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Randomly generating character traits and powers is one thing.
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The Fortune-Tellers by Lloyd Alexander

A delightful little tale of some sillies and a man who discovers the trick of being a fortune-teller.
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Once upon a time, I wrote a story. It was about something that happened to a young man while he was camping by an unused road.

Which meant he had to have a reason to be there. A reason that wouldn't clutter up the story too much and that could tie into the ending.
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There's a superhero world where I've worked on stories, where the powers acquired, for good reason, tend to reflect the personality of the person. Cheerful, sunny people get light powers; dark, moody people get shadow powers; sneaky people get invisibility or passing through walls; etc.

Now there's another, in which people get powers at random.

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The Collected Short Works of Poul Anderson, Volume 3: The Saturn Game by Poul Anderson

A collection of his science fiction stories, one fantasy one, and several poems.
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This week's prompt is:
wrong

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My efforts:

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Stolen Magic by Stephanie Burgis

The third book in the Kat trilogy.  More magic and adventure in a semi-Regency setting.

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I know where the story begins.

At the point at which she gets her powers.
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There's a heroine who has to have a power, and it has to be the ability to drain life. . . .

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Come Holy Ghost, Creator Blest,
And in our hearts take up Thy rest;
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This week's prompt is:
birthday

Anyone can join, with a 50-word vignette in the comments. Your vignette does not have to include the prompt term.

My efforts:

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In a clearing in the road-side forest, two deer graze. They look little larger than dogs in the evening light.

The trees glow when the sunlight is behind them, green or red from the new leaves, too sparse yet to block it.

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Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

A tale of summer childhood adventures.  

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The oldest known image of a swing is a pot from Minoan Crete, showing a girl swinging.

Victorian bobbies could expect to rise steadily except if they were sacked for being drunk on duty -- and many were.

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The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.

Blaise Pascal
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Eternal Father, strong to save,
Whose arm hath bound the restless wave,
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Vanguard

May. 28th, 2017 10:18 pm
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Vanguard by Jack Campbell

Things are changing. . . the discovery of the jump drive has led to massive expansion of human colonization. And a breakdown of the social order where old Earth might be obeyed.

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