Writing Prompt 1: They Fight Crime!

By | February 23, 2014

This is not the original They Fight Crime!, but it’s still amazing. Spend a little while clicking through until you find a pair– or a solo hero, or a trio– that makes you want to write that story. You don’t have to stick with the format, either.

“He’s a fast talking skateboarding cat burglar possessed of the uncanny powers of an insect. She’s a green-fingered tempestuous doctor with an incredible destiny. They fight crime!”
Are insect powers really that uncanny? What powers do insects have?

“He’s a sword-wielding guitar-strumming gangster who must take medication to keep him sane. She’s a plucky tempestuous doctor in the witness protection scheme. They fight crime!”
Clearly the doctor is providing the medication to keep Mr Swordguitar sane. Maybe there’s something in the gangster-witness-protection interplay, maybe not.

“He’s a leather-clad small-town paranormal investigator in drag. She’s a warm-hearted tomboy museum curator in the witness protection scheme. They fight crime!”
Sasha Jameson is an urban fantasy heroine who knows the rules: wear black, stay snarky, and be a woman. That’s how you get gigs. But Sasha has a secret….

How about yours?