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    • So I was wondering if anyone would be interested in participating in a weekly writing prompt. Basically, write a page or so, share it and then read each other’s attempt and share positive and productive comments so we all can improve.

      Anyone?

      Writing prompt:

      You wake up on another world you’ve never been to before. A computerized voice reminds you that today is your retirement and that everyone you’ve worked with for the past thirty years will be at the party tonight.

    • Apologies

      My sincerest apologies to @Julianne and @Evergreen for completely confusing you both. I will try to explain better and then in a seperate reply I’ll provide my story—I haven’t started it yet so hopefully it will be good.

      Explanation

      Julianne, I saw a Google Plus video of a Photo Walk of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Everyone created their own picture of the same bridge, posted their pic and then shared praise and positive suggestions. One “prompt,” multiple unique creations.

      For the writing prompt, we are each writing our own unique story or scene based on the writing prompt. For example, you may decide to write a comedy while I write a drama.

      Length: Maybe 4-6 paragraphs or a page if you printed it out.

      Example

      This is an example of one I did a few days ago. The writing prompt was

      You feel sick and need to go to the clinic to find out what’s wrong.

      I felt like turning it into a story about zombies:

      Turning into a Zombie

      (A short story)

      Hope this helped. My story is soon to follow.

    • Writing prompt:

      You wake up on another world you’ve never been to before. A computerized voice reminds you that today is your retirement and that everyone you’ve worked with for the past thirty years will be at the party tonight.

      My story

      “Put out to Pasture” by apm

      Hechter hated the whiney computerized voice.

      “Why don’t you just shut it?!” he thought to himself.

      To the voice he replied with a more appropriate acknowledgement and got out of bed.

      Pulling back the curtains, Hechter stood stunned as he watched the two suns rise.

      “This is not Earth!”

      “You are correct,” said the now sarcastic computerized voice. “You say that every morning and every morning I tell you that you are on Baroneus 7. Now get the lead out or you’ll be late to work.”

      Hechter does what any normal human would do when confronted with a dual sunrise and the knowledge that he’s not in Oklahoma anymore.

      He tells the voice to call work and to tell his boss that he’s too sick to come in.

      He then goes back to bed.

      When he wakes up he’s back on Earth.

      “It must’ve been a dream.”

      Or was it?

      .

      .

      Feedback I could use

      My goal was to write something as tightly as possible with a smattering of humor in what should hopefully be a two minute read.

      What was good about this writing attempt?

      What could’ve been better?

      What’s one suggestion that could help with my next attempt?

      Your kind and thoughtful answers to any or all of these questions is greatly appreciated!

    You've been invited!