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In the 12th episode of YOU Killed the Priest, writers Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo follow a Rebecca’s prompt, The Banned Religion! Mark creates a spooky and old-school atmosphere with his unnamed, unknown religion while Rebecca manages to thoroughly depress Mark (and possibly listeners, sorry) with her concept. As usual, the two have gone completely separate routes to creating the work: Mark’s is a story, Rebecca’s a fleshed out background of a culture and the religion it created. You can join us at the AIARWIP/PRIEST forum here! Take the prompt and try it yourself and then let us know what you came up with! Follow us on the socials or Support the Podcast: Our Ko-Fi account! Facebook Instagram Rebecca’s Instagram Rebecca’s first book in the Fulton Hills series, ‘Sister’ Mark’s Fiverr Account (coming as soon as he sends me the damn thing) CREDITS Hosts: Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo Producer: Rebecca Galardo YOU…

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In the 11th episode of YOU Killed the Priest, writers Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo follow a new prompt, one of Mark’s. The Cursed Object! Mark truly harrowing curse. Rebecca has two curses to share and Mark – as always – has very strong opinions about one in particular. Rebecca also shares her husband’s idea from last week, but one that fits both Long Term Carry On and The Cursed Object. You can join us at the AIARWIP/PRIEST forum here! Take the prompt and try it yourself and then let us know what you came up with! Follow us on the socials or Support the Podcast: Our Ko-Fi account! Facebook Instagram Rebecca’s Instagram Rebecca’s first book in the Fulton Hills series, ‘Sister’ Mark’s Fiverr Account (coming as soon as he sends me the damn thing) CREDITS Hosts: Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo Producer: Rebecca Galardo YOU Killed the Priest THEME: Truth Visit his Website or Spotify…

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In the 10th episode of YOU Killed the Priest, writers Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo follow a new prompt, one of Rebecca’s. Mark creates a heartrending narrative while Rebecca explains her own failure to completely work through the prompt – leading to Mark giving several good possibilities for it. After sharing their work, they add a flash round to the end before signing off! You can join us at the AIARWIP/PRIEST forum here! Take the prompt and try it yourself and then let us know what you came up with! MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Alone in a Room with Invisible People Somewhere in Time Follow us on the socials or Support the Podcast: Our Ko-Fi account! Facebook Instagram Rebecca’s Instagram Rebecca’s first book in the Fulton Hills series, ‘Sister’ Mark’s Fiverr Account (coming as soon as he sends me the damn thing) CREDITS Hosts: Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo Producer: Rebecca Galardo…

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In the 9th episode of YOU Killed the Priest, writers Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo the second half of Mark’s prompt from last week, which was an either/or prompt but we decided to do both! Today’s prompt is: Happy Your Burn Place! Mark felt he failed to capture the right vibes, but Rebecca thought he nailed it! Rebecca, on the other hand was completely unsure. Both created actual stories this time. No surprise, Rebecca’s is set in her current world of Fulton Hills. Both explain their processes and what they felt they loved or got wrong. What do you guys think? Did they both do the prompt justice? Or did they (especially Rebecca) fail? Take the prompt and try it yourself and then let us know what you came up with! MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Alone in a Room with Invisible People Rebecca’s book ‘Sister’ Follow us on the socials or Support…

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In this episode of YOU Killed the Priest, writers Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo follow one of Mark’s prompts and went for bonus points. Because of this we now have two episodes based on one prompt (with an either/or option, but we chose to do BOTH). Burn Your Happy Place! Mark followed the prompt and ended up (even after a disastrous loss of work) with a very creepy horror snipet, a piece that would work into any length of story. Rebecca came up with the plots to two stories, more fascinated with the one with her already-created FH version of gremlins, but she intends to use both in future works. Take the prompt and try it yourself and then let us know what you came up with! MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Alone in a Room with Invisible People AIARWIP Episode on “How to Start Building a Language, Culture and Story Ideas…

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In this episode of YOU Killed the Priest, writers Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo follow one of Rebecca’s prompts, What’s That Job?! Mark followed the prompt and ended up doubling his work (and points; clear winner!), coming up with a beautiful and haunting atmosphere and storyline. Rebecca, despite finding really cool options, followed her Muse’s desire and turned what sounded like a boring job into something she was fascinated with that she will be able to use in her current world of Fulton Hills. Take the prompt and try it yourself and then let us know what you came up with! MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Katharina Gerlach {author page} Follow us on the socials or Support the Podcast: Our Ko-Fi account! Facebook Instagram Rebecca’s Instagram Rebecca’s first book in the Fulton Hills series, ‘Sister’ Mark’s Fiverr Account (coming as soon as he sends me the damn thing) CREDITS Hosts: Mark Hermann and…

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In this episode of YOU Killed the Priest, writers Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo follow a prompt Mark created. Mark followed the prompt exactly, coming up with something that will ring true to horror & slasher fan genres, while Rebecca was pulled deeper into her world of Fulton Hills, creating backstory and imagery that she will be able to use in her current WIP. Take the prompt and try it yourself and then let us know what you came up with! MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Element Collecting Follow us on the socials or Support the Podcast: Our Ko-Fi account! Facebook Instagram Rebecca’s Instagram Rebecca’s first book in the Fulton Hills series, ‘Sister’ Mark’s Fiverr Account (coming as soon as he sends me the damn thing) CREDITS Hosts: Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo Producer: Rebecca Galardo YOU Killed the Priest THEME: Truth Visit his Website or Spotify Image by Devanath from Pixabay

In this episode of YOU Killed the Priest, writers Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo follow a prompt Rebecca created. Both Mark and Rebecca had incredibly different outcomes, as always, but where Mark came up with a very cool idea that could fit any story length, Rebecca was flooded with flash fiction and short story ideas. Take the prompt and try it yourself and then let us know what you came up with! MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Element Collecting Follow us on the socials or Support the Podcast: Our Ko-Fi account! Facebook Instagram Rebecca’s Instagram Rebecca’s first book in the Fulton Hills series, ‘Sister’ Mark’s Fiverr Account (coming as soon as he sends me the damn thing) CREDITS Hosts: Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo Producer: Rebecca Galardo YOU Killed the Priest THEME: Truth Visit his Website or Spotify Image of Tools by Juraj Varga from Pixabay AND Image of Blood and Cracked Windowcby Thanks for…

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In this episode of YOU Killed the Priest, writers Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo follow a prompt, this week it’s Rebecca’s. Once again, this prompt results in two completely different works:  Rebecca came up with a simple and small-town feel and could take her creation in many different directions.  Mark is the clear winner with a largely developed and complex premise with a massive scale!  Tell us what you think! Take the prompt and try it yourself and then let us know what you came up with! MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Nation of Chad Centralia, PA As long as there is a fuel supply and oxygen to supply it, a fire can burn indefinitely. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_flame Australian Burning Mountain claims 6000 years and it’s one of many long-lasting fires on this list. Follow us on the socials or Support the Podcast: Our Ko-Fi account! Facebook Instagram Rebecca’s Instagram Rebecca’s Author Website (work in progress) Mark’s…

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In this episode of YOU Killed the Priest, writers Mark Hermann and Rebecca Galardo follow a prompt.  The title is pretty awesome, so of course this time it’s Mark’s. Mark had difficulties within his own prompt and its limitations, and he shares with us the failures, the more successful storyline and also some things we probably didn’t want to hear about.  Rebecca came up with more than one god, but only one story. Take the prompt and try it yourself and then let us know what you came up with! MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE: Holly’s Lisle’s Write Flash Fiction that Doesn’t SUCK (free course, but affiliate link – it helps out the podcast 😀 ) Keyush the Stunt Dog Sherpa Mouse Follow us on the socials or Support the Podcast: Facebook Instagram Rebecca’s Instagram Rebecca’s Author Website (work in progress) Mark’s Fiverr Account (coming as soon as he sends me…

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