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Final prompt:  pick one of the 50 facts below and write a story about it.  No rules, no restrictions.  Do what you'd like.  Send me the link to your story in a note here or at my personal page.…

Final journal:

:star: This group will be officially closed on December 31, 2014. :star:


Here's the original journal:…

And now for the rest of the details...

:bulletred:  I am not deleting the group.  If you want to write stories from the prompts, go for it.  But they are for you, not for the group.  Do not send them to me, I will not read them and they will not go in the gallery.  If you happen to get a Daily Deviation or DLR, cool -- let me know and I'll add it to the list at the gallery.  ScreamPrompts is going to be more of a memorial than anything else.   Why tear down almost five years of hard fucking work (and I'm talking about YOUR hard work, not mine).

I am not accepting any new stories from any prompts after this final prompt.  So if you write for the fifteenth prompt, good -- I won't read it and it won't go in the gallery.  But for the current prompt, I will read it and consider it.

Other stories I have not added to the gallery are still pending.

:bulletred:  I am not accepting new members.  There's no reason, so don't apply, thanx.  Watching is also pretty much pointless now but it's all up to you.  If you want to read the stories that didn't make it to the gallery, they are here:…

:bulletred:  At some point down the road, there will be an anthology.  I want to take the best stories that represent the prompts (see the About Us for those guidelines) and the prompts themselves for a collection.  So if you've submitted something and it's in the gallery, I will be contacting you in the future with more information.  This will not be happening anytime soon.  But it will happen.  There is no money in it for you, all proceeds will go to charity.

:bulletred:  I'm still around at my personal page so if you have questions about the prompts or want to brainstorm or whatever, send me a note.

A ton of great stories were written for this group.  I'm proud of all who participated.  Thanks for a great time.  It wasn't possible without you.
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These are my own stories from the prompts I've provided. I'd be a sorry-ass administrator if I didn't write the prompts with you guys, wouldn't I? Hell yes, I would.

Who's mouth is that?

It is Chris Cornell's mouth from a bootleg cd of a Soundgarden concert from 1993 (or 1989 or 1991, there's no telling with those things). The picture was stolen long before the internet existed so I think we can allow it to be grandfathered in as the group icon without too much static.

Scream is the name of his most recent solo album, one co-produced with Timbaland. Old school Soundgarden fans still living in 1992 wrapped in their old flannel HATED this album because it wasn't like his old stuff. He took a chance and went in a new direction. That is what inspired the name of this group -- trying something totally new or something that might go against what you've been doing for years CAN be a good thing with good results. Seeing as the album is absolutely fantastic, I felt it was only right to see if that concept would apply here as well.


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:wave: Hello. Welcome to ScreamPrompts. Go to the About Us page and read the "About Us" information. Then read the Manifesto. Both are very important regarding whether or not you belong here. Not everyone does. That is fine. It is not personal. Not everyone is ready to be awesome. But when you are, I'll be here waiting.

:star: If you're not already watching my personal page, add me to your watch as soon as possible. Oftentimes I have information for ScreamPrompts in my journal over there that you should be aware of, stuff that might help you succeed, stuff that might make you proud, stuff that could really help. And on occasion, I might spotlight one of you all. So please, add me to your watch list. I will return the favor if I'm not already watching you.

Office Hours (Pacific Standard Time):

:bulletred: You can generally reach me after midnight, Pacific Standard Time; that's when I'm more likely to be here. Of course, I respond to all notes within 24 hours.

:bulletblue: To stay up to date with prompts and other information, please read the blog entries. There are important things to know and other things to consider hidden in them sometimes... there's no telling what I might wharrgarbl about.

:bulletgreen: If this is your first time here, read the Manifesto (…). It is very important that you do. This group is not for everyone, just those who want to help the Lit Community improve by actively improving their writing.

:bulletpink: To learn about how I run this show , read the "About Us" page. It is as important as the Manifesto, even if it's not as entertaining.

:bulletpurple: Feel like you've missed a prompt? No worries; click on the Journal link and you'll find the List. The prompts don't expire so if you want to try one out, go for it. Remember, you must be a member if you want your work to have a shot of making it to the gallery.

:bulletblack: For current and future members, I am compiling stories from the prompts for publication for charity. Read more here:…

:star: If you are a poet, good for you. I don't accept poetry of any sort here whatsoever, not even "prose poetry", and don't think I don't check. However, there is a group out there for you that was inspired by this group, HammeredPoetry. Check them out. Tell CrumpetsHarvey I sent you.



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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014   Writer
Another DD for SPrompts - 9/20/14
raspil Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014   Writer
thanks for the notice :-)
BiscuitDude Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That manifesto is so typical of you, and I would expect nothing less. This sounds like the perfect group for where I want to go with my writing. Count me in.
raspil Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   Writer
thank you, and welcome aboard.  if you have questions, never hesitate to get in touch with me.
BiscuitDude Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Just one thing I noticed: 666th member...I sure hope that's not a bad sign...:O
raspil Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014   Writer
it's not.  it's perfect.

Pinkedalink Featured By Owner May 22, 2014   General Artist
I'd just like to let you know that I found the Manifesto. I didn't realize it was in the About Us page. I read through everything in the About US page, I believe, just so you know. =]
raspil Featured By Owner May 22, 2014   Writer
groovy cool.  welcome aboard :-)
Pinkedalink Featured By Owner May 22, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! :3
DaCoda-Buchan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Of three groups I was a part of this was the only one current when I came back. Yay! I will not do March, but I will do the next one.
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