Sunday, April 30, 2017

Posted by Laurel Garver on Sunday, April 30, 2017 10 comments
Welcome, A-Z Blogging Challenge friends. This year, my theme is Prompt-a-day, with fun or thought-provoking writing prompts to use as a story start, warm up, or creativity stretching exercise.

Zealous


A young doctor fights to contain an epidemic in a tight-knit community.


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10 comments:

  1. Thanks for some great prompts this month! What if the community were a small, little-known tribe that then set the doctor up as their god after being cured? He would then have to fight against becoming corrupted by this power.

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    1. Cool twist. That would be quite the dilemma!

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  2. Hi Laurel - interesting prompts you've given us ... I guess the situation would very soon spin out of control - it certainly could be related back to early 'doctoring' and the plague --- keeping a village contained with no visitors and no exits ... well done on finishing off the A - Z with such an interesting Q4U ... cheers Hilary
    http://positiveletters.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/z-is-for-zebra-zoo-and-zedland.html

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    1. Forced quarantines have been notoriously difficult to maintain. So many possibilities for things to go wrong.

      Thanks for your support throughout the A-Z!

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  3. Funny thing with today's prompt. I think I've read a few books on zealous doctors trying to save communities from epidemics and maybe even saw a few movies.

    Congrats on finishing the challenge.

    http://theglobaldig.blogspot.com/2017/04/z-is-for-zealous-book-tag-atozchallenge.html

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    1. It's said there aren't any truly new premises, only new presentations. So how could you take this concept to a new milieu?

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  4. Awesome. That prompt actually reminds me of a TV show I love: The Last Ship. Such a great concept.

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    1. It would work in a lot of settings across time, human cultures, or even planets. It's the presentation that would make it unique, rather than the basic premise, which has been done plenty.

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  5. Ah, but is he trying to cure them or keep them sick and dependent on him?

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  6. Hi Laurel. Just wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog a few days ago and congratulate for finishing the challenge. Pity we didn't meet first, but they, there is a life after the challenge ;-)

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