S1 E9 Mr. Punchable & the Zombie King


Have you ever wondered what to do with a main character you just want to punch in the face? How about one who can’t seem to fail? Alli and KL! develop a story with a punchable hero, an unexpected Zombie King, an impossible choice, and the sacrifices that must be made when the whole world is covered in fire. Then we answer your questions about how the heck to choose an ending for your story, using structure and theme as your guide—you don’t want to miss it!

Digressions include: serialized fiction and new-old ways to tell stories, everything is zombieable (including bears), predestination, separating bodies and consciousness, and stories that come too close to being very relatable content.

Don’t forget to check out the new Caramel Corn pledge tier for personalized tarot prompts at the Story Kernels Patreon. (Alli & KL are not professional tarot readers, but they are excellent at using non-standard tools for story inspiration.)

Today’s Prompt Systems: 

Shadowscapes tarot deck by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law

What’s Been Inspiring Us Lately:

Music: Cherryblossom by Raptorface is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives.

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