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Idea You Can Steal 31 -- A Cozy Life Shattered

There’s only a few days left of 2019. Here’s one final idea to boost your writing into the new year.


In the near future, machines allow humans to live in comfortable isolation from each other. Self-driving cars. Smart homes. Microwaveable food delivered to your door. Communication with others done entirely through filtered email and social media. In short, it is a life free from danger of all kinds. But then a fire strikes our main character’s home and threatens to destroy it. How does our main character respond to their first rush of adrenaline? How do they survive the fire and its aftermath?

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