Challenge Corner #2 – Immortality

Welcome back to Challenge Corner!

Did you have fun with last week’s challenge? Quite a few of you have been sharing links! Quadruple bonus points and eternal admiration are due to Hannah, niteowl, Ary and WritingWolf for beating it with all the optional extras, and triple bonus points to Trident for all the extras you could get in a short story!  I hope you enjoyed it, because I’ve got another shiny task for you. This week, I’ve had friends pondering out loud questions of life, death and the time in between, so I’m feeling a tad philosophical. Therefore, I give you, the second Challenge:

You were the one to discover the secret to immortality.

Remember, you can write absolutely anything, as long as it revolves around this. Want to write a thirty-page epic ballad? Go for it. Flash fiction more your style? You’re good. You don’t have to write in first person – you could have a character be the person who discovered the secret instead!

If you saw last week’s challenge, you’ll also remember that Challenge Corner tasks come with super bonus options. These are optional add-ons for those of you who want to stretch yourselves a little further. This week, you get:

+ Bonus Points if discovering the secret was a bad thing for some reason.

++ Double Bonus Points if the person doing the discovering didn’t get to be immortal themselves.

+++ Triple Bonus Points if they made their pet cat immortal instead.

Let me know how ambitious you’re going to be in the comments! And when you’ve finished writing, it’d be great to link your work, too – I love seeing what people come up with for prompts. And of course, there’s no deadline – whenever you get around to writing something for this, I’ll still want to see what you did!

Happy writing!

Cadi x


Cadi is a Computer Science student from the UK, with hair that keeps changing colour and a mind that keeps changing topic. She writes, doodles, photographs and cooks, and gets far too excited about all of them in turn. Because it's worth getting excited about stuff.

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11 Responses

  1. Heather says:

    This reminds me of Brent Week’s novels where the secret to immortality is that someone else has to die instead of you. And the main character doesn’t discover this at first so he loses several friends before he realises that this is his fault.

    I may try to do this in a poem at some point; that would be way cool.

  2. Wherethewindgoes says:

    Well, here’s my attempt at a poem on the subject…


    • Cadi says:

      The BBCode for links is [url=linklinklink]texttexttext[/url].

      That said, I’m not sure WordPress does BBCode – there’s a ‘link’ button for posting a comment, and I believe HTML link code is your friend. 🙂

      • Wherethewindgoes says:

        Oops. I didn’t mean to post that many times; my posts kept disappearing.
        Anyway, when I try to use the link button, the link doesn’t show up on the post.
        For instance, this probably won’t show up (or perhaps it will?):

      • Cadi says:


        Does the code in your post look like this?
        <a href="">text</a>

      • Wherethewindgoes says:

        Ohhhhh. I don’t have the “” at the end; I didn’t realize that the “link” button (or “/link”) has to be pressed twice. Ah. Now that makes sense. Thanks for the help!

        This should work, then.

  3. Wherethewindgoes says:

    Well, here’s a poem I wrote for the prompt…

  4. Wherethewindgoes says:

    Oh. It seems the link didn’t work.

  5. Wherethewindgoes says:

    And…apparently is still not working?
    Perhaps it will work like this?


  6. Wherethewindgoes says:

    And…apparently still isn’t working?
    Perhaps like this?


  7. Niteowl says:

    I guess I am now eligible for septuple points, even though this isn’t very good.

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