Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Unprepared? Maybe, Maybe Not

In our last prompt we talked about expectations. Today we'll continue on this theme, but we're going to add a twist. Write a scene in which it seems obvious that your character is unprepared for lies ahead. Your goal is to make it appear the character is careless, unprepared or just not ready when in fact, they are following a calculated a plan which leads to a surprise ending.

Pumping Your Muse Prompts

Use one of the following character profiles to get you started:

  • Person of faith walking into a trap
  • Teenager walking out the door in anger
  • Child lost in a crows
  • Truck driver breaks down
  • Person who can't swim goes out in a boat
Write a story between 1000 and 1200 words
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