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The Daily Imaginator: Speculative Fiction Writing Prompt for November 5, 2014

A character suffers from “Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva” (FOP) is a progressive genetic disorder that turns soft tissues into bone over time. “…mutations of this gene can allow ossification to go unchecked throughout a sufferer’s life, even turning skeletal muscle into bone and causing joints to fuse together. This disorder occurs in about 1 in 2 million people, and there are currently no treatments or cures. Trauma exacerbates the condition, so attempts to remove bone surgically just results in the body producing even more bone in the area.”

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The Daily Imaginator: Speculative Fiction Writing Prompt for November 2, 2014

Casual misogyny is insidious and can be found even in throwaway phrases such as, “I didn’t know I had this many emotions! I’m not that much of a girl!” These kinds of phrases presuppose that being sensitive is something exclusive to femininity, which, in turn, is something to be ashamed of. Imagine a culture where where casual misogyny doesn’t exist, either having been eliminated, or, replaced with something else. What does this world look like?

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