EXERCISE Plot Challenge: A Monopoly

Discussion in 'REFINING WRITING' started by Diana, Jun 16, 2010.


    Plot challenges are designed to help you think quick and be inspired. We often play this game in the cbox, shouting out random words or phrases and see what ideas first pop in to people's heads.

    To Participate: THINK FAST. Don't waste any time. The first idea(s) that comes to mind, write it down and post it!

    NOTE: If you decide to borrow someone's concept for a roleplay, make sure you give credit.

    Challenge Phrase:
    A Monopoly
  2. The Alvadi have a stranglehold on starship construction, and they guard their monopoly jealously. Any race that threatens their supremacy gets wiped out. Not for long though. Humanity never did take kindly to being bullied. This is an operation thirty years in the making, and we won't get a second chance. But we aren't going to need it, are we, boys? Because we are going to bring the Alvadi to their knees. We are going to cripple them and utterly humiliate them. All right, boys. Strap in. T minus Five.
  3. It was not pretty, the war. But what wars are? Entron had all the power, I don't mean political power but it had that by the shipload too. I mean electricity, that damn corporation had it all under their control by imperial law and the ministers in their pockets. The edge settlements got none of it and went back to a simpler time relying on steam and fire. Who attacked first? Depends on who you ask but what neither could predict was the other's doggedness and resolve to continue the was to its climax. You ask why today fireless lights are myth and why the elders refuse to attempt to recreate them? Its because we lost.
  4. Who are you to question who is in power? You're just a straggler, on the edge of this decaying world. No one will listen to you, even if it is the truth. Who would listen to some person labeled as an extremist by the TV, who would possibly believe that their government has been lying this much? It almost sounds like a conspiracy theory- but you're smart, I figure you'll be the one to find a way to topple this monopoly. All you need is a little push and a little help. I've given you an army, now do what you need to.