#FF Writing Prompt – New Careers Mashup

Debs and I had a go at trying to put together a Chuck Wendig style mashup – and it turned out to be a lot harder than it looks.  Neither of us liked the result and so it got…edited out of the line up.  Inspiration comes in many forms and from many sources and I think that this mashup works a lot better.  So, the way this game works is that you take a d6 (six sided dice) or ask someone relatively helpful (but who hasn’t seen the list) to pick a number between 1 and 6.  You do this twice.  First you get a fictional character, then you get a career.  You put the two together and you have the protagonist for a story – easy, huh?

1 Friar Tuck Detective
2 Queen Titania Politician
3 Lemuel Gulliver Stand-up Comedian
4 Moll Flanders Nanny
5 Frankenstein’s Monster Architect
6 Esther Summerson Lawyer


Deadline for submission : 2pm on Friday, 6th October 2017.
Word limit: 500 – 1,000



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