A recent college graduate dreams of operating a local theater that has a special and secret importance to planet Earth…and beyond.
Music: “The Superiority (loop)” by Andrew Sitkov
Welcome to Year 9 of Storyfeather
Every year’s short stories (mostly) follow a theme. This year, I will turn the Wheel of Fiction to help me decide what to write. There are thirteen spokes on this wheel. Eight are occupied by the eight themes from the previous years of stories. One is a prompt to turn the wheel again. One is a wildcard (hmm…curious). And three are covered only in question marks. I suppose I’ll find out what’s beneath those questions as we go along.
Welcome to the WHEEL OF FICTION
The Wheel of Fiction landed on Draw. I’d been thinking about writing a story centered on a movie theater. So for this prompt, I have to draw the image first (or at least the sketch), then write the story based on that image. So I drew the audience in a theater. And some of the audience members are definitely not human. They’re aliens. How and why are aliens in a human movie theater? Or…are humans in an alien movie theater? Hmm…
[Video Description: Duration, 7 seconds. Choice wheel made on the Spin the Wheel application. Thirteen spokes or slices in various colors, labeled as follows, clockwise from the top: Objects of Power (the “of Power” is not visible), Prompts, Definitions, Turn Again, Elements, Creatures, S.T.E.A.M., Wildcard, Revisitation, Music, Challenge, Draw!!!, Traveler. The title at top reads “The Wheel of Fiction V4” and below that the words “Spin the wheel.” Below that is a label on left, “Spin date: 8/3/22,” and a label at right, “Story: 8/14/22.” At top left corner is a flag icon labeled with the letter “F.” This represents a function of the application which interferes with true randomness by reducing the probability of receiving the same choice twice in a row. The wheel turns and lands on DRAW. As the wheel stops spinning, a cartoon of a movie theater front appears at bottom, the marquee bearing the words “Cinema” and “Movie.” Then a cartoon monster slides beside the theater from the left. The monster looks like a mop of hair with a single huge eye and a single horn. The monster waves.]
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