Uh oh, what’s Zero doing this time? Another project? Is he drawing more Pokémon beside Accelgor, or finally getting around to recording the second episode of his podcast, more self-teaching beatboxing, or Ninja Warrior training? While all of those are still happening, the answer this time is none of the above! Zero is writing! I fancy myself an amateur writer, but there are two things I have yet to get good at. Well, there are a lot of things I have yet to get good at, but two things I want to practice here: writing disconnected short stories, since I mostly write larger novel-like projects; and writing things far removed from my comfort zone and experience, specifically foraying into light-hearted and slice-of-life topics. And I know just the tool for that! WavePearl’s awesome weekly prompts! Just like I’m drawing a few quadrillion Accelgor because I’m trying something new, except this thing will be a lot less arduous and a lot more fun. Starting in my next post, I’m going to put these ideas into short stories for my own wants and needs, as well as for any commentary you may wish to add. And I'm going to do my best to keep up with it every week (though I am a busy man). I'm going to call these short stories vignettes, but that's mostly because I like how that word sounds (and Vigilance will have to pry this word out of my cold, dead hands to use it for himself). I'm going to aim for less than 1000 words, just a nice five-minute read, maybe way less than that if I can just make it some good, condensed prose. Maybe I'll even try to write something entirely in meter and rhyme? Feel free to comment here or to collect all your prompted stories in a thread of your own, like a portfolio of what you can do from on-demand prompts! It begins!