456x313_tropical-island-paradiseWell, Alayna and I did our engagement pictures yesterday. Many of them need to be edited… and hopefully we’re going to have at one (and hopefully only one) edited as a model shot with all of our flaws removed. Honestly, I think that picture will be… disturbing. I have a feeling that it’s going to look like us but not like us at the same time. I’m interested to see what we’ll look like in it. However, the rest of the pictures should be pretty awesome and not disturbing at all. We had some great locations and some awesome ideas for poses. It was all free too, thanks to a friend of mine who was particularly kind. It actually seems like we’ve managed to get quite a few things free for the wedding, which is significantly awesome in a number of ways… and mostly thanks to Alayna (though it was my friends who got us free engagement photos and a free professional quality wedding cake… not a huge one, but a free one)! Anyway, I have a story challenge, and it’s time for my favorite story challenge. I’m going to give you a series of criteria including genre, theme, some character archetypes, etc. Your job is to write a story that includes all of the features required in the challenge. If you intend to post it here, please keep it short. However, the complexity of this challenge often requires a longer story.

Theme: Utopia

Genre: Modern Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Surreal Fiction

Setting: Your choice of general genre, but this should be some kind of idyllic setting (i.e. Shangri-la, paradise, a beautiful south pacific island etc)

Character Archetypes:

1) The Idealistic Leader

2) The Traveler

3) The Rebel

4) The World-Wise Man


1) A Fruit Bowl

2) A Magic Elixir (this could actually be a magical elixir, or some kind of panacea, or even just LSD)

3) A Horn


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