Gap Year Press

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Valley of Dry Bones

Valley of Dry Bones Plot Prompt includes themes (briefly summarized below), description, synopsis, setting, main character descriptions, and plot outline.

GENRE:

Young Adult Fiction

THEMES:

Aging – Explore society’s attitudes about aging. Should older people worry about being at the mercy of a younger generation?

Diversity – Will society ever rise to the challenge of valuing people with different abilities, experiences, ages, and perspectives? 

Government – Given the demographic reality of an aging population and low population growth, what’s the best trade-off between funding entitlement programs and investing in our children's future? 


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Crisis of Conscience

Crisis of Conscience Plot Prompt includes themes (briefly summarized below), description, synopsis, setting, main character descriptions, and plot outline.

GENRE:

Mystery

THEMES:

Justice – What do you do when the criminal justice system fails? Is it better to ignore injustice or to take matters into your own hands? 

Heroism – There are heroes among us who take on evil without superpowers or recognition, but what drives them? Are heroes chosen or made, and what does my answer say about my potential for heroism?


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Unveiled

Unveiled Plot Prompt includes themes (briefly summarized below), description, synopsis, setting, main character descriptions, and plot outline.

GENRE:

Science Fiction

THEMES:

Beauty – Even if we are hardwired to prefer beautiful people, is there any benefit to consciously overriding this conditioning? 

Bioengineering – Are the moral and ethical concerns about bioengineering well-founded, or are the benefits of this technology beyond reproach? 

Power – Beauty, intelligence, and money are all forms of power, but is one better than the others? 
 


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I Never Knew You

I Never Knew You Plot Prompt includes themes (briefly summarized below), description, synopsis, setting, main character descriptions, and plot outline.

GENRE:

Mystery

THEMES:

Betrayal – Is tolerating betrayal just part of loving someone?

Violence – People who have committed violent acts often consider themselves to be good people. Is this possible?

Relationships – How well can we know someone before we marry them? 

Justice – Most people lament miscarriages of justice, yet few make the sacrifices needed to ensure fairness. Would you protect someone who had broken the law?


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15 Minutes

15 Minutes Plot Prompt includes themes (briefly summarized below), description, synopsis, setting, main character descriptions, and plot outline.

GENRE: 

General Fiction

THEMES:

Success – How do you define success? Is it adulation, talent, opportunity, or money? Maybe it’s the unique blessing of having all four? 

Purpose – Do we really have a purpose in life or is this just an idea that makes us feel good? 

Fulfillment – Is finding fulfillment in life important? Do you allocate resources toward finding fulfillment or just hope it happens? 
 


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Naked

Naked Plot Prompt includes themes (briefly summarized below), description, synopsis, setting, main character descriptions, and plot outline.

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GENRE:

Young Adult Fiction

THEMES:

Perception – Are perception and reality equally important? Which do you spend the most time thinking about? 

Deception – Why is denial (i.e. self-deception) different from being lied to? 

Identity – Is some privacy necessary to understand and embrace our own identities?


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Embedded

Embedded Plot Prompt includes themes (briefly summarized below), description, synopsis, setting, main character descriptions, and plot outline.

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GENRE:

Romance

THEMES:

Love – Do we have soul mates or is true love opportunistic? Consider how love changes over time.

Free Will – Are our lives mostly a composite of choices made by us or for us? Is a coerced choice as worthless as a coerced confession? 

Commitment – Is having a long and happy marriage a realistic goal? What characterizes a couple with staying power? 


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Compromised

Compromised Plot Prompt includes themes (briefly summarized below), description, synopsis, setting, main character descriptions, and plot outline.

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GENRE:

Thriller

THEMES:

Identity – What makes us who we are? 

Corruption – People’s insatiable need for power ensures that corruption is prevalent in every aspect of life. What would you do if you uncovered corruption within your sphere of influence?

Betrayal – Explore how we come to trust the wrong people. Do we fear the truth about ourselves and others?


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Chasing After the Wind

Chasing After the Wind Plot Prompt includes themes (briefly summarized below), description, synopsis, setting, main character descriptions, and plot outline.

GENRE:

Thriller

THEMES:

Predestination – Do we achieve happiness by accepting the circumstances of our birth or by challenging them? 

Emotions – Though the state of happiness is most people’s destination, why do so few arrive? 

Entitlement – How can we claim our birthrights, or is the idea of inalienable rights baseless?

Relationships – How does our quest for happiness impact our relationships?


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Be Mine

Be Mine Plot Prompt includes themes (briefly summarized below), description, synopsis, setting, main character descriptions, and plot outline.

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GENRE:

Thriller

THEMES:

Love – Is holding on to unrequited love selfish or hopeful? What fuels and cools unrequited love? 

Power – Is it natural to try to control people, or is this evidence of warped thinking? 

Delusions – Is delusional thinking common? How can we prevent our internal fantasies from overriding our external realities? 

 


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