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This competition is only
for registered members of the Official DUP Napo/GloProWriMo 2020 Competition, who will be copy pasting as many of their Prompt inspired poems here. —
Hashtag the Prompt Number under your entry. #22 etc. —
There are no editing restrictions in this competition - you may edit to your heart's content until May arrives. —
Participants, you have until midnight of April 30th in your time zone to get your entries in here! —
The Winner of the Trophy will be decided by a panel of Team NaPo 2020 judges who did not participate in this comp.
May the Best Prompt Win!
Those not registered can follow the Official DUP NaPo/GloProWriMo 2020 Competition at this link: https://deepundergroundpoetry.com/forum/competitions/read/11341/ PROMPTS 1.
Write a poem about being the only "Redshirted" worm crew member on the USS Stanza. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redshirt_stock_character 2.
A distress video is received from the USS Underground, which is currently being overun with Tribbles! Poem us your plan to safely remove the fuzzy creatures from the ship in order to appease PETA. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribble 3.
A research team beams down to an unexplored planet to look for DUG's missing books, but the transporter glitches. Everyone ends up scrambled - having the body parts, features and or sense organs of their comrades! 4.
You wake up aboard the USS Stanza to discover you are the only one onboard! Where has everyone gone? 5.
A research team member pockets some pretty plant seeds, toying with the idea of growing them onboard the USS Stanza. What could possibly go wrong? Think "Day Of The Triffids". Or "Little Shop Of Horrors"! 6.
All the poetry of Earth has been uploaded into an android worm meant to preserve it for thousands of years.
The USS Stanza experiences engine-trouble and the crew has to figure out how to reactivate the warp-drive before being assimilated by the Borg. 8.
An unemployed intergalactic sous-chef hitches a ride on the USS Stanza after its shuttle breaks down on the way to a job interview. 9.
A mysterious mind virus has infected the crew, causing them to write the most obnoxious poetry ever! 10.
The USS Stanza is overrun with a gummi like life-form that replicates and begins mimicking any crew members it touches! Think of "The Thing"! 11.
An an oppressive race of bird people on a primitive planet eats worms as if they are livestock. Oh! The horror! The highly intelligent worms are kept illiterate in order to prevent them from banding together and revolting. 12.
A race of caterpillar people in peace talks with a race of centipede people unfortunately speak different languages! Do you bridge the gap in communication using sign language? 13.
DUG risks life ( and limb? ) by entering a wormhole in the name of science! Will DUG return as a Wise Worm in the future? Or a Wise Enheimer in the past? Or will DUG simply be annihilated in the present ...? 14.
A space tanker collides with an asteroid - there is a massive spill of liquid laundry detergent! It gets into the USS Stanza, causing it to stall and drift off course towards a neutron star! The crew tries their best to course correct, but they are floating around trapped in soap bubbles! What else could go wrong involving this liquid nightmare? Oh, shit ... the docking bay door was accidentally left open ..... 15.
Visible from space on various planets are what appear to be enormous 'crop circle' formations. Are these signposts leading to a specific destination? What do you think the symbols are saying to interstellar travellers? Are they poems in an alien language? 16.
Pork Pirates have surrounded the Stanza with their intergalactic Winnebagos! The shields won't hold off their 'canon bawls' forever! How to defeat these cloven hooved marauders?! 17.
A floating, knowledge eating book-worm named Rachel is so mammoth that her own gravity field has attracted all manner of books from numerous galaxies. Books cover her like forests, mountains ... and mazes! How does one explore the surface to find particular missing books? Do you eat your way through with a 'Reader's Digest" ? Will search teams get sidetracked by soooooo many books that they can't resist sitting down to read with a nice hot cup of tea and a biscuit? 18.
Witnessed through starship windows a herd of majestic space whales or other glorious creatures. Or the travesty that is a floating garbage dump and the impact such has on a galaxy. Or both. 19.
The ship breaks down and is hauled by a tow pod to the nearest service station on an asteroid in the middle of Knowhere. The fumes of an accidental fuel spill cause everyone to hallucinate and become paranoid! How does one break free from the chemical spell and convince the others they aren't plotting against each other? 20.
The ship's computer becomes infected with a Conqueror Worm, an artificially intelligent virus like program bent on ruling the Universe. How can it be defeated? Deletion? Spilling soda on the mainframe? 21.
Everyone gets infected with ear worms, causing them to lose their minds to the control of a hive mind alien entity. 22.
A rogue wave of electro-magnetic energy wreaks havoc with your brain, causing everyone to write scrambled up poetry. Give us an example! 23.
The ship, with flotation devices deployed, crash lands upon the surface of a world covered entirely by water. Describe the civilizations(s) you encounter. 24.
What single item do you take with you before beaming down to a potentially dangerous planet? 25.
The crew makes the discovery of a book of ancient legends regarding worm like creatures worshipped as gods! 26.
Rumor has it that during your mission, the Earth was swallowed up by the Sun, which then exploded! What would you miss most about your home planet ( and solar system )? 27.
The spirit of a long dead famous poet seemingly haunts the USS Stanza. Or is it a hologram from the ship's computer on the fritz due to a hardware glitch? 28.
The ship makes a pit stop at the oldest library in the Universe. While perusing the most ancients forms of text, you discover poetry written by the first Earthworms predating human cavemen was highly sophisticated. 29.
Heavens to Murgatroyd! Rhymulans have boarded the Stanza and are hypnotizing the crew with a monotonous ABAB rhyme scheme! 30.
Captured in the tractor beam of The Smorgas Borg and pulled into its Cornucopia, you have been "alliterated". Write a poem utilizing as much alliteration as possible. 31.
Speaking of going where no worm has gone before ..... The septic system on the USS Stanza has malfunctioned! 32.
What a nightmare! Clingforms have attached themselves to the USS Stanza and are weighing down its verses!