My Writing Explorations series of exercises are a chance for users to explore new concepts and practice the art of raising two fingers to Writer's Block while screaming obscenities to fickle muses: to rebel against the idea that a person requires a mythical force inside them to make new and amazing things. No. Listen well, users: there is no being inside you waiting to be let out. You are the writer, and in this exercise, you are given a place to push not only against Writer's Block, but also against the forces of stagnation. Feel trapped in your genre? Explore a new one! Stuck with a singular archetype? Do something else! In this thread, you will not be critiqued unless you request it. Should you wish it, I will happily offer my thoughts on how it might be improved, but I will not comb looking for fixes: this isn't the place: this place is for safely trying new things and indulging a love of writing. Shake the bars of your cell block and roar, writers! How do I take part?You can write to one or more (or none) of the prompts, the theme in the thread title, the bonuses—hell, you can even cast aside all of what I offer if you get a different idea. The whole point is "get writing!" Prompts: Write a homecoming that's bittersweet and loving. There's a fae aspect of some sort in the person returning. Someone has unusual eyes. Bonus Rounds: Write in a random genre. The one returning is injured badly or crippled in some way. There's a sense of weariness and grime to the setting.