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Date: 12-04-2023
Word Limit: 1300
Words Written: 11,388

Judges (crits):
chili
rohan
crabrock
Carl Killer Miller
Week Archivist:
Chili

THIS IS A NO LOSS/NO NEGATIVE MENTION WEEK BECAUSE WRITING IS GOOD AND I LOVE YOU


OK, well, I had a prompt lined up that I loved and that I wanted to use… but it’s too similar to a recent week, and our numbers have been dragging so I’m going back to an old one I used some time ago that seemed to pull in a good number of entrants. Let’s go:

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Your task this week is simple. Assign a major character in your story a mental health disorder. Below this post is a comprehensive list of all such disorders in the DSM V.

What you do with the rest of the story is up to you.

Some things to improve upon from last time:


    [*]I’d love not to see a lantern hanging on your character’s diagnosis. Less is likely more. Use the disorder to help color your character, but not define them.

    [*]It would also be best if the plot didn’t revolve around their disorder.

    [*]And let’s go ahead and exclude any story being set in a hospital or a treatment center. I’ve worked in those places. You’re probably not going to make me happy if you try.


Just like last time, I’ve prepared some ToxxBoxxes! If you don’t want to pick your own diagnosis, toxx on in and pick one of these 10, which will not only contain a diagnosis but a random word bounty; between 200 and 800 words! Oh, joy!

You may pick up to three diagnoses, if you want to take some off the table, but doing so won't claim you any other words. If you pick a diagnosis in a toxx boxx you’ll have the opportunity to toxx and claim the words. If we run out of boxxes, I may furnish more. We'll see, but that probably won't happen, right? Feel free to request a flash. I will provide you with something at the top of my mind at the moment. Incorporate it as you will, or don't. No penalty if you ignore it.

Word limit: 1300
Deadline Sunday, 11:59 EDT (Not doing this to be an asshole but there is a decent chance I am going to FJGJ this shit)



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