October 5, 2009

Writing Prompt: Almost. . .

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Writingprompt_almostI really like the question “What if?” I’ve always found it a
lot of fun to imagine what would have happened if one little thing had changed.
What if the plot to kill Hitler had worked? (World War II would have ended much
earlier. America would not have dropped the atomic bomb on Japan. There would
have been no Cold War.) What if the first photon torpedo had destroyed the
Death Star? (Luke never would have become a Jedi Knight, and the Rebellion
would ultimately have lost.) What if Transformers had not been made into a movie?
(My life would be terrible.)

Well, with that in mind, I’d like to propose a game. Take
the title of a book, then delete, move and/or change one letter, and give me the new plot. Example:

The Hanger Games

24 children are chosen to enter an arena
where they must duel each other with wooden coat hangers.

Hurry Potter
Harry Potter has to run really fast all the
time for no reason.

Bella moves to Forks, WA where she encounters a
group of sinister but really good-looking tie salespeople.

Give me your best/most ridiculous book titles and plots!

— Jack, STACKS Staffer

  1. xrikkix

    How about:
    My Sister’s Keeper= My Sister’s Beeper
    It would be about some annoying beeping sound following this girl around…LOL

  2. Grace

    goose dumps well it is about a goose who works as a garbage man. and a seiries of fortunate events where the kids are having a great time!!!! ;)

  3. Miranda

    The Food Neighbors
    After her mother’s dissapearance, a girl begins too see people in their real forms… not human but FOOD!

  4. lucca4

    Of MIce and Dogs
    A mouse and a mutt befriend each other and gang up against their common enemy–the cats!!

  5. GhostsofHogwarts/Ghostie

    Oh, I like the sound of Purry Jackson. Do you know when it’s coming out? =) Great idea!!
    1. The Pictionary (Dictionary): A book when you look up words, it has pictures, instead of descriptions. Example: Pictionary. Then it’d have a picture of a pictionary.
    2. The Tail of Despereux: A tale about a mouse’s tail.
    3. Worrier Cats: A series of books about cats who worry too much.
    4. The Ghost (The Host): The story of how a ghost became a ghost.

  6. manga eyes

    o wait i got one:
    Purry Jackson and the olympians-percy jackson an ordinary house cat that finds out hes a demicat!!!!!!!!

  7. Megan

    What about from the Lightning Theif to The Lighted Wreath. It’s about a child who is the son of Posiedon who has to find a Lighted Wreath to give to Zeus! Or maybe from The Five People You Meet In Heaven to The Five People I Met In Kevin. It’s about a boy getting eaten by a man named Kevin and winds up meeting some of his family members who had suddenly gone missing the day before! I tried! Hope you like them!

  8. Grace

    Very clever. I think it’s really funny! Especially Tielight. I myself happen to be a Twilight fan.

  9. Amber Mint

    Oh my GOSH lol! HILARIous!!!!!!!! i love the tielight one! :) I cnt thik of any, but my brother said 39 stews! like, kids have to eat 39 soups in seconds.

  10. Thestral96, aka Teresa

    Hahaha I don’t know!
    Maybe Linkdeath, it could be about someone whose computer can’t connect to links ever so they have to travel inside it to fix it…meh, no.

  11. Dewdrop208

    The Tale of Emily Gingersnap. Emily needs to bake 1,00000 cookies, all gingersnap. The 39 Blues. People need to play the blues because the world is going crazy.

  12. 45 Vanilla

    Haha! Those are funny!
    Speck:(Instead Of Speak)
    Melinda is followed by a suspicious speck wherever she goes.

  13. Misa

    okay, that’s actually quite funny. I like Tielight. I’ll have to think of what to do a parody on.

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