Writing Prompt: Stop. Chimera Time.


I’m sorry Full Metal Alchemist fans

I love chimeras. Not just the original mythic image, but the evolved meaning: animals mixed together to form a new animal.

They don’t always have to be terrifying either. Think like polar bear dogs and badgermoles from Legend of Aang/Legend of Korra , or owl-bears from The Croods. Or you can go tragic, like what happened to Nina in Fullmetal Alchemist (*sniffle* if I have to remember this pain you all will!).

Struggling to think of a good chimera? What are your two(or three) favourite animals? How can you combine them? Would the resulting animal be awesome or evil?

If you really truly can’t come up with your own I won’t hold it against you if you pilfer something (as long as it’s not copyrighted) and use it in your story.

Your story can be ludicrous to accommodate an absolutely ridiculous chimera, or horror for a terrible creature, or whatever you want it to be.

Now let your imagination fly, fly my pretties!

If you publish your story we’d love it if you’d link in the comments below, or at least tell us how much you love these prompts.

About Kirstie Olley

Kirstie Olley was the President of Vision Writers Group during 2015-2018, has had ten short stories published since joining the group in 2012, has been a finalist in the Aurealis Awards and received multiple honourable mentions in the Writers Of The Future contest. She also blogs and has free fiction at her website http://www.storybookperfect.com/
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2 Responses to Writing Prompt: Stop. Chimera Time.

  1. Pingback: Writing Prompt: Stop. Chimera Time! – Storybook Perfect

  2. Chris Kneipp says:

    Lol. My first two thoughts were, “What an a cross a wombat with?” And “A saltwater croc with the brain and eyes of a puppy dog? It’s a crocadoodle. Scratch it’s tummy or it’ll bite your legs off.”

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