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So yeah, we're gonna do something love-related for this month... everyone loves or hates or is apathetic about Valentine's Day and I thought I already wrote this out but I didn't so I'm not prepared and it's the 1st already!

But I have the idea...

Ready?

Write a story about something you* love so much and want so bad but can't have it.

*You can be either yourself (1st person POV) or an MC (3rd person), either is fine.

:bulletpink: Emphasis on the word "something".  
:bulletpink: IT CANNOT BE ANOTHER LIVING BEING.  
:bulletpink: IT HAS TO BE AN INANIMATE OBJECT OR CONCEPT!!
:bulletpink: And give us a cool/funny/mind-blowingly wtf or sad reason why it is out of reach.


Why?
One, because it's my group (but it's here for you).  There are, I'm sure, other prompt groups out there doing the same old thing because they are the same old thing.  You're here because you want something else.  Two, because writing about unrequited love is boring and I don't want to read it or subject anyone else to it.  Boring is subjective, yes, but come on.  I'm here to make you think harder than "omg i love that guy but he's got a girlfriend and he doesn't know i'm alive boohoowahh" -- no.  Not interested.

So what am I looking for?  
Show us longing.  Show passion.  Show why the POV of choice entity loves and wants what they want so bad and why they can't have it AND/OR what would happen if they did have it.  You don't have to make the reader want it but you have to make the reader understand why the main character loves and wants it so bad.  The reason why they can't have it should be intense.  Because they don't have the money for it isn't good enough.  They HAVE TO HAVE IT.  What are they willing to do to get it?  LOL then they still don't get it... or do they... no.  They don't.  Something else happens instead to make it even more brutal.

Give yourself something to write.  Give us something to read.  

What can it be?
Anything as long as it doesn't breathe.  Anything that doesn't bleed when it's cut.  Anything that doesn't have a heartbeat.  It can be a concept (like a life-long dream of some sort).  It can be an actual inanimate object.  It doesn't even have to be anything too crazy.  It just has to be something that was never birthed from another living creature.  I hope this is clear.  If not, I'm here to answer your questions, as always.  You know I will always work with you to hammer out ideas.

Other necessary guidelines
It can be a full story or vignette:
750-1250 words for a vignette, 1500-2000 for a full story.
Any genre.  1st or 3rd person.  You know I don't read 2nd person.
Due on 2-28-2013 either in a note here or my personal page.
Please don't forget to link back to the group with the prompt number.

Leave further questions here in the comments and/or in a note to me.
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:iconfotomademoiselle:
fotomademoiselle Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Do our stories have to occur on Valentine's Day? Do we have to specifically talk about Valentine's Day and/or romance?
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raspil Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Writer
if you'd like. it is not a requirement. please read the entire prompt again. i only mention Valentine's Day because it's February and it is associated with "love" but I want the concept of love to be looked at in a different way, not the typical way you would generally find anywhere else.
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fotomademoiselle Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Right right, that's why I asked. I saw that there wasn't much to actually do with Valentine's Day besides some nonspecific and nontypical concept of love. So I wanted to make sure I wasn't misunderstanding. :XD:
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raspil Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Writer
kk
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:iconzbaer:
zbaer Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I wrote a story to this prompt but I'm not allowed to submit to this group. Here's the link [link]
Hope you enjoy it.
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:iconraspil:
raspil Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Writer
the rules of how the gallery works is in the about page.
you are not allowed to submit, no one is.
you send the story to me, i read it, i decide whether or not it goes in the gallery.
please refamiliarize yourself with the rules you should have already read.
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telempathicangel Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Yeah... would you believe I read the 2-28-13 thing and was like "Why is it not due on the 31st!!!!" *forehead smack* Also this line:

It just has to be something that was never birthed from another living creature.

makes me laugh uncontrollably for some reason...

also for the third person... MC....does that mean main character? (i know... dumb question... sorry >.<)
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:iconraspil:
raspil Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Writer
It just has to be something that was never birthed from another living creature.

i just wanted to make sure i was clear ;-)

yes, MC means main character. i like to use that generic term as opposed to protagonist and antagonist because those are a little more loose with definitions as it pertains to who the main character is. some folks might think they "hero" is the main character and should be the protagonist. i find antagonists more interesting but some might not consider them a main character. some rules can be bent to fit the needs of the story and the writer.
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telempathicangel Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
I thought the sentence was funny cause I am a little loopy (been up all night). I cant wait to write this one.... oh I have ideas! My poor character...
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raspil Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Writer
have fun with it! :boogie:
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