Sunday, October 23, 2011

Carnival Goldfish

- One of your characters wins a goldfish in a carnival game. Said character takes it upon him/herself to raise that goldfish as well as s/he can.

+ if the character does all kinds of research on the proper care for goldfish and believes everything s/he reads on the internet (you need a 20 gallon tank for your fish, you need all these supplies to keep it from getting sick, you need to make special food for it, etc etc)

++ if the care of this goldfish becomes an obsession

+++ if the fish ends up dying in a month anyways regardless of all the obsessive care the character has taken

+++ + if the character spends the rest of the novel "rescuing" fish from people who keep them in bowls and other "inhumane" treatment as atonement

This dare was posted on the NaNoWriMo forums for free use in your NaNoWriMo novel. I have compiled them all on this website, but I have not created them. While the original thread from which these dares have been taken may have been deleted for the yearly forum wipe, you can find the NaNo Dares thread(s) at, in the Reaching 50,000 forum.

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