Mar 20 2012

Writing Prompt: Can Rear Leaders Be Interesting?

Published by at 9:12 am under Creative Writing Prompts

A politician* recently declared this about a particular military operation*:


You can go back 500 years. You cannot find a more audacious plan. Never knowing for certain. We never had more than a 48 percent probability that [the objective] was there.


If 100 authors each wrote a story about a commando raid, 98-100 would focus on the raid itself and/or the outcome rather than the decision to launch the raid.  Your prompt today: Write a story where a decision by one person or one group of people is more important than its execution by a different person or group of people.  Military/political setting not necessary.


*For our purposes here, it doesn’t matter which.

2 responses so far

2 Responses to “Writing Prompt: Can Rear Leaders Be Interesting?”

  1. Revengelon 28 Mar 2012 at 6:34 am

    Before I submit – couple questions:

    1) Thank you for this site. Ok, that’s not a question.
    2) Just cut/paste my writing here, or is there somewhere I should send a word doc?
    3) Length?

    Thank you!


  2. B. McKenzieon 28 Mar 2012 at 10:48 pm

    If you’d like to send it to me privately, you can either attach it to an email to superheronation-at-gmail-dot-com or send it to me through my contact form.

    If you’d like to post it publicly, you can do so here.

    Thanks for the encouraging words.

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