« Week #136 - Famous Last Words »

SA Prompt | SA Results | BB Code
Date: 3-10-2015
Word Limit: 1400
Words Written: 25,268

Judges (crits):
Grizzled Patriarch
Week Archivist: Kaishai

I don't know where this picture is from but it sums things up nicely, I think.

This week, you are going to write me some (pseudo) historical fiction! But not just any historical fiction: I want you to show me the last day in the life of someone famous.

Some things to keep in mind:

Your story does not have to center around, or even feature, the actual death. Feel free to leave things on a high note, or simply imply what's coming next. Your story does have to have some sort of conflict. If you write me a story about some old person dying in their bed, it had better be heart-wrenching as hell.

Stick to the historical record, or don't. I don't care! Create an alternate history where Slobodan Milosevic chokes on a hoagie instead of dying of a heart attack in prison. Do you want to write a story about Elvis and Tupac engaging in a bat'leth duel inside a scale replica of the USS Enterprise? Go for it!

In fact, your famous person or persons do not even have to be dead yet! They do, however, have to be famous; if I can't figure out who they are after a cursory Google search, they aren't famous.

18 Total Submissions, 2 Total Failures:

Failures who signed up but did not submit: