Muse on Monday – January 30, 2023

Hello Musers, and welcome to another Monday!

Setting is an important part of storytelling since where and when a story takes place will have a big impact on the story. There is something wrong if a story that takes place in India in the 1800s and on Mars in the 2400s are exactly the same.

If it’s a realistic story, you should try to make sure all the details are as accurate as possible, but if it’s a fantasy or a futuristic story, you are freer to play with the details. A few days ago, I posted a story called The Hieroglyphics Teacher. It takes place in a world where hieroglyphics are taught in school and you can buy alchemy supplies through the mail. Not exactly realistic, but it fits the story.

Story Prompt: January 30, 2023

Write a story in an exotic setting.

This can mean a totally alien world or a realistic world (present day or in the past) where there are a few key details changed. I’ll post my story for this prompt next week.

If you want to share your story, you can either email me at or submit it at the link here. I’d love to publish your story as well.

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