Daily Writing Prompt #450

October 2, 2014

A kid swears his life to revenge after he sees his parents killed in a bandit raid. He grows up searching for the bandits, finds them, and wipes out an entire village they’ve founded in the 10 years it took him to find them.

As it turns out, he also killed the royal family that essentially ruled the country while they were visiting undercover. Whoops.

Daily Writing Prompt #449

October 1, 2014

The god of your world roams around it in human form from city to city, casually saving lives and doing good deeds while no one watches and no one realizes what’s going on.

Daily Writing Prompt #448

September 30, 2014

The final battle between the hero and the overlord is televised, and during the broadcast, the overlord makes valid, reasonable points about the need for a ruler who knows how to rule and how the hero would be a terrible king. The hero wins the fight, but the overlord’s words hold in people’s minds, and they kick the hero off the throne within the first month of his “rightful” reign.

Daily Writing Prompt #447

September 29, 2014

After defeating an evil overlord or some other big evil thing, the hero decides to prevent evil from popping up again by attempting to erase any information about the previous evils. So he censors writings that take the villain’s side, destroys written records of what happened (save for his own journal), and silences the bards who try to spread the story.

However, a new hero pops up and decides all this silencing and censorship is evil, and so goes on a mission to find and reveal the secrets being destroyed to the entire world.

Daily Writing Prompt #446

September 28, 2014

A hero who writes a prophecy about himself to make himself more important than anyone else, and peacefully dissuades those who deny it. He lives his life fulfilling the prophecy, and is actually able to topple a questionably corrupt ruler because the ruler believed the prophecy.

Daily Writing Prompt #445

September 27, 2014

A tax collector decides he’s fed up with taking money from people to give to a reasonably corrupt king. He brings the citizens’ tax money back, but gives them twice their payment from the king’s own fortune.

Things go pretty good for some time, and suddenly the king is completely broke, and the kingdom is bought out by a bigger one, all because the tax collector took justice into his own hands.

Feel free to alter any part of this.

Daily Writing Prompt #444

September 26, 2014

At some point in their lives, everyone has a theme song composed for them, which plays via some sort of magic whenever they dramatically enter a room or do something cool.

Daily Writing Prompt #443

September 25, 2014

A character whose job is to go door-to-door selling things that people don’t want. He learns how to make people feel like they need this junk, and then successfully convinces the hero of prophecy to buy a completely useless, but good-looking sword for his final battle.

Daily Writing Prompt #442

September 24, 2014

A sentient species with several extra organs that can be transplanted relatively easily, but has a prominent culture wherein they rarely, if ever, consent to organ donation.

Daily Writing Prompt #441

September 23, 2014

A mafia-like organization that engages in no crime, but has families and wears nice suits and also donates a lot of money to charity and helps out social movements.

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