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For a decade, Fifteen Minutes of Fiction had a weekly writing prompt. Some of these are specific to certain times of year, or specific holidays. They are presented here in no particular order; click the "Get Another" link to see another randomly selected prompt.

Literary Mashup

What would happen if characters from two different stories met up? What would they talk about? What would they do?

Maybe Robinson Crusoe will meet up with Han Solo, or Captain von Trapp will meet the Grinch. Let your imagination go crazy, and write about what happens.

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Understanding Coronavirus Spread

A Question and Answer session with Professor Puzzler about the math behind infection spread.

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