrap Author: /u/Hobojimbobo "Reborn as a Dungeon Core" a novel here https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072MPWWW1 and also here for free http://royalroadl.com/fiction/12008/reborn-as-a-dungeon-core-in-an-apocalyptic-world Author: /u/shuflearn https://www.reddit.com/r/TravisTea/ __________________ [WP] A man awakens with no memory, he is inside a small dark room with only a candle and a single pack of matches and strange writings on the walls. https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/1uaxvu/wp_a_man_awakens_with_no_memory_he_is_inside_a/cegjwq1/ Read by Katie Written by /u/Kaycin More from this author Website: http://writingbynick.com __________________ Music used in this podcast Kevin Macleod - Sockhop Kevin MacLeod - Soaring Kevin MacLeod - Cool Vibes Kevin MacLeod - Covert Affair Kevin MacLeod - Fast talkin Barney Peterson - Smooth it Out on the Whetstone of the Heavens Kevin MacLeod - Piece for Disaffected Piano One Kevin MacLeod - A Turn for the Worse Kevin MacLeod - Quiet night Kevin MacLeod - Dark Hallway Strange-down-complex - Kevin MacLeod Baltic Levity - Kevin MacLeod Kevin MacLeod - Shadowlands 1 Horizon Kevin MacLeod - Shadowlands 2 Bridge Kevin MacLeod - Shadowlands 4 Breath Metal pipe rolling on concrete - 01, sound effect - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egIOdBpA4s8 Dropping a Metal Pipe (18+) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXFgDwPoDBw Matchbox Shaking 20120410 024934 SOUND Effect - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_i9KAZHQdE Host today: Giglomesh (/u/Giglomesh) Podcast created by Hunter Christensen www.reddit.com/r/writingprompts www.reddit.com/r/Prompted/ __________________

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Vikings and Valhalla  

[WP] Valhalla is filled with the strongest warriors the world has ever known. Vikings, Spartans, Mongols, Romans, Samurai, Spetznaz, JSOC Operators. And in that corner over there? That's Ted, from accounting. - https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/35bp48/wp_valhalla_is_filled_with_the_strongest_warriors/cr2y5pj/ Read by Giglomesh Written by /u/Cymoril_Melnibone More from this author: Personal Subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/HallowdineLibrary Twitter: https://twitter.com/CateSpice Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CMScandreth/ ___________ [WP] A young viking captain leads his crew to their final stand. - https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3uutar/wp_a_young_viking_captain_leads_his_crew_to_their/cxi0ip2/ Read by Katelyn Sullivan Written by /u/Tinsonman ___________ [WP] When everyone turns 25 years old they are assigned a Demon or an Angel based on karma, you however is assigned a Valkyrie. - https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/58tnrj/wp_when_everyone_turns_25_years_old_they_are/d93n1zl/ Read by LLCoolBrap Written by /u/metal_fan ___________ [WP]: a Valkyrie has come to usher the souls of a great warrior to Valhalla. However she instead a encounters a child. - https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/2oc71x/wp_a_valkyrie_has_come_to_usher_the_souls_of_a/cmlso60/ Read by Katelyn Sullivan Written by /u/tasha_mangoo ___________ Music used in this podcast is as follows: Kevin MacLeod - Sock Hop Kevin MacLeod - Master of the Feast Kevin MacLeod - In the hall of the mountain king (Originally by Edvard Grieg) Kevin MacLeod - Devastation and Revenge Yelling Soldiers Sound Effect | High Audio Quality (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-XwWeQWZFE) Wood Break Sound Effect (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiS1YvzGbCA) Alpha Hydrae - Keratine, rust and a clear soul Kevin MacLeod - Lost Frontier Door Kick sound effect (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAP-w5nyUVI) Kevin MacLeod - Dark Times Kevin MacLeod - Lone Harvest Host today: LLCoolBrap (/u/LLCoolBrap) Podcast created by Hunter Christensen www.reddit.com/r/writingprompts www.reddit.com/r/Prompted/

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Existential Flirting And The Criminals  

[WP] The narrator keeps flirting with the reader, and the protagonist is getting annoyed by it. - https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/65zb3g/wp_the_narrator_keeps_flirting_with_the_reader/ Written by /u/TheWibbleyLever Read by LLCoolBrap More from this author at https://www.reddit.com/r/TWLWritingPrompts/ ________________ [WP] An immortal is experiencing the heat death of the universe, when he can hear the sounds of confetti, and blasting music. The music stops with a record scratch, and a bewildered voice can be heard saying: "Wait...one's still here?" - https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/68ykga/wp_an_immortal_is_experiencing_the_heat_death_of/dh2fwlm/ Written by /u/TheAlchemyst99 Read by Katelyn Sullivan More from this author at https://www.wattpad.com/user/Akheilos ________________ [WP] You are a bad guy who just lost a final battle against beloved hero and now have to cope with overwhelming emotions. - https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/5svujg/wp_you_are_a_bad_guy_who_just_lost_a_final_battle/ddig5dq/ Written by /u/dizzybagel Read by Katelyn Sullivan More from this author on their reddit profile at https://www.reddit.com/user/dizzybagel ________________ [WP] The narrator realises that once the story is over, he'll be nonexistent. He tries to make the story as long as possible so he can live - https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/69gq5q/wp_the_narrator_realises_that_once_the_story_is/dh6k18p/ Written by /u/shuflearn Read by Giglomesh Revised story located at https://www.reddit.com/r/TravisTea/comments/69hevz/please_read_me/ More from this author at their subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/TravisTea/ ________________ Music used in this podcast is as follows: Kevin MacLeod - Sock hop M. Fasol - Smooth Talker (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nU5s3knRKA) Kevin MacLeod - Mesmerize Kevin MacLeod - Virtutes Instrumenti Kevin MacLeod - Virtutes Vocis Host today: Katelyn Sullivan (/u/Consta135) Podcast created by Hunter Christensen https://www.reddit.com/r/writingprompts https://www.reddit.com/r/Prompted/

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Fake Angels, A.I.s, Straylight, and a Sea View  

**CREDITS:** "April Fool's Angels"- Story: /u/Wrobbing https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/4d10wp/ttas_a_joke_god_makes_all_the_angels_on_the_earth/d1mv7yl "Creator"- Story: /u/TechnicalBovine https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/4anml8/wptt_youve_finally_created_the_worlds_first_true/d124hhi "Straylight"- Story: /u/WrittenInsanity https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3kh2yv/ttvirtual_reality_has_excelled_illegal_video/cuxd77h "Sea View"- Story: /u/champ999 https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/37li4s/wptt_you_wake_up_make_yourself_a_nice_cup_of/crnrsge "Fake"- Story: /u/versenwald3 https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3pj8hp/wptt_as_a_joke_you_and_your_friends_create_a_fake/cw6sqri ______________________________ Our exclusive prompts from: Ryan Kinder's “1000 Awesome Writing Prompts” [www.amazon.com/1-000-Awesome-Wri…ook/dp/B00JOVSYC2] Go check them out over at prompted.reddit.com! Hosted and Co-Produced by: -Jackson Haime Edited and Co-Produced By: -Keon Conners Created By: -Hunter Christensen

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Lucky Lives, Space Eggs, and a Teenage Time God  

CREDITS: "Space Egg" by /u/Spacetime_Inspector http://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3ky3sg/wp_interstellar_space_travel_is_possible_through/cv1l9bn "Teenage Numbers" by /Koplet https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/2ns30z/wp_you_are_a_teenager_with_the_ability_to_measure/cmgulbp "All In Luck" by /u/avukamu https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/4b9a2k/wp_at_the_age_of_18_you_are_permitted_to/d17bi61 "God and Time" by /u/Quidfacis_ https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/4i85hu/wp_in_an_attempt_to_convince_people_society_would/d2w5zg2 "Life Setting" by /u/matig123 https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/4cmk5a/wp_you_just_got_fired_youre_pretty_sure_your/d1jkux5 _______ This week's exclusive prompt from: Ryan Kinder's “1000 Awesome Writing Prompts” [www.amazon.com/1-000-Awesome-Wri…ook/dp/B00JOVSYC2] over on /r/Prompted! Hosted and Co-Produced by: -Jackson Haime Edited and Co-Produced By: -Keon Conners Created By: -Hunter Christensen

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Books, Walking and a Burning Beethoven  

**CREDITS:** [Novelette Winners Megathread](https://redd.it/4j0b0w) Stories in order of reading, rather than winning order. "[The Importance of Books](https://redd.it/4c2439)" by /u/sleepyhollow_101 "[Holly Went For A Walk](https://redd.it/4dcpab)" by /u/page0rz "[Burning Beethoven](https://redd.it/4dkh9r)" by /u/MachinaEm ___________ This week's exclusive prompt from: Ryan Kinder's “1000 Awesome Writing Prompts” [www.amazon.com/1-000-Awesome-Wri…ook/dp/B00JOVSYC2] **Hosted and Co-Produced by:** -Jackson Haime **Edited and Co-Produced By:** -Keon Conners **Created By:** -Hunter Christensen

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Art, Space and a Mysterious Roommate  

CREDITS: "Don’t Turn the Page"- Story: /u/eclectic_literature https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/4eg47v/wp_you_wake_up_the_world_is_now_governed_by_the/d1zsyes "And the Darkness Consumed Me"- Story: /u/WriterWhoWrites https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/4crgoc/cw_write_a_story_about_life_in_a_city_where_its/d1kw2c0 "Roommates"- AKA Untitled (sorry) Story: /u/DJ_Incognito https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/4awdgo/wp_slowly_start_to_realize_that_you_have_a/d143ruo EXCLUSIVE PROMPT SUBMISSION: "Why Do I have Freckles?"- Story: /u/Piconeeks https://www.reddit.com/r/Prompted/comments/49koma/podcast_prompt_005_the_real_reason_people_have/d0tfveu Honourable Mentions: https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/4gp31q/ip_crash_near_the_ruins/ by https://www.reddit.com/user/CatCafeWriter https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/4g1ef2/wp_in_a_world_where_killing_someone_means_you/d2dvjht ___________ This week's exclusive prompt from: Ryan Kinder's “1000 Awesome Writing Prompts” [www.amazon.com/1-000-Awesome-Wri…ook/dp/B00JOVSYC2] and you can find it on prompted.reddit.com Hosted and Co-Produced by: -Jackson Haime Edited and Co-Produced By: -Keon Conners Created By: -Hunter Christensen

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Interview: Rebecca Adams Wright  

"Give yourself permission to write." Author, Rebecca Adams Wright, joins me on this episode of Prompted-- the official podcast of the WritingPrompts section on Reddit! [writingprompts.reddit.com] Twitter: @PromptedPodcast Subreddit: prompted.reddit.com Rebecca's Website-- http://radamswright.com/ Rebecca's Facebook Page-- https://www.facebook.com/radamswright/ The Thing About Great White Sharks: and Other Stories -- http://www.amazon.com/Thing-About-Great-White-Sharks/dp/1477821074 Books Mentioned: The 90-Day Novel by Alan Watt--http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9571706-the-90-day-novel Booklife by Jeff Vandermeer-- http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6465940-booklife Hosted, Produced, and Edited By: -Hunter Christensen

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Open-Hearts, Banking, and the Librarian Detective  

"Work-life" is the theme of this episode of Prompted-- the official podcast of the WritingPrompts section on Reddit! [writingprompts.reddit.com] Twitter: @PromptedPodcast For exclusive podcast-prompt submissions, visit the podcast site: prompted.reddit.com CREDITS: "The Librarian"- Story: /u/Chaldera https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/34wy6l/cw_describe_an_unexciting_profession_eg_janitor/cqz2q0o "How to Perform Open-Heart Surgery"- Story: /u/Dr_Po https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/43sg3r/wp_write_a_story_about_something_you_dont/czkqehx "I Love My Job..."- Story: /u/Luna_Lovewell https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3di3js/wp_some_days_i_love_my_job_those_days_are_the/ EXCLUSIVE PROMPT SUBMISSION: "Unemployment Banking"- Story: /u/Castriff https://www.reddit.com/r/Prompted/comments/45hp0c/podcast_prompt_004_the_most_unusual_profession/czz43v9 This week's exclusive prompt from: Ryan Kinder's “1000 Awesome Writing Prompts” [www.amazon.com/1-000-Awesome-Wri…ook/dp/B00JOVSYC2] Appearance By: -Gurahave Hosted, Produced, and Edited By: -Hunter Christensen

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Love, Stallone, and the Paradox of Time  

"Misunderstandings" is the theme of this episode of Prompted-- the official podcast of the WritingPrompts section on Reddit! [writingprompts.reddit.com] Twitter: @PromptedPodcast For exclusive podcast-prompt submissions, visit the podcast site: prompted.reddit.com CREDITS: "Back to the Future: Marty's Parentage"- Story: /u/Luna_Lovewell https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/42rfbw/eu_marty_mcfly_walks_in_on_his_parents_arguing/czcje52 "Tom and Clara"- Story: /u/rpwrites https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3cxc0q/wp_a_love_story_between_a_woman_who_takes/cszwy5m "Serial Killing and Hitchhiking"- Story: /u/JeniusGuy https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3gdbtf/wp_a_serial_killer_who_kills_hitchhikers_picks_up/ctx6gh3 EXCLUSIVE PROMPT SUBMISSION: "Everyone Has a Party Trick"- Story: /u/Kaycin https://www.reddit.com/r/Prompted/comments/43ch0m/podcast_prompt_003_being_a_perfect_mimic_you_are/czsmhev This week's exclusive prompt from: Ryan Kinder's “1000 Awesome Writing Prompts” [www.amazon.com/1-000-Awesome-Wri…ook/dp/B00JOVSYC2] Appearance By: -Eleanor Howell Hosted, Produced, and Edited By: -Hunter Christensen

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Super Serum, Legalities, and the Contest Conclusion  

"Forms & Correspondence" is the theme of this episode of Prompted-- the official podcast of the WritingPrompts section on Reddit! [writingprompts.reddit.com] Twitter: @PromptedPodcast For exclusive podcast-prompt submissions, visit the podcast site: prompted.reddit.com CREDITS: "Police Report"- Story: /u/cedelca https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3wsh78/wp_youre_a_cop_who_reported_to_the_final_events/cxyqxli "A Soldier's Interruption"- Story: /u/jdavidj https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/2uobe8/wp_a_soldier_on_the_front_dies_in_the_middle_of/coa6feg "Form 839 (Y)"- Story: /u/ciociosanvstar https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/20lixi/wp_you_are_legally_allowed_to_commit_murder_once/cg4v207 CONTEST WINNERS: -/u/Blazingfly -/u/madlabs67 -/u/thelastdays This week's exclusive prompt from: Ryan Kinder's “1000 Awesome Writing Prompts” [http://www.amazon.com/1-000-Awesome-Writing-Prompts-ebook/dp/B00JOVSYC2] Appearances By: -Eleanor Howell -Gurahave Hosted, Produced, and Edited By: -Hunter Christensen

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Longevity, Jay Z, and the Wifi Signal  

"Time" is the theme of this episode of Prompted-- the official podcast of the WritingPrompts section on Reddit! [writingprompts.reddit.com] For contest submission visit the podcast site: prompted.reddit.com CREDITS: "Time-travelling Smartphone"- Story: /u/BurnadictCumbersnat https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3pu8ag/wp_you_timetravel_back_to_1348_accidentally/cw9oduw "Fountain of Youth"- Story: /u/svartsomsilver https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/2vuwbw/wp_two_people_discover_a_fountain_of_youth_the/colazci "10 Second Fight"- Story: /u/Albi-13 https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/38nssj/wp_john_can_see_10_seconds_in_to_the_future_barry/crwjohh "Time Tourists"- Story: /u/jdsen https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/37u6k8/wp_time_travel_is_real_and_time_tourists_tend_to/crpx9kv EXCLUSIVE PODCAST-PROMPT RESPONSES: -/u/Safcfan1 -/u/Piconeeks -/u/cwall81 Appearances By: -Ryan Kinder -Eleanor Howell Hosted, Produced, and Edited By: -Hunter Christensen

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Holiday Special: Dyslexia, Coal, and the Christmas Wish  

The "Holiday Special" of Prompted-- the official podcast of the WritingPrompts section on Reddit.com [writingprompts.reddit.com] New “Prompted Site”: prompted.reddit.com CREDITS: "Dyslexic Wish List"- Story: Luna_Lovewell https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3tfhjh/wp_a_dyslexic_child_accidentally_sends_their/cx5tp28 "The Christmas Wish"- Story: JustLexx https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3vuq8q/wp_santa_asks_a_child_on_his_lap_what_he_wants/cxqwwvb "Shooting for Coal"- Story: Puns_Are_Lazy https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3i3y2o/wp_its_the_coldest_christmas_eve_in_history_and_a/cud5kg4 "Outsmarting for Coal"- Story: https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3i3y2o/wp_its_the_coldest_christmas_eve_in_history_and_a/cud8wib Thanks to: -Eleanor Howell, for reading yet again -Lexilogical, for the fantastic interview Hosted, Produced, and Edited By: -Hunter Christensen

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Sympathy, Cyborgs, and the Red Umbrella  

Episode Two of "Prompted"— the official podcast of the WritingPrompts section on reddit.com [writingprompts.reddit.com] RESPOND TO THE PROMPT: https://www.reddit.com/r/Prompted/comments/3vhyqn/podcast_prompt_001_an_inanimate_object_comes_to/ New “Prompted Site”: prompted.reddit.com Fringly’s Site: https://www.reddit.com/r/fringly “1000 Awesome Writing Prompts” by Ryan Kinder: http://www.amazon.com/1-000-Awesome-Writing-Prompts-ebook/dp/B00JOVSYC2 CREDITS: “Wife Kills Husband”- Story: thisstorywillsuck https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/1nzes2/wp_a_wife_kills_her_husband_make_me_sympathize/ccnglge “Cyber Queen”- Prompt: wrestles_bears Story: Mr. Mercurial https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/2t1b9p/wp_its_the_year_2057_queen_elizabeth_still_reigns/cnutf4w Red Umbrella (+accompanying image): Prompt: xthorgoldx Story: fringly https://www.reddit.com/r/fringly/comments/2umgam/ip_a_red_umbrella/ Thanks to: -Ryan Kinder -Eleanor Howell [www.eleanorreeshowell.com] Hosted, Produced, and Edited By: -Hunter Christensen

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Simulations, Founders, and the Beautiful Morality  

The introductory episode to "Prompted"-- the official podcast of the WritingPrompts section on reddit.com! [writingprompts.reddit.com] CREDITS: “SIMULATION KILLER”— Prompt: Neondangel Story: Luna_Lovewell https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3r32ai/wp_world_peace_has_been_achieved_and_the_first/ “DYING PRISONER”— Prompt: FilmmakerRyan Story: OzymandianTechie https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3chfk0/wp_as_you_die_you_travel_down_the_bright_tunnel/ “BEAUTY & UGLINESS”— Prompt: seeMyThoughts Story: khaarus (“All eyes on me…”) FlyOnDreamWings (“It’s the unusual cases…”) veryedible (“Reevel & Barton”) https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/3qx8fr/wp_in_this_world_physical_appearance_depends/ Other related links: Ira Glass on writing— https://vimeo.com/24715531 Thanks to: -Ryan Kinder, for blessing us with his presence for the interview! -Eleanor Howell, for providing the show's artwork. http://www.eleanorreeshowell.com/ Hosted, Produced, and Edited By: -Hunter Christensen

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