Plot Generator (a Website)

I stumbled across an odd website called Plot Generator. It’s sort of like a game of Mad Libs, in which you select the type of story you want to write, then fill in a series of questions. If you just want to go for broke and are feeling lucky, you can click the Suggest button next to each box. As you fill out (or auto-fill) the boxes, the site takes all of your answers and generates, for example, a short story using everything you’ve provided. I’ve linked (and pasted) an example of a story I just “wrote” below.

It’s worth a look, if nothing more for entertainment – or maybe even an idea or two.

The Crumpled Sausage
A Short Story
by Insomnia176
Tony Jones had always loved deserted Sleepford with its gleaming, grubby gates. It was a place where he felt cross.

He was an admirable, brave, beer drinker with wide legs and ruddy hands. His friends saw him as a boiled, burnt bear. Once, he had even helped a green kitten cross the road. That’s the sort of man he was.

Tony walked over to the window and reflected on his grand surroundings. The sleet rained like chatting donkeys.

Then he saw something in the distance, or rather someone. It was the figure of Cuthbert Jolie. Cuthbert was a selfish hero with moist legs and blonde hands.

Tony gulped. He was not prepared for Cuthbert.

As Tony stepped outside and Cuthbert came closer, he could see the nervous smile on his face.

“I am here because I want justice,” Cuthbert bellowed, in a lovable tone. He slammed his fist against Tony’s chest, with the force of 251 foxes. “I frigging hate you, Tony Jones.”

Tony looked back, even more puzzled and still fingering the crumpled sausage. “Cuthbert, I just don’t need you in my life any more,” he replied.

They looked at each other with fuzzy feelings, like two lonely, lively lizards chatting at a very stable snow storm, which had reggae music playing in the background and two forgetful uncles walking to the beat.

Tony studied Cuthbert’s moist legs and blonde hands. Eventually, he took a deep breath. “I’m sorry, but I can’t give you justice,” he explained, in pitying tones.

Cuthbert looked unstable, his body raw like a thirsty, thankful torch.

Tony could actually hear Cuthbert’s body shatter into 7965 pieces. Then the selfish hero hurried away into the distance.

Not even a drink of beer would calm Tony’s nerves tonight.

THE END

Frankenstein’s Monster Would Have Wiped Out Mankind Within 4,000 Years

hqdefault

Researchers at Dartmouth College have come up with a mathematical model to test a theory on what would have happened if Frankenstein’s Monster had been allowed to roam free and breed. Long story short, the monster and his offspring would have eventually wiped out mankind within 4,000 years. Read the full article at the link that follows!

The Telegraph: Frankenstein’s monster would have wiped out mankind within 4,000 years, study finds

20 Sci-Fi Story Ideas (Link)

I stumbled across this blog post that offers a nice selection of potential science fiction story ideas. There are several good ones in there, and one in particular stood out to me. Check them all out by following the link below, and I’ll post my favorite right under it.

20 Sci-Fi Story Ideas (from The Write Practice)

My personal favorite:

12. Ten years from now, scientists figure out how to stop human aging and extend life indefinitely—but every time someone qualifies for that boost, someone else has to die to keep the surplus population in check. Oh, it’s all very humane; one’s descendants get a huge paycheck. Write from the perspective of someone who just got a letter in the mail saying they’re the one who has to die.