Since the Story-a-day marathon isn’t too far away, I thought I’d zip over to the Seventh Sanctum to check out the generators.
I discovered… the History Scrambler! I may have to use this, I’m afraid. It takes figures of history and changes their… character. Here are ten that I generated:
Jane Austen – Witch (It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be bespelled into choosing whomever I please as a wife.)
Carl Jung - Computer Simulation (So that explains it!)
Ulysses S. Grant - Sexy Bishounen (Uh, oh, that creates all manner of possibilities.)
Boudica - High Priestess (Well, as leader of the Iceni…)
Cleopatra - Action Heroine (I figured she was already, but a different kind of action what with Marc Antony and Julius Caesar all over her like white on rice.)
Beatrix Potter - Stereotypical Romance Novel Heroine (Um… Her life’s story already reads like a romance novel.)
Eleanor Roosevelt – Biker (Yo! Ted! Show us yer wheelie!)
Saint Dominic – Wizard (Bwahaaha! Oh, the irony!)
Agatha Christie - Vampire Hunter (Whoa, cool! Agatha would thump Anita and slaughter her hisem!)
Paul Revere - Exotic Dancer (Lends new meaning to “The British are coming!” Oh, wow, did I say that out loud?)
There are many more generators that can inspire a short story. The problem is what to choose.